What people are saying
This picture was made on a brillant day after rockclimbing in sunny Ticino, Switzerland August 31, 2015. The day was so brillant, because I was supposed to have knee surgery on that day. I participated in Jane Stark's amazing and special Fascia Course "Fluidic Approach to the Treatment of Fascia,” the week before. I had a fresh hematoma on my left leg, and was lucky enough to have Jane demontrate her technique on me with the class. My left knee had been compensating with years of trauma when I started this course. After Jane's work I quickly regained good stability and normal mobility back. I could jump and land on stones without any problem already one day later. This was my personal testing and confirmation to be back on track. I cancelled the surgery! My leg felt so unreal in the first few days. And as mentioned above, climbing a whole day one nice wall to its peak with a 'new' stable knee provided me with an undescrible grateful victory! :-) ..better than any podium in sports I ever reached. 1000 thank you’s to Jane Stark for helping me so much in the right moment. Also, for me as therapiest it was a great experience to participate in this course. I use it a lot in my clinic. I can recommend it to everyone who likes to work in profound and efficient ways on our clients bodies.
The course was a revelation to me, how important the fluid flow between the various layers of the fascia is... I learned how to approach the fascia with softness, to give the fluid freedom. As a result, I've been able to help a lot of people, even though it was sometimes a matter of old trauma, such as scars. You could see the scar ‘melting’ before your eyes. These are techniques I apply daily in my practice.
Jane Stark is a passionate osteopathic practitioner, a true knowledgeable and very inspiring woman in the field of osteopathy. Known internationally for her fascial work and the history of osteopathy. Her courses about the fluidal approach was a real eye-opener. The taught content is transferable into the daily practice right away. The course is an absolute must for every practitioner working with patients on a daily base.
Ralf Dornieden, DOMP, MSc DO, BA,
After my first course with Jane in 2013 I felt inspired in many ways. It felt as if I were a flowerpot in which innumerable seeds had been planted.
First of all there was this fascination for our finder of osteopathy A.T. Still. By illustrating the historical background Jane helped me to understand more deeply that osteopathy is more than just a method to treat aches and pains but rather a medicine for the whole person that can be used for all kinds of diseases, including emotional or psychological ones.
In her course the main aspect to look at is the fascia. That is one huge seed that really wants to be watered in me. I had always used fascial release techniques in my office but coming back from her course I had some very new insights in and new approaches with the fascia. I understood more fully the fluidic and embryological and anatomical aspect of fascia and its behaviour when the fluid is able to flow through.
Absolutely overwhelming was the fact that there might come deep biographical information about the patient to the hands and to conciousness as knowledge by touching the fascia the way she teaches it.
This is an absolutely new way of communication between the patient and the therapist, feeling the fascia respond to words and movements and thereby unfolding the inherent healing processes of the patient. Emotional responses are no longer a fear or a challenge to cope with but something that sometimes happens if the patient (as well as the therapist) is open to it. To me that makes osteopathy more complete in the treatment of the body-mind-spirit-unit that we are.
More seeds are the way to observe the patient`s posture from a more functional and practical point of view or the new and exhausting exercises for the fascia that she shows. One big plus for Jane is that she is absolutely helpful with any sort of question coming up. She is willing to share her profound knowledge so that the students get the benefit they want. She helped me a lot to develop more faith in my own capacities, a trust in my own potential - one wonderful seed to go home with.
Now I only need to water my fascination for Still, my intellect, my palpation skills, my experience with this kind of touch, my own exercises, my trust and in the end I will hopefully get a nice bunch of flowers. And because I keep neglecting some of it I keep coming back to take courses with Jane.