“Fascia is the glistening sticky strands of tissue you see when removing skin from a piece of raw chicken.”
Fascia has been much in the news within the past few years as people begin to understand and appreciate the complexity of this highly valuable and important structure in the body. Massage students are beginning to train in working in fascia.
Irmgard Bartenieff taught Bindgewebsmassage (massage of the webbing that binds, or fascial massage) to a few of her Laban students. Jackie was fortunate to study with one of them in the early 1980’s in learning the foundations for Jackie’s later development with two of her colleagues of Connective Tissue Techniques®. Jackie has been studying and working in fascia for over 30 years and has a deep kinesthetic knowledge and experience of the body’s fascial system.
I heard about Jackie through a friend. I was recovering from a hip fracture and had to relearn how to walk. My friend told me about emBodyment and the Connective Tissue Techniques Jackie uses. Although I have an awesome physical therapist, we could not figure out completely why I was limping and still needed a cane for support.
Seeing Jackie the first time was like coming home. Just by watching and working with me she understood how my body functioned, how the accident had changed me. And she performed a miracle: for the first time I walked out of the door without my cane and without limping.
I am very grateful that our paths have crossed and since then Jackie is at my side on my long way of recovery.”