Advanced Training in Myofascial Release – Ribs, Respiration, Thoracic & Lumbar Spines with Michael Stanborough, MA, Certified Advanced Rolfer®

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure to the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions. This technique helps to eliminate pain and restore motion.

Trauma, inflammatory responses, and surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures on pain sensitive structures.

Myofascial Release allows us to look at each client as a unique individual.

MFR II, the second class in the Direct Release Myofascial Technique series and focuses on Ribs, Respiration and Spine

This class develops your existing myofascial release skills by going more deeply into some of the most problematic areas in the body. The foci are the lumbo-pelvic region and the lumbar, and thoracic spines. Restrictions in the movement of the ribs is addressed to normalise breathing and increase the activity of the all important vagus nerve. As well as 20+ new myofascial release techniques the course will include an introduction to low-force joint mobilising for the spinal facet and SIJ joints. These gentle and effective approaches can be easily integrated into any soft tissue therapy practice.

This course covers:

  • fascial A&P that helps the therapist be responsive to the changes they are affecting
  • 20+ new MFR techniques that address the areas described above. This can also be described as approaches for working with : “butt grippers”, “back grippers”, “chest grippers”. These are often developed as unconscious substitution strategies when other higher level stability fails under high or repetitious load.
  • low force mobilisations for de-rotating fixated vertebrae
  • nutation and counter nutation of the sacrum – how to assess for normal and correct when restriction is present

There is a comprehensive handout that details all of the techniques as well as having links for more in-depth discussion of key topics.

Contact us on 1300 839 839 to begin a myofascial technique 2 course in Melbourne.

Continuing Education Credit (CEU’s) have been granted for this course by:

M & MA – 20 CPE’s

AMT – (5 CEU’s per hour of attendance)

ATMS – 14 CEU’s

Complete our Myofascial Release 2 course in Melbourne

Upcoming Course Dates

2023 Dates TBC

(2 day course)

Venue: MIMT, 72 Mount Street, Heidelberg, VIC, 3084

Cost: $399

Trainers For This Course

Michael Stanborough

A legend in the field of Myofascial Release, Michael has been a part of MIMT since 1999. Michael takes all our Myofascial technique classes enabling students to respond more precisely and efficiently to soft tissue restrictions throughout the entire body. For full bio click here

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