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Myofascial and Soft Tissue Release Therapy

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Myofascial and Soft Tissue Release Therapy

Myofascial and Soft Tissue Release Therapy

Myofascial Release better known as MFR and Soft Tissue Release known as (STR) are excellent tools for massage therapists to help free restrictions, increase range of motion and speed healing in soft tissue and joints. MFR and STR combined can get great results, and is easily integrated into your current treatment protocol. The objective of this course is to give you the skills and knowledge of how to evaluate fascia and give a treatment using various MFR and STR techniques to use with your clients.

  • What is Myofascial Release?

    Myofascial Release (MFR) is a specialised physical and manual therapy used for the effective treatment and rehabilitation of soft tissue and fascial aches, pains, tension and restrictions. It is traditionally accepted that myofascia is the connective tissue (fascia) in and around muscles, where muscles are the powerhouses of locomotion and posture for the body. Myofascial release is, therefore, an application used to alleviate tension, restrictions and adhesions in the myofascia in order to restore balance and function. Muscles respond well to firm deep pressure which is probably why MFR specifically targeting muscles and kinetic chains (muscle chains) uses a relatively firm force applied by the practitioner and also why therapy tools such as foam rollers and massage balls are so popular.

  • What is Soft Tissue Release?

    Soft Tissue Release (STR), as the name implies, is a technique to release (unbound) various soft tissues (the fascia, muscles, ligaments, and tendons). It targets adhesive tissues and improves muscle flexibility, texture, and function by breaking down restrictive bonds.

    STR also helps to normalise muscular contractibility. This can improve strength by enabling better muscle-nerve communication and endurance by eliminating traction and resistance due to fibrous adhesions. This enables the muscle to lengthen and contract without inhibition. Both proprioception and co-ordination will be improved as a result.

    STR is a versatile and effective tool that Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Soft-Tissue Therapists use to accelerate healing. It is especially useful following periods of immobilisation from illness, injury or sedentary lifestyle. Various chronic postural deviations and the accompanying pain and dysfunction can benefit greatly by STR techniques.

  • The Qualification

    This qualification is accredited as a CPD course with the Sports Therapy Organisation (S.T.O) and Bright Accreditation.

    Upon completion of the two day course you will recieve a certificate in Myofascial and Soft Tissue Release Therapy.

  • Course Content

    ​This course comes with a 22 page manual covering the following:

    • What Myofascial Release Therapy is
    • Learn about Fascia and the connective tissues including ground stubstance
    • How Myofascial Release works and its benefits
    • How to give a treatment
    • Contra-indications and assessment protocols
    • The different techniques; cross hand and direct release
    • Focus on the psoas and the anatomy surrounding it
    • What Soft Tissue Release Therapy (STR) is
    • The techniques used for STR
    • The different types of STR application
    • Contra-indications involved for STR
  • Practical Training

    ​Following guidance from your tutor you will run through the contents of your course manual.

    You will practically learn:

    • How to assess fascia
    • How to apply the cross hand and direct release techniques to the full body
    • How to conduct Soft Tissue Release Therapy (STR) techniques; Active Assisted, Passive, Active and including massage.

    Day one will focus on Myofascial Release (MFR) and day two Soft Tissue Release (STR).

  • Upon Qualification

    You will receive a certificate in Myofascial Release and Soft Tissue Therapy that is accredited by the Sports Therapy Organisation (S.T.O.) and Bright Accreditation.

  • Entry Requirements

    It is a requirement that you hold a L3 massage qualification.

  • Course Cost

    Option 1: Full Payment £395

    Option 2: 3 monthly Payments of £132 via direct debit

    *Please note that the full course fee must be paid before attending the practical training course and course manuals are given upon attendance.


    Please complete your payment at the bottom of this page by clicking the payment button or authorising your direct debit payments and contacting us at with

    • Your full name
    • Preferred course date
    • Copy of your L3 massage certificate.

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