Advanced Courses  

Myofascial release training

Bowen technique training - shoulder

Bowen technique training

Foot and ankle massage

Advanced Courses: (click below to skip down to individual course details)

 

Training in ‘New Intelligent Approach to Bodywork’, Myofascial Release and Working with Trauma

Joolz Flynn runs advanced bodywork courses in Myofascial Release and the treatment of trauma in Edinburgh UK with Anne Cheshire. Joolz and Anne are experienced teachers of Myofascial Release. Joolz has been in bodywork practice since 2002. She also has COSCA accredited counselling skills and extensive experience in working with vulnerable people. She is a qualified Somatic Experiencing Trauma Practitioner (SEP) in 2011 and also teaches ‘Essence of Touch’, a course designed for women to experience the power of touch in a safe environment.

Anne has been in bodywork practice since 2000 and started teaching Myofascial Release in 2005. She completed her three year training as a Somatic Experiencing Trauma Practitioner (SEP) in 2009 and works with people suffering from PTSD and traumatic stress as well as physical and physiological dysfunction.Together they have developed ‘A New Intelligent Approach to Bodywork’, introduced through a one day course and setting the framework for all other trainings.

‘A New Intelligent Approach to Bodywork’ is running three times in 2011 and it is strongly recommended that those wishing to participate in further courses do this one as well. It is priced lower than our technique courses to enable greater participation. It is not necessary to take any other of our courses to take advantage of A New Intelligent Approach to Bodywork.

The subsequent two courses are designed for those working with people in trauma or overwhelming stress. The Myofascial Release courses are designed for advanced work with clients suffering from acute and chronic pain conditions and dysfunctions, taking into account the role of stress, overwhelm and trauma in the development of dysfunction and pain.

A New, Intelligent Approach to Bodywork

Teachers Joolz Flynn and Anne Cheshire Cruickshank
Dates Please contact for dates
Times 9am registration for 9.30-5pm
Price £60
Location Edinburgh West End

A brand new approach

This new approach involves looking at our clients from a fresh point of view, one not dominated either by technique or modality, or by their diagnosed condition or pathology, but one which considers possible causes of their discomfort, pain or condition from several equally important points of view. This allows us as therapists to employ different ways of working with our clients depending on what we find.

‘One size fits none’

With this approach we take into account the fact that that ‘one size fits none’. Protocols are no longer necessary, although they may be helpful if adapted for each individual depending on what we find. This approach is truly holistic, taking into account the various main factors affecting our wellbeing, and allowing us to use whichever techniques and modalities we are trained in to intervene at any stage. It provides the philosophical framework in which we bring all subsequent training.

Course overview

This one day course introduces this exciting new approach to the practice of bodywork, and, indeed all kinds of modalities. It is centred on a big picture regarding pain, dysfunction and illness and their associated healing processes, in which we can learn to position ourselves most effectively, whatever our modality.

Outcome orientated, it examines 5 major causes of pain and discomfort, and current, most effective ways to address each one. We then introduce powerful ways to intervene in 3 of the five areas (the tutors’ own areas of expertise), maximising our effectiveness. The focus is on accessing and incorporating our own existing knowledge, training, expertise and clinical experience into a clear overview.

The Big Picture

This is a brand new way of putting together information that we already have, for best effect. In introducing the big picture we aim to help participants recognize where they are already effective, avoid becoming overwhelmed by what they do not know in such a large field, and also suggest ways in which they might further develop their skills to be more effective in familiar areas or new ones.

Course aims

The aims of the course are threefold: Firstly to enable us to evaluate our clients within the framework of the bigger picture. Secondly to become clear about how our own already established areas of expertise can best be applied. Thirdly to determine where we might further develop these to increase our successful intervention. The method is simple and quick to put into action. There will be plenty of practice on the day so that therapists can use the approach straight away in clinic.

Introduction to Myofascial Release

Teachers Joolz Flynn and Anne Cheshire Cruickshank
Date 2 two-day modules: Please contact for dates
Times 9am registration for 9.30-5pm
Price £460
Location Edinburgh West End
Class size: Maximum 14

Prerequisites: Qualified bodyworkers (e.g. massage therapists, sports massage therapists, bowen therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists and Pilates teachers) with an ongoing practice and at least 1 year qualified experience.

