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Steven Goldstein, an American émigré to Australia in 1999, resides in Melbourne, Australia, where he holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Musculoskeletal Therapy and Bachelor of Arts in Education. He is an innovative massage educator instructing his unique blend of direct myofascial, indirect osteopathic releasing methods and somatic approaches known as Integrative Fascial Release www.fascialrelease.com internationally since 1995. Steven chaired the Australian Association Massage Therapists AAMT National Education Subcommittee from 2004-2011 and chaired the Internal Course Advisory Committee for Musculoskeletal Therapy Degree at Endeavour College of Natural Health 2005-2007.
He has been a regular contributor to AAMT Journal and NHP Canada’s Connections magazines, and has been a frequent presenter at conferences in Australia for various associations including: AAMT, AMT, ATMS, IRMA Myotherapy, Olympic Soft-Tissue Injury Forum in Melbourne and the Bowen Federation of Australia BTFA. Presented Fibromyalgia: Clinical Approaches for the Manual Therapist at the 21st NHP Canada National Conference 2009 & the 2014 25th National Conference in Melbourne for AMT Australian Massage Therapists.
Steven has blended global lines of myofascial tension (Myers) (Schleip) (Paoletti), with articular receptor facilitation to unwrap and unwind soft-tissue with little or no force. He has drawn from the work of Micheal Shea for Autonomic Nervous System approach and expression as the foundation of any soft-tissue work, and Craniosacral therapy to facilitate change to transverse planes.
Techniques include the ‘Two Point’ , the ‘Fulcrum’, Static & Leverage Compressions which are introduced simply and one dimensionally, then combined by ‘osteopathic stacking’ to introduce more complex releasing patterns with constant autonomic nervous system awareness, expression and response. Sound structural underpinning knowledge with an indirect approach, allows the practitioner to work more quietly and effectively. Dynamic, playful, profound and informative is his trademark as an educator.