Monday, February 24, 2014

2013 overwiew and the new name: Tensegrity Touch

It has always been a difficult task to choose a name to refer to our work. How to summarize and describe it using one or a few words? Besides, our comprehension about it is constantly evolving and the apparently appropriate terms change overtime. We believe Muscle Repositioning needed to be "upgraded" and we chose Tensegrity Touch. Achieving the condition of tensegrity (both in the client's and in the practitioner's systems) seems to somehow describe one of the work's main features.

In 2013 we taught the scheduled classes in Brazil and Poland, with plans to maintain continuing education programs in those locations.We also have plans to teach in other European cities (Berlin and Zurich) in 2014.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

2013 MR classes

In Poznan, Poland, we have scheduled two classes. From July 4th to 7th we will teach a basic 4-day class, and in July 8th and 9th we will teach a two day upgrade class, for the students that have already attended the basic 4-day classes in 2011 and 2012. Those classes are aimed for manual therapists of various backgrounds, like structural integrators, physical therapists, osteopaths, physical educators, Feldenkrais and Eutony practitioners among others. The techniques taught are suitable to be used in different therapeutic settings.

In São Paulo, Brazil, we will teach a 3-day class from August 23th to 25th. This class is aimed for Rolfing Structural Integration practitioners, and is aimed to the employment of MR techniques within the Rolfing setting.

Spontaneous movements study under way
Thanks to their published articles, various authors have mingled in an international group of study about spontaneous movements. We are describing the types of movements, their possible neurological and structural mechanisms and also discussing their possible biological significances. As such spontaneous behaviors have been observed in various therapies and practices, we are also making a list of them. We plan to publish articles based on this interesting collective effort. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

New class in Poznan:

From July 12 to 15 we taught another class for physical therapists in Poznan, Poland. Again, feedback is cheering! We are planning continuing education and new classes in Poznan for next year.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Muscle Repositioning classes overseas in 2011

We taught a 6-day MR workshop for structural integrators in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in August 21-27. On October 3rd, we had a workshop for rolfers in Kamakura, Japan and from October 13-16 we taught a 4- day class for physical therapists in Poznan, Poland. The feedback has been encouraging!

 New article on pandiculation

A new article on pandiculation has been published at Terra Rosa e-magazine (pages 27-34):
Pandiculation: an organic way to maintain musculoskeletal health

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Assisting pandiculation?

It has just been published electronically our new article, in which we further discuss the possible links between MR and pandiculation. Deepening our understanding of such an intriguing behavior has strengthened our hypotheses, i.e., that MR evokes instinctual homeostatic behaviors. In this sense, could such manual approach be described as "assisted pandiculation"?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2010, busy year

2010 was a very busy year. We published three articles (two available by the links below and the third is in press, and is related to pandiculation and its possible relationship with MR. In May we presented a workshop at the IASI Symposium in Denver, in June we presented in the 1st International Congress on Yawning, in Paris. This event strengthened our hypotheses, i.e., that Muscle Repositioning evokes responses that are related to pandiculation. Now we post some videos depicting pandiculation-like responses of clients during -and after- MR maneuvers (as some responses outlast the touch itself and self-perpetuate).