This highly practical evening event allows you to learn more about myofascial release treatment applications from self-care approaches to practical hands-on techniques. This special event allows experienced myofascial therapists and those new to myofascial release to learn from one-to-one applications and from group work.
The evening will commence with a hot buffet dinner where you can meet and chat with other like-minded professionals. Myofascial immersion will start with a short guided inner awareness using movement and sound. You will learn how to use myofascial stretching, pandiculation and inner dialoguing for your own self-care and to help you find a place of stillness that allows you to connect on a physical and energetic level with your clients/patients.
Various different approaches (we’ll keep these under wraps for now!) will be used to help you experience the responses gained from receiving myofascial release which will deepen your awareness of the role which the fascia plays in health. This event is highly experiential and is expected to be very popular. You can attend this event by purchasing it as part of the Fascia in Focus event.
Who can attend – Movement, manual and general healthcare professionals with an interest in learning or deepening their fascial knowledge. Please note, you must be able to participate in the practical applications during the event to enhance your learning experience.
Where – The Village Hotel Glasgow. See the events page for information on the Village Hotel, transport and parking.
Date – 6.15pm – 10.30pm. Saturday 22nd June
Can be purchased as part of the 3 day or 2 day event.
Please wear comfortable clothing for this event. Clothing to be treated in will be required both during the day and for the evening event.
Please bring a sheet for the treatment table and a small travel style pillow or similar.
Tea, coffee and a hot buffet dinner provided. Please note you cannot bring your own food into the hotel premises. The hotel also has a Starbucks and a grill restaurant.
Karen is a full-time myofascial therapist working in Rosyth, Edinburgh and London. She is an advanced sport and remedial therapist and has trained with The Scottish Massage Therapy Organisation.
She has a keen interest in soft tissue dysfunction and began her MFR journey by completing her training in Integrated Myofascial Therapy with MFR UK. Karen has also attended USA MFR seminars with John F. Barnes and has completed her internship in his Arizona treatment centre.
Karen’s main focus is on the body/mind connection and the role of the unconscious mind in physical tension and pain, both literal and symbolic. Karen also uses a variety of complementary therapies that tap into this connection allowing her to add those skills to her treatments.
Karen assists on many of MFR UK’s workshops as well as instructing on the myofascial unwinding workshops
Karen completed her MFR training programme with John F. Barnes in the USA in October 2009.
Ruth is a sports and soft therapist, clinical hypnotherapist, myofascial release specialist and senior lecturer for Myofascial Release UK. She is also studying a BSc Hone is Healthcare Science with the Open University.
Ruth is the author of ‘A Hands-On Guide to Myofascial Release’ published by Human Kinetics and has been in clinical practice for 18 years. She has also delivered numerous foundation and advanced myofascial release workshops both in the UK and internationally under the banner of MFR UK.
Her own myofascial training includes the work of John F. Barnes, Thomas Myers and Erik Dalton. Ruth has completed the myofascial release training programme with John F. Barnes including two student internships in his Arizona treatment centre. She has also repeated many of the Barnes myofascial seminars to enhance her skill and has also assisted on some of their foundation seminars.
Ruth has been a consultant for The British Fascia Symposium and delivered the introductory lecture on fascia at the first symposium in 2014. She also presented a poster on a myofascial clinical trial she undertook at the 4th International Fascia Research Congress in Washington in 2015 and is a founding member of the Fascia Research Society. Ruth has delivered workshops and lectures at many trade shows including Camexpo, The Holistic Health Show, TherapyExpo and COPA. She has also been a guest lecturer at the Federation of Holistic Therapists and has been the keynote lecturer for the Massage Training Institute and the Scottish Massage Therapy Organisation annual training conferences. She was also invited to lecture and at the International MyoPain conference in India in 2017 and 18 and also the Sports Massage Annual conference in 2018.
Linda holds a BA in sport and exercise in the community and is a sport and remedial massage therapist. She is also a myofascial release therapist and a lecturer for Myofascial Release UK.
She first qualified in massage therapy in 2000 and has been a massage provider for the Scottish Institute of Sport since 2004. Linda provides soft tissue therapy for elite athletes at their training venues through the Scottish Institute of Sport and has also provided soft tissue therapy for premier league football teams and the Ladies national team.
Linda is also a fitness instructor who has also completed training in CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, Kinesio Taping, Medical Acupuncture, Spinal Manipulation Reflexology, Korean Hand Therapy, Slavic Massage and Thermo Auricular Therapy, as well as having attended professional development courses with Art Riggs, James Waslaski, Mel Cash, Ben Benjamin, Mario-Paul Cassar and Noah Karrasch.
Linda began her myofascial training in 2004 with MFR UK and since then has travelled to the USA to train with John F Barnes. She has completed many of John’s advanced courses including a one-week skill enhancement internship in his clinic in Arizona.
Linda has a full-time therapy practice where she has been using myofascial release and soft tissue approaches for over 10 years as well as offering support and guidance from a first-hand perspective including fitness instruction.
Linda has lectured on the Lothian School of Massage Courses, at the Scottish Police College as an instructor and has been teaching and assisting with MFR UK for 7 years.