Soft tissue or myofascial release with Liam Harkness
11th - 26th August
This dynamic technique is used to effectively treat pain and joint dysfunction and correct problems with the visceral, neuromuscular and circulatory systems. Liam's treatment begins with you being induced into a semi-sleep state enabling the therapist to better connect with your own intuitive healing system. This process encourages a deeper level of healing on both the physical and emotional planes as the therapist works with your body to uncover and release energy blockages in the neuromuscular and digestive systems. During treatment you will be aware of the subtle rhythms and strokes as the therapist restores balance back to the musculoskeletal system with a combination of deep tissue work and fascial unwinding. The session ends with Cranial Osteopathy to reboot the neuromuscular system into accepting the physiological changes or adjustments that occurred during the treatment.
Please note that Liam prefers you to wear sport clothing during the session.
Liam graduated as a Sports Therapist from Exeter College in 1995 and specializes in rehabilitation and preventative care. He is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and has recently been invited as a course examiner for FHT programs in Asia. Liam has a passion for guiding clients on their individual path to optimum health and his work has taken him all across the globe studying holistic lifestyle coaching and visceral manipulation at the world renowned Chek and Barral institutes. In 2010 Liam met Aaron Mattes, the creator of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) at a training seminar in Hong Kong. This experience revolutionized Liam's approach to rehabilitation and optimum performance.
Liam's practice combines his two passions of physical therapy and exercise with educating others on the broader topics of Health and Wellness. In 2012 Liam moved to Malaysia where he runs training seminars on therapy and exercise as well as offering Corporate Wellness programs for the management teams of some of the region's biggest companies.
Liam has worked with patients suffering from the following disorders:
• Chronic joint pain & inflammation
• Dysfunction of the neuromuscular system
• Tennis elbow, golfers elbow
• Back neck and shoulder pain
• Dysfunction of the hip and knee and ankle Frozen shoulder
"Liam has a gift for intuitive healing which greatly complements his scientific approach to rehabilitation and pain relief. His clinical assessments of physical dysfunction are becoming the standard for physical therapist's across Asia and anyone who has trained with or worked with Liam will not be surprised by his popular following or the testimonials from happy patients. Liam's success comes in part from his passion for learning and he has travelled the globe to study at some of the best institutes and clinics. His knowledge of anatomy combined with his understanding of movement and biomechanics have tailored his treatment approach to include deep tissue massage, active isolated stretching and manual resistance strengthening techniques. Liam's philosophy is that every joint must be balanced in the stationary position before you train for strength in movement. I highly recommend a physical assessment with Liam for any athlete looking to improve their game, and treatment for anyone with chronic pain or dysfunction."
Richard Wickes - Chief Fascia therapist at the Fascia Clinic HK.