Thomas Myers takes you on a journey through the body’s myofascial meridians with new videos of fresh-tissue dissections

WALPOLE, Maine – Dec. 15, 2009 – Kinesis Inc., the leading educator of Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI) bodywork, announced the availability of a new two-DVD set, Anatomy Trains Revealed: Dissecting the Myofascial Meridians. Using real-time laboratory video and professional photography, this set captures an unfolding firsthand voyage of discovery through the body’s myofascial meridians, exploring and explaining new dissections of both traditional preserved and startlingly lifelike “fresh tissue” cadavers. In the field of manual and movement therapies, Thomas Myers, author of Anatomy Trains, presents a unique, holistic 21st century view of systemic fascial anatomy unexplored from the time of Vesalius until now.

“This is by far the most compelling portrait of the Anatomy Trains yet produced,” said Myers, director of Kinesis Inc. “These unique dissections are specifically designed to present a view of the human body unavailable in traditional anatomy texts. They build our understanding of holistic functional anatomy that we cannot see if we cut the body into its constituent ‘parts.’ Capturing these body-wide fascial connections video allows us to analyze the relationships among fascia, muscle, nerve and bone more deeply and share the information visually. Aside from joining us in the anatomy laboratory, this is the best way I know to offer clarity concerning the new fascial ‘anatomy of connection.’”

The DVD set contains new video footage of the fascial tissues around the brain and the organs as well as a complete tour of the myofascial kinetic ‘trains.’ With the help of master dissector Todd Garcia and his Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment, Myers exposes and explains the clinically relevant myofascial links that transmit strain and tension body-wide, creating global postural patterns. This DVD set allows viewers to watch the dissection process, its results, a narrated slide show with labeled graphics and other informative material for teachers. Anatomy Trains Revealed: Dissecting the Myofascial Meridians goes well beyond Myers’ first dissection DVD released in 2007, entitled Anatomy Trains Revealed: Early Dissective Evidence, and it is designed to complement the book Anatomy Trains, Second Edition (Elsevier 2009).

Pricing and availability

The Anatomy Trains Revealed: Dissecting the Myofascial Meridians two- DVD set is available for $49.95 via the Anatomy Trains Web store, www.anatomytrains.com/at/store.  

About Anatomy Trains

The Anatomy Trains concept, devised by Thomas Myers, provides useful language describing the “anatomy of connection,” in which muscles are unctionally linked in series through the unity of the fascial network that runs throughout the body; muscles work as an integrated system rather than as individual units. The Anatomy Trains myofascial meridians provide a revolutionary map for analyzing whole-body soft-tissue patterns that leads to positive new strategies for unwinding these patterns via manipulation and movement-oriented work.

The book, Anatomy Trains, presents Myers’ unique, “whole systems” views on functional anatomy and especially the body-wide connections among the muscles within the fascial net. The first edition of Anatomy Trains was published in 2001, and the updated second edition was released in January 2009. Anatomy Trains has become one of the standard manuals on human anatomy for somatic practitioners-–blending embryology, development, evolution and functional anatomy in a read that provides basic insights to the neophyte as well as challenging concepts to the experienced practitioner.

About Thomas Myers and Kinesis Inc.

Thomas Myers is a Certified Advanced Rolfer®, L.M.T., NCBTMB, and is the director of Kinesis Inc., which he founded in 1994 to provide continuing education to massage and physical therapists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, yoga practitioners, Pilates instructors, personal trainers and those interested in making a change in people’s lives through “spatial medicine.” Kinesis offers courses nationally and internationally in integrated soft-tissue approaches, including courses in Anatomy Trains® Myofascial Meridians, Body3 series, Body Language and its highly-regarded certification program in Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI), an advanced form of Structural Integration bodywork. These courses are supported by the Anatomy Trains book, DVDs on fascial technique, visual assessment and dissection, and the Anatomy Trains Primal Pictures DVD-ROM.

A prolific writer and speaker, Myers’ research and systemic approach to postural and movement patterns has revolutionized the teaching of anatomy away from the “single-muscle theory” toward a more holistic appreciation of muscular interactions and their role in posture and dysfunction. Prior to founding Kinesis, Myers trained directly with Dr. Ida Rolf, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais and Buckminster Fuller, and has practiced integrative bodywork in a variety of clinical and cultural settings for more than 30 years.

For more information about Kinesis books, DVD products or KMI classes, visit www.AnatomyTrains.com or call (888) KINESIS.

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