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Jan Trewartha

is the founder and director of the British Fascia Symposium and The Fascia Hub. She has been in healthcare since 1979, originally training as a State Registered Nurse in the Queen Alexandra Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC), working with patients on the wards and in the operating theatre; a superb if non-deliberate foundation for her future career. In 1988, being trained by a blind massage therapist to really ‘feel’ the body, led to a lifetime passion for body work. Jan was a massage volunteer at the Auckland Commonwealth Games where she learned from professionals from all modalities. Her work now is the culmination of many years of training and experience in different disciplines. Through her school, Body in Harmony Training, Jan runs a variety of light touch therapy courses, including Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWork for which she was the first accredited tutor in the UK.
To learn more about Jan please click here to visit her website: https://www.bodyinharmony.org.uk/

How do you see your body?

by Jan Trewartha Not that long ago many yoga classes were very focused on achieving and holding a posture; nowadays they may very well concentrate more on developing our somatic awareness as we are encouraged to unfold, unfurl and unspiral our limbs, and to be aware of the effect on the whole body of one…

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What is Fascial Unwinding and how does it work?

At the British Fascia Symposium 2014, the very first one, Leon Chaitow gave a summary of fascia-based modalities.  At the very end of the list he added: “And Fascial Unwinding – it’s ‘out there’, but it works.” Minasny states[1], “In the absence of a scientific explanation or hypothesis of the mechanism of action, it [Fascial…

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What is Fascial Unwinding and how does it work?

At the British Fascia Symposium 2014, the very first one, Leon Chaitow gave a summary of fascia-based modalities.  At the very end of the list he added: “And Fascial Unwinding – it’s ‘out there’, but it works.” Minasny states[1], “In the absence of a scientific explanation or hypothesis of the mechanism of action, it [Fascial…

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Humming, nasal breathing and hugging – keys to stress reduction, calm, and efficient breathing

The power of humming Leon Chaitow’s well-known piece, Humming my way back home[i] written a few years ago, describes his journey back to England after teaching in Ireland at the National Training Centre, Dublin.  As he arrives in London, his body reacts to the air pollution and “A thought came to me relating to something…

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Abdominal Scars and Adhesions – effects and approaches

In 2011 Geoffrey Bove and Susan Chapelle published a paper entitled ‘Visceral mobilization can lyse and prevent peritoneal adhesions in a rat model[i]. On March 5 2021, ten years later, a report was published entitled Controlling adhesions in the abdomen[ii]. The Hove/Chapelle paper is well known and often referred to.  In brief, 3 groups of…

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The Power of Following the Tissue

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