Details: This is a four day course for qualified and practising bodyworkers who are interested in learning direct and indirect myofascial release techniques to enhance the effectiveness of their practice. This course covers general techniques and palpation skills in preparation for advanced two day courses focusing on conditions and pathologies in specific areas of the body. We also teach skills in responding to signs of overwhelm or traumatic stress in clients, for instance in cases of unrelenting life stress or traumatic incidences, using specific overwhelm oriented autonomic nervous system approaches.

Students will learn about what fascia is, and what its role is in the body, as well as how it affects musculoskeletal and physiological functioning. They will learn palpation skills to enable them to recognise fascia, adhesions and trigger points. They will also learn a full range of both direct and indirect myofascial techniques and how to perform advanced massage/sports massage techniques, such as soft tissue release and trigger point therapy, within the fascia. At the same time students will become familiar with signs of overwhelm in clients and gain effective techniques in helping the client to safely contain and release overwhelm.

Advanced Training – Functional Anatomy and Advanced Application

Teachers Joolz Flynn and Anne Cheshire Cruickshank
Date See individual courses for dates
Times 9am registration. Daily 9:30 – 5pm
Price £460
Location Edinburgh West End
Class size Maximum 14

Prerequisites: We welcome enthusiasts to these Functional Anatomy and Advanced Application courses who have completed the Myofascial Release Foundation course above with Anne Cheshire Cruickshank and Joolz Flynn, or have previously completed the Jing Advanced Massage Myofascial Release Foundation course with Anne Cheshire Cruickshank and Rachel Fairweather, or any other 4 day or longer myofascial release training with a recognised training body. Participants must be already familiar with and using myofascial release techniques within their practice for the treatment of pain conditions.

All Advanced courses will be set within the framework of “A New, Intelligent Approach to Bodywork”

Details: In this series of two day courses we present two independent courses each in the following areas: Head, Neck and Face, Shoulder Girdle, Torso and Thorax, Low Back and Pelvis, Leg, Knee and Foot. The first courseFunctional Anatomy prepares the participant for treating fascial adhesions and trigger points by examining the functional anatomy of the area in detail. The focus will be on three main areas: muscles, attachments, synergists and antagonists; fascial lines within and crossing the area; and trigger points within the area or referring pain within it. With this course students will be able to release fascial restrictions and adhesions along fascial lines, and release trigger points relevant to the area. Theory is supported by practice throughout, with particular attention paid to the palpation of distinct muscles and their tendons, fascial lines, fascial adhesions, and trigger points.

The second course Advanced Application focuses on common conditions and pathologies in the relevant specific area and what the bodyworker can do to treat or help manage the condition. Approaches will include the release of myofascial adhesions and trigger points (covered in the previous course for those who are not confident in their anatomy) with specific reference to conditions and pathologies, supplemented by stretching and the application of other advanced massage techniques within the fascia. Again, theory will be supported by plenty of hands-on practice

Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Face

Teachers Anne Cheshire Cruickshank and Joolz Flynn
Date Please contact for dates
Times 9am registration. Daily 9:30 – 5pm
Price £230
Location Edinburgh West End
Class size Maximum 14

This exciting Functional Anatomy course will cover the functional anatomy of the head, neck and face for the purpose of identifying muscles, tendons, attachments, synergists and antagonists, fascial lines, and trigger points referring pain into and within the area.

This will enable the myofascial body worker to treat numerous pain conditions and movement dysfunctions by the identification of fascial restrictions and trigger points alone, without an in-depth knowledge of conditions and pathologies.

Advanced Application for Head, Neck and Face

Teachers Anne Cheshire Cruickshank and Joolz Flynn
Date Please contact for dates
Times 9am registration. Daily 9:30 – 5pm
Price £230
Location Edinburgh West End
Class size Maximum 14

In this course we follow on from Functional Anatomy, introducing common conditions and pathologies and suggesting treatment strategies for each using the fascial release, trigger point release, stretching and the application of other advanced massage techniques within the fascia.

Students must have very good working knowledge of the anatomy, fascial lines and trigger points of the area, or have completed the Functional Anatomy for Head, Neck and Face course. Conditions covered in this course include neck pain and stiffness, suboccipital pain, whiplash, cervical dystonia, torticolis, migraines and headaches, voice problems, throat problems, TMJ problems, tinnitus, balance problems, eye pain, visual disturbances and sinus problems.

BOOKING

To book a place on any of these courses please contact Joolz.