Frequently asked Questions about Myofascial Release Courses

- What will I learn from taking a Myofascial Release course?

- How large are the classes and how many instructors are there?

- What are the hours of your courses?

- How much hands-on work is there? How much theory?

- Does Jenings Training and Treatment Centre offer certificates?

- Have your courses been approved for CEUs (continuing education units)?

- How is Myofascial Release different from Swedish massage?

- What is the difference between the Jenings Method of Myofascial Release and other styles of Myofascial Release?

- What is the difference between the Jenings Method of Myofascial Release and Rolfing¨

- What are your instructors' qualifications?

- What if I can't make it to the seminar that I registered for and have to cancel?

-What is the difference between The Masters Series training and the basic one or two day Fascia workshops?

-If I took all the one-day basic workshops you provide won’t I get same results as The Masters Series training?

 


 

Q:     What will I learn from taking a course?

A: Our Myofascial Release courses are designed to introduce you to techniques which can help you treat difficult cases with chronic or deep-seated pain. We guarantee you will be able to use MFR immediately in your practice with confidence and success.


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Q:     How large are the classes and how many instructors are there?

A: On average, there are 18 to 24 students in a class. Our instructors frequently work with assistant instructors to enhance participants' learning experience. Classes are kept small so you have lots of opportunity to ask questions and receive one-on-one instruction.

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Q:     What are the hours of your courses?

A: Most of our courses are two days in length and provide 14 hours of instruction. They are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (both days). However, we generally finish up earlier each day - more like 5 p.m. We allow until 6 p.m., depending on the speed of the group and the number of questions. Our one-day courses are also scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and provide 7 hours of instruction.

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Q:     How much hands-on work is there? How much theory?

A: About 95% of the course is devoted to hands-on work. Emphasis is put on practical clinical application of MFR. The instructor starts with a short lecture (about a half-hour) to go over anatomy and theory related to the work, and then gets right into demonstration and practice time during the first morning. Participants interested in learning more about the science behind MFR will enjoy the extensive list of resources at the back of our course manuals.

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Q:     Does Jenings Training & Treatment Centre award certificates?

A: Yes. You will receive a certificate at the end of the course, provided you have completed all of the required hours of instruction.

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Q:     Have your courses been approved for CEUs (continuing education units)?

A: Yes! All of our courses have been approved for CEUs by massage therapists' associations across Canada, as well as the AMTA and the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork in the United States (Category A).

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Q:     How is Myofascial Release different from Swedish massage?

A: The focus of the work is to release restrictions within the fascia, or connective tissue, which envelops the muscles, bones, ligaments, and organs. Rather than focusing on specific muscles and their origins and insertions, MFR requires you to shift your thinking to see the body in terms of the interconnecting fascial planes. MFR requires no oil and is very slow. The actual strokes are quite different because you are molding into the tissue to grab and move fascia, rather than working only muscle.

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Q:     What is the difference between the Jenings Method of Myofascial Release and other styles of Myofascial Release?

A: The main difference is in approach. Some MFR work is primarily static, which means that it involves a lot of holding and stretching to release the tissue. While the Jenings Method of MFR incorporates some static release, it focuses more on active, or direct, MFR techniques. In active work, the therapist goes directly into the tissue to move it to a better anatomical position and release restrictions that way.

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Q:     What is the difference between the Jenings Method of Myofascial Release and Rolfing¨?

A: Rolfing is a system of fascial manipulation developed by Dr. Ida Rolf. While Barry Jenings has studied the work of Dr. Ida Rolf through advanced training in the non-formalistic approach to the ten-step program with Dr. Michael Shea, Certified Advanced Rolfer, our courses do not teach Rolfing and are neither affiliated with nor endorsed by the Rolf Institute. The Jenings Method of Myofascial Release is similar to Rolfing in that both styles use techniques called myofascial release. They also share the same goal -- to improve clients' posture and body functioning, as well as relieve their pain. The primary difference between the two styles of work is the investment involved in learning each. The Myofascial Release techniques we teach are just as effective as other styles, but can be learned at a fraction of the cost and time.

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Q:     What are your instructors' qualifications?

A: All of our instructors have completed a recognized 2,200-hour massage therapy program and have studied the Jenings Method of Myofascial Release in our intensive 300-hour instructor training program, which is taught by Barry Jenings. Teaching more than 40 seminars per year, our instructors are approachable, respectful and motivating, thus ensuring the highest quality seminar experience for participants. When you register for one of our courses, you will receive a detailed bio on the course instructor with your confirmation letter.

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 Q:     What if I can't make it to the seminar that I registered for and have to cancel?

A: Our cancellation policy depends on whether you are signed up for a Basic course or the Masters Series.

Basic Courses

Full payment is required to reserve a space in our basic Myofascial release (MFR) workshops. Enrolment is limited. Fee includes workbook and materials, seminar instruction, hands-on workshop training, and seminar certificate.

Email or phone call confirmation will be sent after payment is received in our office. For basic MFR workshops (non-Masters) you may cancel your registration up to 21 days before the seminar. Your registration fee will be refunded less a $100 processing fee per workshop. If you need to cancel less than 21 days prior to the seminar you may transfer your registration to another seminar of your choice. We reserve the right to cancel any seminar, in which case the tuition fee will be returned in full. Jenings Seminars is not responsible for any travel related expenses.

Masters Series

Registration/Tuition includes a $1500 non-refundable deposit. Enrolment is limited. Fee includes workbook and materials, seminar instruction, hands-on workshop training, and seminar certificate.

Email or phone call confirmation will be sent after payment is received in our office. Cancelling your registration for whatever reason less than 48 days before the seminar will result in the transfer of your registration to a future Masters Series seminar of your choice. We reserve the right to cancel any seminar, in which case the tuition fee will be returned in full. Jenings Seminars is not responsible for any travel related expenses.

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Q: What is the difference between The Masters Series training and the basic one or two day Fascia workshops?

 

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In our one day workshops we teach myofascial techniques for that specific region. For example the Shoulder workshops teaches myofascial techniques for all the shoulder muscles.

 

The Masters Series teaches a System of 10 Sessions to realign the posture called Structural Integration SI. This work is based on the groundbreaking work of Ida Rolf and others.

 

The Masters Series teaches all the fascia techniques plus Structural Integration (10 sessions), Muscle Energy, Positional Release, Strain Counter Strain, Visceral Manipulation.

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Q: If I took all the one-day basic workshops you provide won’t I get same results as The Masters Series training?

 

Answer- no
The one-day workshops (cervical for example) are excellent and treat the common injuries found in that specific area. The basic one days are meant to treat the fascia locally to that region (such as Suboccipital fascia in the cervical workshop)

 

The Masters Series teaches the 10 Session System SI to realign the posture.  We use advanced fascia techniques to accomplish this.
Structural Integration SI is a global approach to pain and injuries.

 

The problem is that often the cause of fascia dysfunction is some place else in the body and WE WANT TO FIND IT! That is where Structural Integration plays a vital role

 

The Masters Series Graduate Program teaches Structural Integration

 

The Masters Series training will teach you how to apply a 10 step by step treatment plan to re align the dysfunction in clients posture.  This 10 1-hour session is a system of bodywork is called Structural Integration.

 

The 10 Session format called Structural Integration is separated into the below 1 hour session performed once per week or two.

 

1.    Respiration- incl diaphragm
2.    Feet fascia
3.    Lateral Facial Binding
4.    Adductors
5.    Psoas
6.    Lumbar
7.    TMJ
8.    Lower structure pelvis
9.    Upper structures spine
10 Connection sequence

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