Advanced Myofascial Release Diploma

Advanced Myofascial Release Diploma.
Our Advanced Myofascial Release Diploma is unique to the School of Bodywork. The diploma takes place over 16 days, in separate modules. You can therefore attend modules at a pace to suit you. All our tutors have studied to an exceptionally high level in fascial work, energy work and or craniosacral work. We therefore deliver a safe, effective and highly sought after diploma. Once you have completed our myofascial release foundation, intermediate and accomplished levels, you can then go on to our advanced training which consist of 7 further days in order to complete your APNT Diploma.


Entry requirement: Massage Qualification (or another bodywork modality – please email to check if yours is acceptable) and A&P to level 3. You will be asked for proof of qualifications when booking. If you do not have a suitable qualification then we recommend you take our Complete Bodyworker Diploma training – more information here

Diploma requirements: In order to fulfil the requirements for the APNT Advanced Myofascial Release Diploma, you will be required to complete case studies (4 people treated 6 times each). Plus complete a treatment diary, with 60 entries of treating patients with MFR. Attend a practical and oral examination: Date: Tuesday 19th November 2019.

Sadly we cannot refund your deposit, unless at least 4 weeks notice is given. In which case the deposit can be transferred to another course. Your deposit will confirm your place on the course and therefore your commitment to training.

You can download the full course details HERE.

A wonderful course with a lovely group, thank you Emma for all your guidance and support in what has been an enlightening experience at many levels.

Dr. Lesley Manyweathers.

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Individual modules to make up the Advanced Myofascial Release Diploma listed below. All 6 days are needed to complete the diploma training as well as one Consolidation day before the final exam. You can book the individual modules below on the date that suits you, or you can sign up for the Full Diploma in advance (see below for Early Bird Fees to save you £145!). We REALLY look forward to sharing these wonderful techniques with you.  Deepen your knowledge and therefore enhance your clinical results.

Full Advanced Diploma

Sign up for the Full Advanced Myofascial Release Diploma which includes:

MFR Certificate Course (Foundation, Intermediate and Accomplished Levels)

All 6 Advanced Days as below (Spine & Sacrum, Cranial & Intraoral and Unwinding)

Plus a Consolidation/Review Day before the final exam (please note that exam fees are not included).

Dates as individual courses below and see here for the MFR Certificate dates.

More information about the Full Diploma can be found at the bottom of this page.

Full Price: £1795

Early Bird Offer for the course starting in February 2020 (valid until 20th December 2019): £1650 (saving £145)

Cranial & Intraoral.

Invaluable, subtle yet powerful advanced techniques to bring space into the cranium. These techniques allow for self-correction to take place, which will improve health and function, as well as reduce pain. Techniques may be beneficial in treating:
• Tinitus.
• Migraine.
• Birth trauma.
• Dental-work trauma.
• Tempor0-mandibular Joint Disorder, as well as other jaw dysfunctions.
Intra-oral work will be carried out with latex gloves.
Two days of the Advanced Myofascial Release Diploma.

Advanced Myofascial Release Diploma: Digastric work

Cranial and Intraoral:  16th & 17th July 2020

Pre-requisite: Foundation, Intermediate & Accomplished level.

CPD: points awarded by APNT.
Fee: £230

Spine, Sacrum and Coccyx.

Learn how to gently and effectively treat:
• Lateral shifts.
• Balance the sacrum & pelvic girdle.
• Realign the coccyx.
• Release Erector Spinae.
• Apply METs to increase rotation of the torso.
• Decompress sacrolumbar junction.
These invaluable techniques will reduce pain and increase function in your patients.

Two days of the Advanced Myofascial Release Diploma.

Advanced Myofascial Release Diploma: De-rotate ilia.

Spine, sacrum and coccyx: 2 days 16th & 17th September 2019 and 2nd & 3rd July 2020

Pre-requisite: Foundation, Intermediate & Accomplished level.

CPD: points awarded by APNT.

Fee: £230

The Spine & Sacrum course has given me an amazing new set of skills to more effectively correct rotations of the pelvis, sacrum and vertebrae, plus techniques to deal with lateral shifts through the body. Invaluable techniques for any MFR bodywork therapist.

Jo Neusinger.


Learn to rhythmically rock or pulse the body or an individual body parts; as a result the body spontaneously lets go of and releases holding patterns. Find the bodies own natural rhythm and work with this. Rebounding can be integrated into any bodywork treatment or used as a stand alone therapy. Rebounding can also be done clothed or undressed.
Use as:
• A diagnostic tool to treat and free up physical restrictions in the body.
• A self-corrective mechanism.
• A stand-alone treatment or part of a treatment.
• Can be done clothed.

