his is because Myofascial Release is a practical hands-on therapy that is effective in the treatment of soft tissue, fascial tension and restrictions. The goal of myofascial therapy is to stretch and loosen the fascia so that it and other contiguous structures can move more freely, and the patient’s motion is restored.
What is the difference between fascia and myofascia?
Fascia is the internal connective tissue that gives support and holds parts together. In a healthy body the fascia is nice and relaxed, this allows it to cushion and support our structures allowing us to move pain free and without restriction. It looks like a very thin spider’s web, connecting layers of muscle and surrounding all of the internal body tissues. The most important thing to keep foremost in mind, at all times, is that the fascial net is one continuous structure throughout the body . . . as far as the body is concerned, the fascia is all one – one complex, holistic, self-regulating organ.
Myofascia is a term to distinguish the fascia that is a part of every muscle of your body. In other words, myofascia is not “different” than fascia. It is a subset of fascia. Fascia can exist without being a part of a muscle…but a muscle cannot and does not exist without its “myofascia.” Definition: – ‘Myo’ means muscle and ‘fascia’ means band.
Recent research has shown that fascia can contract and relax and has an important role in joint stability and mobility. Any trauma either physical or emotional can have an effect on the fascia; it can be pulled out of line which can cause problems on the surrounding structures, nerves and blood vessels as well as interfering with the lymphatic flow.
This highly practical one-day workshop is designed to introduce you to the principles of myofascial release technique so you can integrate it easily into your existing massage treatments. This in turn will allow you to offer a different approach to your clients and their presenting conditions. Clients will feel the benefit of this new application, recover quicker, have improved movement and become pain free.
During the workshop you will learn how to slowly stretch and release any restrictions you identify. This is a very different approach to massage. We identify the restriction apply pressure and hold for anything between 5 – 10 minutes, this gives the fascia time to respond to our gentle pressure and release. You cannot rush Fascia release nor can you perform it without the use of a massage medium.
Topics covered will include the following:
- An introduction to fascia – physiology and functions
- Principles of Myofascial Release
- Benefits of Myofascial release
- Light touch palpatory skills
- Contraindications and contra-actions
- Demonstration and practice of the treatment
Who Can Attend?
This workshop is designed for practitioners, qualified in any form of Body Massage Therapy.
Recognition by Professional Associations
Widely accepted by most Professional Bodies. If you are not already registered with a Professional Body and would like to do so here are some useful links – ICGT, CtHA, FHT. For stand alone insurance Balens
The workshop will be largely practical in content and we will ask you to wear appropriate clinic workwear for the duration of the course. This is very much a hands-on day allowing sufficient time to practice and perform the techniques under the guidance of the tutor. During the course you will partner up with another therapist and will get the chance to perform the techniques taught as well as being the recipient. This is because understanding what the technique should feel like is an invaluable tool for you s a therapist.
Duration: 1 day
Course fees include the following:
- All class tuition
- A comprehensive course manual
- An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
- 5 cpd points
You may also find the following advanced techniques workshops very beneficial:
Tutor: Tracey Morris– see our MSCM Tutor Page
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November 2022 - Sunday - 6th November - 10am - 5pm
Cost: £97.50 (+VAT)