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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 visit her website: https://www.bodyinharmony.org.uk/.
Jan is also the author of the book Scars, Adhesions and the Biotensegral Body, published by Handspring Publishing in May 2020.

Working with Caesarean Scars

  As a scar specialist, I work with many women with a Caesarean scar (CS); sometimes they have three or even four scars, one on top of the other, each time the surgeon possibly having cleared out adhesions and each time possibly more adhesions having formed.  This is complex and sensitive work as we unravel…

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Working with Caesarean scars

by Jan Trewartha As a scar specialist, I work with many women with a Caesarean scar (CS); sometimes they have three or even four scars, one on top of the other, each time the surgeon possibly having cleared out adhesions and each time possibly more adhesions having formed.  This is complex and sensitive work as…

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Interoception and Self-Care

During the pandemic, Carol M. Davis presented a webinar on ‘Fascia, Interoception and Self-Care; a Pandemic/Holiday Imperative’.  Hugely needed at the time, this talk is just as relevant today and every day; as therapists and movement teachers we need to care for ourselves, not only for our own health but in order to be fit…

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Interoception and Emotion

Influential theories suggest emotional feeling states arise from physiological changes from within the body. Interoception describes the afferent signalling, central processing, and neural and mental representation of internal bodily signals. Recent progress is made in conceptualizing interoception and itsneural underpinnings. These developments are supported by empirical data concerning interoceptive mechanisms and their contribution to emotion….

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Interoception – a summary of two papers

My aim here is to introduce you to two papers on Interoception, written in 2014 and 2017, to give you a broad overview of the topic. I have touched on what each paper covers, with the links so that you can explore these more yourself in the Member’s Area. The first one is by Robert…

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An introduction to interoception

My aim here is to introduce you to a paper on iInteroception, written by Robert Schleip in 2014, to give you a broad summary of interoception, and how the therapist will benefit the client from understanding this sense. Before we look at the research, we need a definition of interoception: “Interoception refers to the representation…

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