Myofascial Release – Levels 2 and 3 training
After my first experience with Myofascial Release, I was totally hooked. As a therapist, I thought it was a fantastic way of working; and as a patient, a treatment which can achieve amazing results. So, I enrolled for the Advanced Clinical Diploma in Integrated Myofascial Therapy with Myofascial Release UK to learn more.
If you are new to fascia, you can have a look at my previous post on Myofascial Release – Level 1 training to give you a bit of background. As part of my training, I have recently completed Levels 2 and 3 with a fantastic group of therapists and of course the very knowledgeable Ruth Duncan.
Level 2 was all about the pelvis. Learning how to assess and balance the pelvis, as pelvic imbalances are often the cause of compensations and pain in other parts of the body. During this course I learnt techniques to release the back, the pelvis and great releases for the skull and neck. This level really took what I have learnt in Level 1 to another level, experiencing how the whole body is connected, as releasing the pelvis can help with pain experienced in other parts of the body.
Level 3 focused on the upper limb (shoulder area) and the jaw. During this level I learnt great techniques to release the upper back, chest, shoulder and thoraco-lumbar junction. In addition, we looked into how to release the jaw, working on the TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint), masseter complex and pterygoids. Again looking at the body as a whole, as often the jaw carries a lot of tension due to stress, poor bite or teeth grinding, which can be manifested in other part of the body and often causes headaches.
Myofascial Release is a gentle, yet very efficient, way of freeing the body from restrictions. If you are intrigued by this and want to try it, get in touch! More on fascia soon…