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The Art of Letting Go / Myofascial Release Self Care Workshops
Thu, August 24, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
April's workshop will focus on releasing tension in the craniosacral system and 3 of the main stabilizers in the body: the illiopsoas, piriformis and the lateral pterygoid.
A bit on the craniosacral system:
Craniosacral work is a gentle form of treatment that works with the brain, cerebrospinal fluid, the 22 cranial bones and the membranes inside of the cranium, the sacrum and spinal column that make up what is called, the craniosacral system. When gentle touch is applied, and long holds with each contact to the head, spine and pelvis are practiced; a movement pattern in this system called, the cranial wave, can become balanced and optimized.
When the movement of the cranial wave is not flowing with ease, it inhibits the craniosacral system from functioning efficiently and as a result we can feel “out of sorts.” The bones in the head, spine and central nervous system are affected adversely and because the central nervous system governs what the rest of our body does, it’s challenging to be and even feel at our best.
Below is a list of some ailments that can benefit from Craniosacral work:
* Tempromandibular Joint Syndrome (commonly known as TMJ)
* Migraines and Other Forms of Headaches
* Chronic Back, Hip and Neck Pain
* Central Nervous System Disorders
* Vision Impairments
* Mood and Stress Related Issues
* Traumatic Injuries to the Brain and Spinal Cord
Receiving Craniosacral work can help bring you back into balance with your body and well-being so you can live your life in a forward moving fashion.
Now back to fascia:Fascia embeds every tissue in our body, down to the tiniest cell. It's considered the "tissue of consciousness" and can store old forms of physical, mental and/or emotional trauma until it's released. Since the fascia is a system that conducts it's way throughout the whole body, a restriction in one area can affect the tissues in another; creating unhealthy holding patterns and overall decreased mobility in the physical and energetic bodies. Fascia, in it's healthy state, can lend itself to uninhibited, expansive, efficient and liquid-like movement.
Once a month, we will explore, in further detail, what fascia is; tangible ways of releasing fascial restrictions with foam rollers, therapeutic balls, stretching and therapeutic movement. The techniques that will be covered are self care tools that can be used in your everyday life to prevent injury from occurring, help enhance the bodywork you may already receive in private sessions or help you heal from chronic tension and pain patterns.
Want to participate in more than one workshop!? Check out the rest of 2017's schedule below...
4/27 - The Craniosacral System & The 3 Stabilizers Release
5/25 - The Front Body Release
6/22 - The Back Body Release
7/27 - The Neck & TMJ Release
8/24 - The Shoulders/Arms/Hands Release
9/28 - The Torso & Chest Release
10/11 - The Quads/Hammies & Glutes Release
11/16 - The Lower Legs & Feet Release
12/28 - Students Choice Release
Tickets can be purchased per workshop or as a 6 or 12 month series package. Please note that only one date is chosen at the time of purchase, even for 6 or 12 month packages. Contact the cooridnator at email@example.com to set up the dates you would like to attend with a 6 month package. Thank you.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Participants must be 18 years or older.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is plenty of street parking on Belmont and the Belmont Avenue Bus stops nearby.
What can I bring into the event?
Please bring yourself wearing comfortable clothing that you can move freely in, a waterbottle, pen and paper for notes and if you have your own foam roller and/or 4" therapetuic ball/s; please bring those along as well.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Heather can be contacted via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 312.344.3780.