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(@openside)
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Hi, i'm looking to go on a MFR course. I've recently purchased a very good book - Fascial Release for Structural Balance and with comments on here about MFR this really has caught my attention and looks like a valuable addition to my toolbox. A 2 day course would be good to start the ball rolling, so any recommendations as there are quite a few out there and i dont want to waste my money.

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(@samn01)
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I think Active Health run courses. Christian there is very good and quite passionate about the subject (I am assuming it is Christian that teaches on their course, he took the weekend we did on MfR). I am sure someone else can confirm that for you. I am not sure if they are running any courses in the near future though.

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(@biggazfromlincoln)
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just be aware that there are some problems at present with courses booked via Susan Lincoln who has advertised MFR courses, some say she wnet bust others say the school has moved, but dont part with your money until you are sure
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BGFL

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BGFL thanks for the heads up!! There is a course run by James Earl the author of the book i mentioned may be worth looking into. BGFL and Samn01 do you use implement MFR much with your therapies since going on the MFR courses. Have you had much success?

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Paul

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(@biggazfromlincoln)
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BGFL thanks for the heads up!! There is a course run by James Earl the author of the book i mentioned may be worth looking into. BGFL and Samn01 do you use implement MFR much with your therapies since going on the MFR courses. Have you had much success?

Thanks
Paul

HI Paul,
Yes I use MFR lots, great results. I know James Earl used to go to Susuan Lincoln, nice guy ( bit eccentric in a nice way but a good orator at seminars etc, not able to comment on his teaching as never done his course)
regards
BGFL

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(@samn01)
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I am studying as a sports therapist currently so perhaps not best qualified to answer as my experience is limited to case studies.

That said I have been able to successfully perform MfR techniques on a range of clients with various postural problems with some sucess.

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(@essence99)
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Jing institute of advanced massage and Ruth Duncan do MFR courses.

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 cola
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I did 8 days training with Tom Myers (the other author of the book) earlier this year and it was fantastic, though I wouldn't have called it an MFR course **shrug** James Earl is running the same classes in London in Oct/Nov - those seem to be a bit shorter than the ones I did, maybe to allow Tom to go off on more tangents they added a couple of extra days. Tom's an amazing presenter.

The courses I did were:

  • Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians (Manual)
  • Fascial Release for Structural Balance: Hip and Pelvis
  • Fascial Release for Structural Balance: Shoulders and Arms.

Very, very good material, a lot of the hands-on material did come out of the Fascial Release for Structural Balance book, but I have to say I wouldn't have really got it without the hands-on course.

The courses were so good I'm considering the much loinger KMI courses starting with KMI Structural Vision ~ Part I, it's running in Oxfordshire in Sept though Anatomy Trains is a pre-requisite. If you book and pay directly through the [url]Anatomy Trains [/url]website you wouldn't have any concerns about the local host going bust.

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(@kevin-bryden)
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I did my course with Art Riggs. Very good. i use it almost exclusively. Very fast results.

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(@openside)
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Many thanks for your input. Think i may have found one that i quite fancy in Brighton run by Andrew Chick. Long distance from me, but hopefully worth it!

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Openside - thats the one i had been looking at as well. It sounds good to me, but am sure others will let me know what their opinion is of it. When are you looking at doing the course?

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Hi andan, im looking to go on th 18th/19th Sept(level 1). Its a bit of a minefield trying to find the one that best suit you and offers best bang for your buck!!

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(@mikeoc)
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I have just signed up for MFR training with Ruth Duncan, at myofascialrelease.co.uk. Very excited - classes start towards the end of May. I have signed up for the Certificate in Integrated Myofascial Release Levels 1, 2 and 3, Myofascial Unwinding, Advanced Upper MFR and Advanced Lower. On top of that will be various other specialised workshops I imagine.

Has anyone been over to the States to study with John Barnes?

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Not been to study with John Barnes, sorry, but I have done Level 1 and Level 2 with Ruth and am doing Level 3 in May.
Great courses and such a brilliant treatment. I hope you enjoy it
Love Melanie
x

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(@mikeoc)
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Looks like I will be seeing you in May then Melanie - look forward to meeting you!

Mike

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(@mikeoc)
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I have now completed Levels 1, 2 and 3 MFR training with [url]MFR UK[/url].

I took all three levels together and this took 6 days, Tuesday to Sunday. A few other people did the same, most of us found this absolutely fine, but a few others found it quite challenging as there is a lot to take on board. I was a bit physically tired come Sunday afternoon. Many students come back to do Level 3 at a different time, but you only get the certification when you complete Level 3, so depends how quickly you learn/process information, and how quickly you want to put what you learn into practise.

Must say that I am blown away with everything that we were taught this week, from restoring pelvic balance using pelvic blocks to rebalancing the Sphenoid and helping with TMJ issues, plus a whole array of techniques for fascial release and unwinding. Everything just made sense. I can see so easily how I can integrate these techniques with my Sports Massage, but equally, I can see myself treating the same clients now with pure MFR. Next stop, Myofascial Unwinding in September.

Ruth Duncan is a very talented and inspiring trainer – would have no hesitations in recommending this course to anyone interested in MFR training in the UK – 10/10!

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How was unwinding Mike?
Love Melanie

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(@mikeoc)
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Pretty incredible to be honest. A smaller, more intimate group, which worked well, Learnt some new, very effective techniques for facilitating the unwinding process, and then anything goes! I really recommend you do this workshop if you get the chance.
ps I passed on your message to Kay πŸ™‚

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(@dc-sm)
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Having done a few bits and bobs with them, I would highly recommend Active Health Group for MFR; Christian is particulalry passionate about the subject, which cant help but rub off on you, but all the guys up there are first class.

DC

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(@innersense)
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Hi all
Don't suppose anyone knows of any courses available closer to Gloucestershire?
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(@mikeoc)
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Sorry, I have had a think and I can't think of anywhere - you're pretty much in the middle of both London (MFR UK) and Brighton (Jing), and Manchester (Active Health). MFR UK did send out an email yesterday saying that they will be holding some courses in Exeter next year, but again not exactly local to you.

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(@innersense)
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Hi mikeoc

Thanks for taking the time to find out..I shall look into Exeter..that may be a possibility..

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(@mikeoc)
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[DLMURL="http://www.myofascialrelease.co.uk/The%20MFR%20workshops/Dates,%20venues,%20costs%20and%20bookings"]Myofascial Release UK[/DLMURL]have now updated their website and are offering two new venues, Exeter as I mentioned before, and Birmingham πŸ™‚

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(@nina_jing)
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Myofascial Release courses

Hi there,

Yes the [url]Jing Institute[/url] down in Brighton offer a x9 day advanced myofascial release certificate, as well as some advanced CDP courses in Unwinding, foam rolling and multi hands treatments.

Nina x

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