James Earls is a writer, lecturer and bodyworker specialising in Myofascial Release and Structural Integration.
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Increasing the understanding and practice of manual therapy has been a passion of James’ since he first started practicing bodywork over 20 years ago. Throughout his career James has travelled widely to learn from the best educators in his field, including Thomas Myers, developer of the Anatomy Trains concept. James and Tom founded Kinesis UK, which co-ordinates Anatomy Trains and Kinesis Myofascial Integration training throughout Europe, and together they authored ‘Fascial Release for Structural Balance,’ the definitive guide to the assessment and manipulation of fascial patterns.
James teaches a range of courses across the UK and Europe as the Director of Kinesis UK, and is also a regular lecturer at conferences and workshops around the world. Renowned for his relaxed and humourous style, James is a popular presenter whose subject is applicable for a wide-ranging audience that includes osteopaths, physiotherapists, massage therapists and movement therapists, and is in demand from the Sports Medicine departments of Premiership Football and Premier League Rugby teams.
James has collaborated with some of the top researchers in bodywork and fascial theory including Art Riggs and Robert Schleip, and is now involved in a number of projects involving research into fascia, movement and treatment modalities. He is also the founder and Director of Ultimate Massage Solutions, one of the UK’s most prestigious providers of professional literature and workshops in the bodywork field.
Following three years of research James has recently published ‘Born to Walk’, an exploration of the Anatomy Trains, myofascia and how they relate to walking. The book gives a full 3-dimensional understanding of the interaction of forces through the human body and uses comparative anatomy to explain how and why the genus homo may have developed bipedalism.
In his spare time, James enjoys exploring the sights and sounds of London on foot and is a patron of both the Zoological Society of London and the Natural History Museum.