Course: Introduction to integrated myofascial therapy

Pre-requisite: Level 3 bodywork (including A&P)    

Duration: 1 day

Date: Sunday 18th February 2018

Time:   9:00am - 5:00pm

Venue: The Park Inn York, North Street, York, YO1 6JF

Course description:  This is an exciting opportunity to learn the fundamental approaches to the various forms of myofascial release. Participants will learn to distinguish fascial dysfunction and effective techniques to restore balance and function.

Course content: 

Learn specialised Myofascial Release approaches and techniques in this one-day introductory workshop with Ruth Duncan, MFR UK.

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a specialised physical and manual therapy used for the effective treatment and rehabilitation of soft tissue dysfunction.

MFR is more than techniques; it's an approach with an emphasis on feeling for tissue tension and treating it at source. This introductory workshop will provide the participant with effective techniques, valuable knowledge of soft tissue and fascial dysfunction and how and why fascia is a major culprit for chronic pain.

Techniques offered are designed to promote structural integrity thereby removing tension and dysfunction to address a myriad of symptoms and conditions including back, neck, shoulder and hip pain as well as conditions such as Fribromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. All techniques offered can be easily integrated into your existing skills, are easy to use and provides lasting results.

Participants gain access to further MFR UK workshops for a discounted price (see details) after attending this introductory workshop.

Delegates will earn 7 CPD points for this workshop. 

You will need to bring: Therapy couch, 2 towels or sheets, 1 pillow, clothing to be treated in, hand sanitiser, pen and paper.


Course tutor(s): Ruth Duncan 

Ruth Duncan: Dip Sports Therapy, Dip Sports and Remedial Massage, Dip Clinical Hypnotherapist

Ruth specialises in myofascial release and has been in clinical practice for 18 years. She is the author of 'A Hands on Guide to Myofascial Release' and has delivered numerous foundation and advanced myofascial release workshops both in the UK and internationally. She regularly attends trade shows and conferences delivering lectures and workshops an is also a consultant for The British Fascia Symposium. Ruth delivered the opening lecture on fascia at the Symposiums inaugural event in 2014 as has provided MFR workshops at all of their other events. She has also delivered a workshop for MyoPain2017 conference in Bangalore, India and is a founding member of the Fascia Research Society.

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Regular prices: FHT members £110/ Non-members £125

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Other information: Lunch and refreshments will be provided, throughout the day.  Maximum class number: 14. Parking is availbale onsite and is at a price of £9 per day, this is first come first serve. There is also a larger offsite car park at £17 per day. Please note that parking is not the responsibility of the FHT.

Students booking this course will be contacted directly by the FHT with further joining instructions.

Terms and Conditions:

Bookings and payments
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