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Connective Tissue Massage Therapists/Bindegewebsmassage Therapists

For therapists who wish to educate themselves on the reflexive therapy of the connective tissue.

Location: Melbourne, Fl
Members: 36
Latest Activity: Jan 3, 2019

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Started by Patricia M. Donohue LMT, NCBTMB Jul 19, 2010.

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Comment by Nancy Toner Weinberger on January 24, 2014 at 3:54pm

I have classes beginning in April in Raleigh, NC and in November in Long Island, NY. Click here for dates and details. Also coming soon is a current book on Bindegewebsmassage being translated from the German. Authors Schiffter & Harms. I'll post when it's ready.

Comment by David B on February 5, 2013 at 4:40pm
Hi there, I am a LMT up in Anchorage Alaska. I was talking to a pt who used to be a massage therapist many moons ago. She passed along the book "A Manual of Reflexive Therapy of the Connective Tissue" which I am presently reading. I notice there are a one or two schools that are offering instruction in the US. Are there resources that the curious can investigate to further their understanding of the technique?
Comment by Dale Perry on July 6, 2011 at 7:53am

Hi Patricia,

My name is Dale Perry and am a massage therapist practicing and teaching Bindegewebs for the past 20 years. I learned from Heida Brenneke who was a student of Dicke.  Love to hear from you and maybe we can talk about how to further promote Bindegewebs.

Comment by Patricia M. Donohue LMT, NCBTMB on April 3, 2011 at 6:04pm

I wanted to notify you if you were planing to attend my workshop in Kentucky.. I had to change the dates from April 29 & 30 to May19 & 20.   We are still having it at the Fairfield Inn & Suite in Lexington,9am-5pm both days. If you need additional information on the event..please contact at

Comment by Nancy Toner Weinberger on February 4, 2011 at 9:04am

Myofascial Release and Rolfing are also connective tissue massage, but their approach is more manual, in terms of working with the fascia. With Bindegewebsmassage, you let the body do the work by activating the reflexes. As we move into work further from the spine, the reflexive response lessons. One reason to always do the full basic before moving into arms or legs.


Someone told me that Ida Rolf went to Germany and received a series of Binde before she developed Rolfing. Anyone know if that is true?


Comment by Andrea McCully on August 10, 2009 at 11:14pm
Thank you. I have bookmarked your site. I appreciate the info.
Comment by Patricia M. Donohue LMT, NCBTMB on August 5, 2009 at 3:56pm
Hi Andrea,

It is different in technique but they both have an effect of the collegeen fibers of the body. Bindegewebsmassage or connective tissue massage (CTM) employs the reflexes of the nerves....on a sympatheic and para sympathic level, warming the core of the body along with detoxification and tremendous release of anti-histomines.
Hope this helps. If not, look at my website there I have entered much more information to help you understand.
Take care,
Comment by Andrea McCully on August 4, 2009 at 10:17pm
Hi I am a relatively new therapist and am curious. Is myofascial release the same as Bindegewebsmassage? If not what are the main differences?
Comment by Darcy Neibaur on August 3, 2009 at 5:27pm
Thanks Pat for the invite. I know a bit of CTM from what we learned in school. We spent many weeks learning this modality. I know there is much more to learn though.
Comment by Mike Hinkle on August 1, 2009 at 10:40pm
Pat will be giving a two-hour workshop on Friday at the Festival!

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