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Awards and Presentations
April – June 2014
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Bodyworks I: Spiraling fascial integration technique applied to the whole body
(previously Aston Bodyworks I)
Aston Bodyworks I begins with a unique Aston Assessment of your specific posture, injuries, muscle tone and movement patterns by the Aston practitioner called “spiraling”. The Spiraling Technique is a painless, hands-on approach that respects and matches the layer, shape and grain of soft tissue. It teaches the practitioner to work with ease, from the surface layers through the deeper layers to include the bone. Specialized attention is placed on keeping the whole body in balance as localized tension is released. Combined with an accurate whole body assessment, the Spiraling Technique becomes a fascial integration form that increases the effectiveness of all manual therapy and decreases the amount of stress and effort on the practitioner. This form of massage connects all fascial layers and integrates specific change to the adjacent segment.
ASTON KINETICS 101 (previously Aston Techniques I)
Visual Assessment I
Aston Kinetics 101 is an introduction to the Aston paradigm through seeing the three-dimensionality of the body.
Accurately seeing the patterns in a client’s posture and movement is essential to identifying why body symptoms occur and recur in the structure. The development of observational skills and recognition of body patterns puts in place a foundation for grasping the problem-solving skills that are inherent to the highly effective Aston approach to movement training and the treatment of injury and pain in the human structure.
This skill is essential to reaching possible precursors of issues and effectively addressing them. Aston Kinetics 101 teaches a system which helps clearly identify body patterns and uses movement labs to learn to sense movement in one’s own body, and in others. Learn Aston Arcing, a technique for aligning the body in sitting and a fundamental sequence in positioning the body structure for application to all types of daily movement. Also, learn the difference between structural and functional holding patterns, begin to think in terms of the body’s three-dimensional spaciousness, and initiate an understanding of the comprehensive Aston Paradigm.
ASTON KINETICS 102 (previously Aston Techniques II)
Aston “Moving Beyond Posture”: Visual Assessment II and Aston-Mechanics®
This dynamic course builds on information learned in Aston Kinetics 101, focusing on seeing, experiencing and coaching movement in conjunction with understanding alignment.
The skills taught for seeing alignment are carried into the assessment of the body in motion. Learn movement designs which can be tailored to your client’s specific needs so they can learn to release habitual tension patterns and explore new possibilities for alignment. Understand the application of ergonomic supports for more ease and comfort. The knowledge of basic movement functions enhances all aspects of complex human function. This class begins applying the Aston-Mechanics® principles of alignment and movement to sitting, standing, bending, reaching and walking.
Aston Kinetics 102 is open to all health professionals who have completed Aston Kinetics 101 and are qualified to teach movement/exercise education according to their state’s laws.
Bodyworks II: Progression of Aston 103 skill sets adding palpation techniques and “bodymapping” for session designs
(previously Aston Bodyworks II)
This course will introduce you to the Aston system of palpation and notation of the hypertoned and hypotoned tissues within the body’s pattern called “bodymapping.” This advances one’s problem solving abilities by refining visual assessment and palpation skills. While continuing to improve assessment skills, one will learn how to advance the Spiraling Technique allowing the release of specific tension patterns and work deeper structures without causing pain. The body map is an important tool to enhance problem solving skills and to record the client’s progress.
The advanced problem solving tools address the most complex of myofascial issues and have the ability to truly change a client’s life.