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Myofascial Release Technique I: Releases of the Spine & Thorax- 20 CE Hours with Five Level Completion


  • The Body Therapy Center 4 Executive Woods Ct Swansea (map)

Instructor: Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB

Cost: $525 per level or $2,265 for all five levels*

*Please note: There is a $100 deposit required to reserve a seat at each level. There is also a textbook requirement: Myofascial Release Therapy: A Visual Guide to Clinical Applications, Cost: $35, ISBN-13: 978-1583948453, ISBN 10: 1583948457

Fri: 6 P.M. Sat/Sun: 9:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Level One: 20 Contact Hours- Releases of the Spine & Thorax, Meditation, Theory of Myofascial Release, Breath Opening Releases, Spinous Processes, & Lamina Groove

This is a five part course, however each level can be taken as a stand-alone class. All levels must be completed to earn a Certification. Students will also be required to successfully complete an open-book written final, a graded practical on the instructor or assistant, and complete four practice sessions in between each level. Students will need to bring sheets, a notebook for taking noes, and an anatomy book (Trail Guide is recommended).

Myofascial Release originated from the osteopathic community in the early 1950’s. This certification, and the manual you will use, is the work of Ida Rolf but has been modified by myself and Dr. Shea for the contemporary client. This is function work using a technique that is direct, uses movement and holistic therapeutic skills, for clinical effectiveness. Students will learn theory and application, fascial anatomy, contact skills, treatment strategies, a typical myofascial release session, and indications and contraindications. If students commit to certification other commitments will be discussed.

Releases of Level One:

  1. Four Functional Breath Opening Releases

  2. Lung Fissure

  3. Costovertebral & Costotransverse Joint Spaces

  4. Costochondral & Costosternal Joint Spaces

  5. Costoclavicular Ligament, Transverse Clavicular Ligament

  6. Lung Pleura, Lateral Border of the Trapezius

  7. Anterior Scalene

  8. Sternocleidomastoid

  9. Serratus Posterior Superior & Inferior

  10. Ventral Fascia over the Rectus Abdominus & Costal Arch

  11. Rectus Abdominus over the Pubic Symphysis

  12. Iliopsoas Muscle

  13. Quadratus Lumborum

  14. Surface Anatomy of the Sacrum

  15. All Sacral & Iliolumbar Ligament

  16. Seated Myofascial Release of the Trapezius, Mid Dorsal and Lumbar Fascia

To register for any CE classes, use the form on the CE page or contact Tamara Bivin by phone: Office 618-239-6400, Cell/Text 618-401-1656.