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(@essence99)
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Good Morning,

I'm wanting to study Myofascial Release at some point. I watched a demo at an expo a few years ago and it looks amazin. I wondered if any of you have done the training with Myofascial Release UK & Ireland.

I know that Jing advanced massage training also do Myofascial Release courses but I am happy to look at other options.

I am a bit tempted to nip over to the USA to do the John Barnes Myofascial Release courses but it's a money thing.

Thanks in advance for your comments.

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(@happyfingers)
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I trained in the direct method in sydney and indirect method (john barnes) with Jing. I would advise you to do a course over here first, and then if you want to deepen your technique then go see the master (Barnes). It took a few months before I began to really feel the fascia moving and then a little while longer before I could follow the path of least resistance (you'll know what I mean when you do the course). I think you'd get better value if you had some time to try it out before you go to the US.

Hope this helps.

x

Henry

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(@alan-d)
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I’ve recently completed Jing’s six-day myofascial release course, and would definitely recommend it. As Henry says, the Jing course is mainly focused on indirect methods of myofascial release. However they teach a very gentle approach to unwinding (as taught in Peter Levine’s book ‘Waking The Tiger’) rather than the ‘full-on’ approach to unwinding as described in John Barnes’ book ‘Healing Ancient Wounds’. I think this point is worth emphasising, in case anyone is deterred from going on the Jing course by reading some of the accounts of unwinding in Barnes’ book. A couple of the participants on my Jing course seemed to have a significant degree of emotional release during unwinding, and both seemed to receive adequate ‘aftercare’ from the tutors. According to one of the tutors (who trained under Barnes in the USA), there was absolutely no such aftercare on Barnes’ courses !

Both LSSM (Alex Fugallo) and AHG also offer myofascial release courses, and both have been recommended by contributors to the ‘sports therapies’ forum. I haven’t been on either course, but have heard that they are more focused on direct methods of myofascial release? I’d be interested to hear a more detailed account from anyone who has been on either course. I’d also be interested to hear from therapists who have more experience of dealing with ‘unwinding’.

Regards

Alan

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(@alan-d)
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Slightly disappointed not to have had any replies yet ! I was recently talking to a personal trainer who mentioned that his training had included 'SMR' (an abbreviation for self-myofascial release). This may be more appropriate to the 'sports therapies' forum, but has anyone on this forum done a course in SMR ? And if so, would they recommend it?

Thanks

Alan

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(@biggazfromlincoln)
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Hi Alan,

I would imagine they are referring to foam roller courses, they seem to push the SMR angle, I personally find them hard to use.
Just finished MFR with Northern School of Manual Therapies, literally just got of the train. Eye opening postural modifications and improvements to my "voulnteer". will definitely progress to the next course in march.
regards
Gary

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(@alan-d)
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Thanks Gary. I definitely agree about the postural benefits of MFR. I was converted to MFR by a therapist who trained at Jing and who has done an excellent job in reversing the effects on my posture of too many years working on a computer.

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Alan

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(@sportstherapy)
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AHG offer both level 3 MFR which is the direct method, and then progresses to level 4 which is the indirect method. This gives a wider range of approaches.

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Any links to AHG please? Many thanks in advance

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(@biggazfromlincoln)
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seasons greetings,
Gaz

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New Age London
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Thanks Gaz :):):)

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