Hi I'm Liza Kimble,
I've been a massage therapist for over 20 years and on the journey to discovering ever new and amazing techniques to help both my human and equine clients, and none have ever been as effective as working with the amazing connective tissue : Fascia
I have worked on a wide range of people and horses over the years, applied Laser Acupuncture, Reflexology and Meridian Therapy, Sports .Holistic and Swedish Massage techniques, Trigger Point therapy, Muscle Activation, Lynotherapy and Trauma Release Exercises.
I now teach workshops for both humans and horses around South Africa and internationally where I combine a unique blend of techniques.
Being a part of the Fascia Summer Schools in Germany in 2014 and 2016 as well as The International Fascia Congress in Washington DC in 2015 allowed me to really understand and convey the science behind the techniques I teach.
I live on a farm in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa with my family and a menagerie of four legged pets.
LIZA KIMBLE WORKSHOPS are a combination of techniques all related to Fascia, our connective tissue.
This generic tremor mechanism re-integrates the organism and creates healthier relaxed fascial tissue. In manual therapy when working with fascia we often encounter these spontaneous tremors or jerks in our clients. Until recently these were not understood and often feared. We are now able to recognize, appreciate and encourage these for what they are. In physical therapy a wide range of vibrational healing tools are employed to heal the fascia; however our bodies are able to create this organically. Once the neurological pattern for tremoring has been established and is constantly repeated, the rhythmic cycles of the movements become easier to achieve and are easily accessed when needed in tissue repair. Sport injuries and postural challenges can be self-repaired and certainly encouraged to repair with the combination of self-induced tremor work and fascia release techniques.
When people are able to self-induce the body’s tremor mechanism in a safe environment, the physical challenges of a highly aroused nervous system are relaxed, and the fascial tissue as well as the emotional state of the individual, are relaxed. This gives us as manual therapists the unique privilege to guide our patients through their natural process if it should arise in the fascia release. It can then be given as a self-help tool at home to reinforce the work done in manual therapy. 'Pain is a multiple system output constructed whenever the brain concludes that body tissues are in danger and action is required...and pain is allocated an anatomical reference in the virtual body.' (Moseley).
Muscle activation is a technique that allows one to activate muscles that have stopped firing due to trauma or injury and hence patterns of compensation
A simple set of activations are taught to realign and 'switch'muscle groups back on.
Neurogenic tremoring is the body's sympathetic response to stress where it induces shaking, vibrating or involuntary movement.
Understanding that all mammals posses this function and that nature intended for us to release high charges of Adrenalin and cortisol from our systems, is key to realizing that we possess the innate ability to heal ourselves, both physically and emotionally.
Fascia Release Massage is a unique treatment modality that manually releases fibrotic and Fascia Release Massage is a unique treatment modality that manually releases fibrotic and chronically stuck fascial tissue.
This can be as a result of injury,compensation or even emotional trauma.
The technique has evolved to a gentle activation of the fascial tissues to calm the nervous system and facilitate deep healing.