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Myofascial Release aka Fabulous Fascia

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Date(s) - Thu 28 Mar 2019 - Fri 29 Mar 2019

Category : Continuing Professional Development - for qualified massage therapists

Part of the new Advanced Techniques & Soft Tissue diploma(ATSTD). In these two weekdays you will gain 12 hours towards the ATSTD as well as stand alone CPD.

Fabulous Fascia with Fabulous Sally Morris.

SCMT is delighted to welcome Sally Morris back with this fantastic course that is unmissable.

What is Fascia?
Fascia is the immediate environment of every cell in the body. It surrounds, infuses and protects all other tissues and organs of the body. It provides cushioning and support so that we can move freely without restriction or pain. The two main components of fascia, elastin and collagen, allow it to be very strong and yet, very flexible. Fascia is responsive to internal and external forces and has a protective function. Fascia becomes hardened, forms scars and develops tension lines in response to trauma and poor postural habits.

What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release is a specialised, hands-on, physical therapy that uses techniques of gentle sustained pressure and stretching to release restrictions within the fascial network. This safe, gentle but powerful therapy is highly effective in releasing tensions, easing the pain and discomfort caused by restrictions and helping to restore function.
MFR is performed directly on skin without oils or creams. This enables the therapist to detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia. The John F Barnes Myofascial Release approach emphasizes the importance of waiting at the barrier of a gentle stretch for 5 minutes or more in order for the fascia to respond, this requires patience and presence, good body dynamics and appropriate positioning.

Aims of the 2-day course:

To explore basic theories of fascia
To observe and palpate for fascial restrictions
To develop practical skills of myofascial release, direct and indirect
To experience and affect changes in fascial tissue

By the end of the course participants will:

• Know the nature of fascia and why it’s so important to work at this level for lasting change
• Identify contraindications for MFR
• Learn palpatory and observational methods for identifying fascial restrictions including
• Experience couch-based, direct fascial techniques
• Experience giving and receiving indirect fascial release techniques; the classical cross-hand release, arm/leg pulls and transverse planes
• Learn how to use myofascial techniques in a variety of positions and areas; prone, supine, side-lying and seated
• Explore fascial self-care using 4” balls
• Explore the body language of unwinding and how to respond

Palpation and assessment skills and MFR Techniques included:

• Assessing fascial restriction through observation and with simple palpation techniques
including pelvic alignment
• Couch-based, direct fascial release techniques
‘J’ stroke
Skin Rolling
• Indirect fascial release techniques
Cross-hand Release in various areas and positions
Arm / leg pull
Seated neck stretch
Transverse planes
Occipital condyle Release
• An introduction to unwinding
Following this course, therapists will be able to add the techniques learned to their existing repertoire of skills to benefit their clients.


For more info click on this link for a PDF brochure

Fabulous fascia with Sally Morris






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