Certificate in Integrated Myofascial Therapy

MFR UK raises the bar on MFR education. Become a QUALIFIED MFR Therapist

The Certificate in Integrated Myofascial Therapy (CiMFT) is a 200 hour qualification delivered as a blended learning (part online and part face to face) programme.

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This 200 hour certification course includes 4 days of live face to face practical workshops supported by a comprehensive online learning package.

About this course

This course is designed to enhance your therapeutic touch and kinaesthetic awareness. It will provide you with effective techniques and skills to alleviate symptoms associated with chronic pain, refine posture and function and improve sports performance.

The online component comprises inspiring and thought-provoking lecture presentations, research articles and current theory and science of fascia, pain and MFR. Our professional online learning platform means that content is accessible anywhere, at anytime and can be accessed as often as you need as you complete the course.

Over 45 techniques are presented in video and separate audio format allowing as much review as you need. Techniques include various styles of MFR, scar tissue, cranial and intraoral techniques. Technique instructions and all course text content can be downloaded.

Specific assessments and techniques are also provided for the hip, shoulder, pelvis, lumbar and thoracic areas and TMJ. The CiMFT qualification also includes Pelvic Balancing Pro (PBPro), a separate course worth £397. PBPro comprises specific pelvic assessment and MFR treatment of leg length discrepancies, pelvic imbalance and how pelvic dysfunction can affect the entire body.

Our CiMFT blended learning format provides you with so much more theoretical information that can be reviewed at your leisure. This results in our face to face live attendance workshops remaining practically focused, giving you more time to experience, practise and perfect MFR. This combined format provides a comprehensive, flexible but fully supported learning environment, equipping you with a variety of new techniques that will enhance your therapeutic effectiveness and improve treatment outcomes.

*This course can be completed in as little as 5-6 months. However, you must have attended the practical workshops, completed the entire course content including unit quizzes, submission of 3 case studies (two treatments each case study) and one reflective assignment paper to gain your qualification. Full support is provided for these theoretical elements. You can however take longer and study at your own pace, taking a maximum of 18 months to complete it. Access to course content is restricted to 18 months however, extensions for extenuating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis.

Who is it for

Pre-requisite. This course is for qualified manual therapists only. This includes suitably qualified massage and soft tissue therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and sports therapists.

Suitably qualified massage and soft tissue therapists include:

  • Sports/remedial and soft tissue therapists – qualified at National Occupational Standard (NOS) level 4 and above
  • Sports/remedial level 3 and Swedish, Holistic or Therapeutic massage therapists – qualified at NOS level 3 or above (including Anatomy and Physiology at level 3) must also have 18 months of clinical practice or have attended MFR UK’s Fascia Fundamentals 2-day workshop
  • Other manual therapists such as Bowen, Thai and Shiatsu etc. will be considered on an individual basis – please email us

This course is not suitable for Beauty Therapists, Reflexologists, Movement Therapists, Energy and Reiki Therapists, and those without formal recognised NOS manual therapy qualifications. Online qualifications without a practical attendance component are not considered a suitable pre-requisite. MFR UK reserves the right to refuse course access to anyone who does not meet the above pre-requisites.

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our teaching team

Ruth Duncan

Ruth Duncan: BSc (Hons), PGCert Pain Science and Theory, Advanced Myofascial Specialist, Dip. Sports Therapy, BTEC 5 Sports/Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy, Dip. Clinical Hypnotherapist and senior lecturer for Myofascial Release UK.

Ruth began her manual therapy career in the USA in 2000. She has been a pioneer of myofascial release (MFR) in the UK and has provided advanced myofascial release workshops for manual therapists under the name ‘MFR UK’ for almost 20 yearss. She has also lectured and taught MFR internationally and is the author of ‘A Hands-On Guide to Myofascial Release’ published by Human Kinetics.

Linda Currie

Linda Currie: BA, Advanced Myofascial Release Specialist, Dip Sports and Remedial Soft Tissue Therapist and senior lecturer for Myofascial Release UK.

Linda Currie is a graduate of the Scottish School of Physical Education, Jordanhill College, Glasgow, and has maintained a lifelong interest in sport, exercise, and fitness. She is a retired Police Inspector after serving almost 30 years in Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary.

She first qualified in massage therapy in 2000 and has been a massage provider for the Scottish Institute of Sport since 2004.