Work from anywhere on the body:
• Sacrum and Torso.
• Shoulders and Arms.
• Legs and Feet.

A stand alone study day.

“Fantastic techniques, which I feel I can incorporate into ALL my treatments, to give an additional dimension. Thank-you” CG

Rebounding: 12th May 2020

Prerequisite: open to all bodywork professionals. This is a standalone study day so is not a requirement for the Diploma

CPD: points awarded by APNT.
Fee: £115

Advanced Myofascial Release: Rebounding

Scar Tissue Release.

Learn in-depth myofascial techniques to treat the collagenous component of scar tissue. Learn to explore beyond the scar itself to palpate the damaged tissue. As a result of this course you will be able to reduce pain and improve function. Specific techniques release adhesions and scarring. The focus of this course is on women’s health and to empower our female clients.We will spend some time working on members of the public with surgical scars on Day Three.

If you have completed our Myofascial Release Foundation course then you only need to attend Day Two and Three.

The acquired skills can also be applied to scarring from any other surgery, including hip and knee replacements, heart surgery and so on.

The aim of the treatment is to:
• Reduce pain and restriction.
• Reduce cording and dragging.
• Create better internal function.
• Reduce adhesions, both superficially and deep within the system.
• Restore nerve function. To include numbness, pain and sensitivity.
• Enhance movement of the surrounding tissues, to reduce pulling and sticking.

Scar Tissue Release:  2 Days (if you have completed MFR Foundation Course).

Dates: 4th & 5th November 2019

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Pre-requisite: Open to all MFR Students/Graduates who have completed our MFR Foundation course. This is a standalone course so is not a requirement for the Diploma.

CPD: points awarded by APNT.

Fee: £220

Advanced myofascial release diploma: Abdominal Scarring

The techniques used are light and gentle with the aim of improving function, condition and integration of scar tissue. As healing takes place after a surgical procedure or accident, different tissue layers adhere to one another as the body rushes to heal the wound. Scar work helps to gently release these adhesions to allow better function and movement in the scar and surrounding tissues.


Learn how to facilitate and experience myofascial unwinding. This is the spontaneous movement of the body or body part during an Myofascial Release treatment. This safe and effective technique releases restrictions and emotional holding patterns from the subconscious, therefore facilitating recovery.

Two days of the Advanced Myofascial Release Diploma.

Advanced myofasial release diploma: Unwinding

Unwinding:  2 days – 8th & 9th June 2020

Prerequisite: Foundation, Intermediate & Accomplished level

CPD: points awarded by APNT.

Fee: £230

Fascinating and informative day on so many levels. I’m sure the techniques will be easily integrated into my current practice alongside all the other amazing MFR techniques. Thank you.

Gail Gabriel

Advanced Myofascial Release Diploma.

Once you have completed the myofascial release Foundation, Intermediate and Accomplished levels, you can go on to our advanced training listed above if you would rather spread out your training over more than one year.

You will need to complete all 6 advanced days (plus a consolidation day) in order to gain your Advanced Myofascial Release Diploma awarded by the APNT.

You are also required to complete a practical exam with an external examiner. Write up case studies (4 people treated 6 times), and a treatment diary with 60 entries of treating patients with MFR.

Dates & Fees: See individual courses above.

Course Times: 10am – 5pm

Attendance: 100% attendance required.

Final Exam Fee: £125.

APNT Fee: £25 – for non-members only.

Final Exam date: 19th November 2019

Case studies: 4 people treated 6 times each.

Treatment diary: 60 entries of pure MFR treatments.

Blown away today to watch a baby turn itself from breech to cephalic during myofascial release work at an awesome School of Bodywork study day. The mother was so much more comfortable after the baby turned and grinned from ear to ear. It was so gentle and permissive. Truly the baby chose to turn. Somehow the therapist merely held the space which enabled this. The change in the mother’s demeanour was profound from tense and experiencing chronic pain since 11/40 to smiling happy and comfortable. She told us the baby was moving big movements about 10 minutes into the treatment. The therapist’s hands were still. We could easily see the baby’s movements and all of us noticed the changed shape of her belly after the release. She was kind enough to let me palpate afterwards, already convinced her belly felt quite different at the top. It looked so gentle and led by the baby. I was in awe and still am.

Liz Nightingale

An extremely well regarded independent midwife of 14 years, after attending the Pelvic Diaphragm Release course.