Myofascial Release Massage

Myofascial Release Massage

The concept of myofascial release is quite a trend and is being used in many treatment centres to help people who are suffering from impaired mobility, postural issues and general aches and pain.  The fascia is a connective tissue or cling film like structure that surrounds our muscles, bones, nerves, arteries and veins as well as our internal organs.  It can be damaged and become tight and carry tension which leads to impaired movement and pain.

Fascia is a thin connective tissue like a matrix that weaves through the human body.  It helps us maintain shape.  Fascia is a casing that keeps our muscles in the arrangement that they are.  It wraps the muscles, so they have their own independent ability to move.

The idea of myofascial release in massage is an amalgam of techniques specially developed to stretch and smooth and free the fascia to allow more movement.

In recent years myofascial release has been demonstrated with the emphasis being on “no pain no gain”. Well if you have a full understanding of the body you will know why massage doesn’t have to be painful to be effective.  Massage can be very gentle and very effective at the same time.  Research has shown and I am sure insurance companies can corroborate the fact that people are being made worse or injured by over zealous therapists whose main aim is to demonstrate how much pressure they can apply.

Myofascial release shouldn’t use oils.  Our aim isn’t to create slip or glide over the body but we want to be able to palpate with our fingers and to be able to feel deeply into the layers tissue of the client. 

Myofascial release requires an understanding of the body, its structure, how it is lubricated, how it stretches, how the fibres are formed and this is why the requirement for anatomy and physiology and massage as a pre requisite for this course are essential.

Course content

Full practical demonstration and guidance throughout the day where you will learn MFR techniques on the back and legs and glutes such as Grounding, Cross Hand Stretch, Hamstring Release, Glute and Piriformis Release, Cranial Release, Lumbosacral Release as well as a whole array of others!!!

Health and Safety at Work Law

Sterilisation and Hygiene in the salon

Data Protection

Anatomy and Physiology relating to the course you are studying

Consultation process and an example of the consultation card.

Contra-indications and how to recognise them

Contra-actions, Origins of MFR

Licensing requirements if required. Professionalism/ Code of Ethics

Local Bylaws that may affect your business e.g. treating minors.

Where to obtain insurance and details of professional associations.

Entry Requirement & Prerequisites

Body massage certificate or aromatherapy massage certificate (with A&P included, or A&P as a stand alone)

Course duration & CPD

1 Day – 12 CPD

Assessment and Examination Method

There will be continuous formative assessments takes place during the day while you practise and take information from your tutor.   The majority of the day is hands on practical.  There will be verbal assessment questions through the day and at the end.

Course Investment


Deposit: £60
Amount due 2 weeks prior to training: £95


Accredited Practitioner Level Diploma

Insurance Cover

Once you complete this training you will be entitled to gain insurance. All courses at Inspire Therapy Training are accredited and recognised by industry professionals. View our accreditation page for details. See image below for accrediting bodies we have chosen for this diploma.

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