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Anatomy Trains: Understanding Body Connections for Pain Relief What is Anatomy Trains?

Anatomy Trains is an approach that focuses on the connective tissues of the body, aiming to understand the interconnected chains of muscles and tissues. Fascia, the membranous tissue that wraps around individual muscles and organs, plays a significant role in connecting and balancing the entire body. In Anatomy Trains, the emphasis is on considering the body as a whole, rather than isolated muscles or regions, when exploring movement, posture, and the root causes of pain.

The 12 Major Myofascial Lines

Anatomy Trains identifies 12 major myofascial lines, each associated with specific regions and movements:

  1. Superficial Front Line

  2. Superficial Back Line

  3. Lateral Line

  4. Spiral Line

  5. Deep Front Line

  6. Deep Back Line

  7. Arm Lines

  8. Leg Lines

  9. Posterior Arm Line

  10. Forearm Functional Line

  11. Lateral Leg Line

  12. Front Functional Line

Representative Muscles for Each Myofascial Line

Let's explore representative muscles for each myofascial line, including two muscles each for the lower extremities, upper body, one for the neck, and one for the head.

  1. Superficial Front Line:

  • Lower Extremities: Gastrocnemius, Tibialis Anterior

  • Upper Body: Rectus Abdominis, Sternocleidomastoid

  • Neck: Masseter

  • Head: Frontalis

  1. Superficial Back Line:

  • Lower Extremities: Hamstrings, Gluteus Maximus

  • Upper Body: Trapezius, Latissimus Dorsi

  • Neck: Sternocleidomastoid

  • Head: Occipitalis

  1. Lateral Line:

  • Lower Extremities: Gastrocnemius, Peroneus

  • Upper Body: Gluteus Medius, External Obliques

  • Neck: Trapezius

  • Head: Temporalis

  1. Spiral Line:

  • Lower Extremities: Adductors, Extensor Hallucis Longus

  • Upper Body: Internal Obliques, Serratus Posterior Superior

  • Neck: Trapezius

  • Head: Epicranial Aponeurosis

  1. Deep Front Line:

  • Lower Extremities: Psoas, Rectus Femoris

  • Upper Body: Transversus Abdominis, Diaphragm

  • Neck: Hyoglossus

  • Head: Anterior Scalene

Anatomy Trains as the Foundation of Treatment at Holistic Bodyworks Teateya

At Holistic Bodyworks Teateya, our treatments are based on the principles of Anatomy Trains. This approach focuses on the overall connectedness and balance of the body to explore the root causes of pain and discomfort. By adjusting and balancing the myofascial lines, we facilitate general improvements in movement and posture.

Remote Pain Relief through the Application of Anatomy Trains

One of the significant advantages of the Anatomy Trains approach is the ability to address pain and discomfort remotely. For instance, if a client experiences knee pain, the cause may not be limited to the knee alone but may involve issues in the hip or ankle. With the application of Anatomy Trains, comprehensive remote treatment is possible, considering the overall interconnectedness of the body.

At Holistic Bodyworks Teateya, our use of the Anatomy Trains approach seeks to prioritize overall body balance, promoting lasting health and improved physical performance. We invite you to experience the benefits of Anatomy Trains and restore your natural well-being and fluidity of movement.

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