Posts by Lauren M. Christman, LMP, CBSI/KMI, CCST

Inspired by recent Research Conferences

Last week, I attended the Massage Therapy Foundation's Conference on Research here in Seattle (for more info). The impetus for going initially was to represent Tom Myers, who had sponsored an evening event but couldn't be there. He asked me to go in his stead to introduce a viewing of presentations from another fascia conference,…

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Strength, Length and Stretch

I've just come from teaching an Anatomy Trains course in Chicago with a group of movement practitioners. This is my second time this year adapting my teaching to work with a group of professionals with a divergent view of the body – and it's absolutely fascinating! As a manual practitioner, there is so much about…

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Four Muscles of Mastication

For those reading the article in the AMTA magazine, who want a little more information about musculature, here's a quick review of the four muscles of mastication: masseter, temporalis and the pterygoids. The Inner and Outer Slings of the Jaw Two of the muscles that suspend the jaw are well-known to most massage practitioners—the masseter…

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