Claire Dannat

Advanced Sport and Remedial Soft Tissue and Advanced Myofascial Release Therapist. MFR UK assistant.

Claire has been involved in sport throughout her life, competing in hockey, trampolining and athletics at both school and university. She trained at Chelsea School of Human Movement, Brighton University, and graduated with a BEd Hons to become a secondary school teacher of Physical Education.

Karen Baker

Advanced Sport and Remedial Soft Tissue and Advanced Myofascial Release Therapist. MFR UK assistant.

Karen is a full-time myofascial therapist working in Rosyth and Edinburgh. She is an advanced sports and remedial therapist and has trained with the Scottish Massage Schools and is a member of The Scottish Massage Therapist Organisation.

Tim Harwood

Advanced Sport and Remedial Soft Tissue and Advanced Myofascial Release Therapist. MFR UK assistant.

My Bodywork career started as a Sport & Remedial Massage Therapist, training with the highly regarded London School of Sports Massage. I studied Myofascial Release (MFR) with Ruth Duncan of MFR UK. I was one of the first three students to complete the Advanced Clinical Diploma in Integrated MFR – a course I passed with distinction.

Recognised Qualification

After successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the Certificate in Integrated Myofascial Therapy and can call yourself a Qualified Myofascial Release Therapist. This course can be fully insured through therapists Professional Indemnity Insurance. After completion of this course, the Myofascial Release Therapist will be provided with 1 years access to the MFR UK therapists directory and use of the Integrated Myofascial Therapy logo*.

*Charges apply to renew after initial 12-month listing

Live Experience Event

In addition to our online access, the cost of the course includes 2 x 2-day in-person attendance to workshops at a venue of your choice.  Here, you will get to review techniques, work hands-on and gain experiential knowledge. Student practice clinics are also available as you complete the course.


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Join our course and start building the most wanted MFR Therapy title available today. We make sure every class is easily understood, and that all students reach the same level of expertise needed for today’s industry.

Payment Plans Available


How long is the course expected to complete?

CiMFT is a 200-hour course comprising both face to face practical workshops and online blended learning. It is expected to take a minimum of 5-6 months to complete.  The face to face practical workshops will be offered periodically throughout the year at various venues. You can attend your first 2-day workshop as soon as you start the course. Your second 2-day workshop should be attended after completing Pelvic Balancing Pro. Student practice clinics can be attended while you complete the course.

This is a self-paced course, but students are expected to aim to complete the course within 12-18 months.*

 *To gain certificate and qualification, all units, face to face practical workshops, the reflective assessment and case studies must be completed by 18 months. Failing to do so will void qualification.  Extraordinary circumstances (such as covid restrictions) will of course be considered.

Where will live events be held?

We are currently offering venues in close proximity to London, Glasgow, the north of England, and Bristol.

Can I practice integrated myofascial Therapy and Myofascial release as soon as I start the course?

Yes, but you can only offer treatments as a student myofascial release therapist so that you can increase your skill and complete your case studies under your own insurance. Once you have completed the course successfully, you can use the designation of Integrated Myofascial Release Therapist.

I am a previous student, can I take these courses at a discounted rate?

Yes, previous students can book the courses at £597 as long as they have previously completed the MFR UK Structural Series parts 1-3 – this will allow you access to the additional techniques, the live events, and to also gain the qualification title. If you have only completed the Structural Series parts 1 or parts 1 and 2, please email us and we can organise a preferential rate for you. 

When Does Course Launch?

The CiMFT course can be commenced at any time throughout the year. However,  the Zoom meetings will be offered in accordance with the academic school year.

Can I attend the live event only?

The CiMFT is a blended course for those therapists new to MFR. The 2 x 2-day face to face workshops that are part of CiMFT can be attended as a refresher by existing MFR UK students who have previously completed the Structural Series parts 1-3. if you wish to book this course for CPD purposes and not complete the case studies and reflective assignment, this can be organised but please email us first.

Can I attend additional live events during the course?

Yes, you can attend additional CiMFT events when they are available. See the products page for future workshops.

Can I access the course in printed format?

Yes, the CiMFT course content is available to download in the course.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, the price can be divided into 3 or 6 payments. Payment plan payments are taken monthly from the initial payment. Certain units may be restricted until full payment is received.

Once a payment plan is entered into, students are committed to completing the entire payment plan – no refunds will be given under any circumstances.