Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Additional aspects of Tensegrity Touch revealed

Two classes have been recently taught in Madrid. Module I (June 30 and July 1-2) with 20 students and module II (July 6-8) with 15 students and the overall impression is that TT is somehow bringing indeed a new fashion of treatment in evoking the client's involuntary motor auto-regulatory behaviours (pandiculation) and can be considered as a neuro-myofascial approach. Those responses can contribute to the benefit of both, client and therapist: they bring efficacy to the miofascial component of the treatment and allow for the freeing forces to be steered in remote regions of the clients' body. Additionally, the therapist also has, making part of a single tensegrity system along with the client, the possibility to improve his own postural tonic function and hence degree of tensegrity. It seems to be a gain-gain way to play with our natural salutogenic resources!

The feedback of the clinical experiences of last year's students were indeed encouraging and continuing classes have already been scheduled for 2019, including Module III, in which, besides additional manoeuvres, the clinical practice will be in focus. Thanks a lot for Florence Cohen for having put together these classes!

Friday, August 25, 2017

TT classes taught in Spain and Poland

We started a new TT class in Madrid, in May 12-14 and the feedback has been very encouraging. Another class has also been started in Poznan, Poland, where we´ve been teaching since 2011. Continuing classes are planned for 2018.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

2016 Tensegrity Touch new research project

We are starting a new research project at the Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade de São Paulo, in which we plan to measure the degree of tensegrity with accelerometry during the TT maneuvres, along with the monitoring of muscle activity with EMG (electromyography). 
Our hypothesis is that, besides the already described involuntary muscle activity during the maneuvres, we would detect a change in the patterns of muscle recruitment after the maneuvres, namely, a rise in the tonic activity and possibly a decrease of phasic activity. Let us see!

2015 Tensegrity Touch classes

We had three Tensegrity Touch classes in 2015: in Gals, Switzerland, in June 27-28; in Manchester, England, in July 26-27 and in São Paulo, in August 21-23 and September 25-27. Most students in those classes were Rolfers and physiotherapists.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

2014 Tensegrity Touch activities:

We had 4 TT classes in 2014: June 5-8 in Poznan, Poland a class for physiotherapists; June 14-20 in Zurich, Switzerland a class in which most students were rolfers and we also had a physiotherapist; August 29-31 in São Paulo, also a class with various practitioners. The experience of having people coming from diverse backgrounds is surely enriching.

In 2014 we also inaugurated two supervision groups in São Paulo, with monthly gatherings. 

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.