Live SeminarsCheckout the Current Schedule
Myofascial Release Seminars
These seminars are for therapists wanting to learn myofascial release techniques & expand their hands on skills to facilitate effective change for their patients & clients. It consists of three 2-day seminars.
Lori Zeltwanger PT
A Trilogy of Advanced Release Therapy Seminars
These seminars are taught based on an alternative perspective of the Myofascial Release Approach. Advanced Release Therapy honors the John F. Barnes’ foundational approach of Myofascial Release, while flowing from a feminine perspective, applying new creative insights to evaluating and treating the connective tissue and the body-mind complex. The focus is on truly connecting with both the physical and energetic tissues and while including all aspects of MFR it emphasizes the supportive & allowing aspects of treating the fascial system in helping to heal pain resulting from those tissues.
Seminar I: Fascial Connections
In this seminar, Lori lays the foundation for this first trilogy of seminars as well as more advanced ones that will go beyond the scope of this first series.
Participants will learn to evaluate postural alignment and tissue texture from a myofascial perspective, find and connect with fascial restrictions, feel barriers and apply proper pressure to achieve tissue release. The focus is directed both at learning the technique of MFR and also on how to apply this technique for maximum effectiveness. The basic principles & technique of Myofascial Release will be reviewed. Advanced treatment techniques are taught with focus on the rotational component and fascial energy activation, which is a powerful technique that aids in releasing stubborn restrictions and encourages the patient to engage in treatment. This class truly makes it easier on the therapist’s body while enhancing effectiveness.
For both beginner & advanced myofascial therapists.
Seminar II: Balancing the Pelvis
Balancing the pelvis is the cornerstone of the Myofascial Release Approach. Participants will learn to evaluate the presence of pelvic imbalances with an eclectic approach of established techniques. Next we will learn how to bring the pelvis back into balanced alignment through advanced fascial release techniques, muscle energy and core strengthening exercises.
Introduction to Internal Pelvic Release
This fascinating 1 day only seminar will introduce you to internal fascial release treatment for women, as well as support therapists connecting with the interior essence of their own pelvis. Any MFR prerequisite required.
Seminar III: Myofascial Dialoguing - Embracing the Restrictions
We will focus on truly listening to the needs of the tissue which takes us to the core of how to release unconscious holding patterns within our body-mind complex. We will learn myofascial dialoguing key phrases but more so how to apply the 3 Ws; which to use, when to use it & what else to say to make a powerful difference in treatment. We will also learn movement exercises and unwinding techniques and how to connect the energetic alignment with the tissue/postural alignment. Interpretive body reading skills to find core issues both on and off the body will be developed. Any MFR prerequisite required.
How Lori Teaches
Lori believes that we learn how to apply this form of manual therapy best from the practitioner’s perspective by experiencing it within our own body and mind; therefore the focus will be on receiving the work during ample lab time.
The seminars provide enhanced results with greater ease on your body and lots of supportive lab time to fully integrate it.
All of Lori’s teachings are based in the foundational principles of John F. Barnes Myofascial Release approach while flowing from a feminine perspective. She emphasizes how we need both masculine & feminine approach to be masters with Myofascial Release and shows how beginning with the feminine qualities that we all have (yes you too men) the treatment is more effective and easier on your body. She teaches the various techniques by assisting the therapist to move into a space where we learn how to provide support and allow the releases to unfold naturally rather than try to fix the patient or client. The results are that we utilize much less effort and struggle, treat from a place of greater ease and end our work day feeling vibrant and refreshed.
Lori has over 20 years experience studying, treating and teaching Myofascial Release as well as many other therapeutic approaches. Her realization that integrating these approaches brought a deeper effectiveness to pain and stress release for herself and her patients led to the creation of this life enhancing, powerful trilogy of presentations called Advanced Release Therapy Seminars.
Her teaching style is vibrant and caring. With a light sense of humor she gently and intuitively guides her students in developing their Myofascial Release skills. Her gift is in guiding each student in finding their own unique style and therapeutic power with this approach. She provides authentic personal interaction to produce the most effective results and ensures that everyone also has fun!
As a professional Massage Therapist, this class gave me easy to implement techniques that I can integrate in my work with clients. It showed me how to solve client problems that I have noticed for years and couldn’t effectively treat until now. – A HaydonLori is a wonderful teacher. She knows how to find just the right approach to coach people into healing and being more in touch with themselves. I came to get my CEU’s for my license and I left with feeling like I took a love bath into every cell of my being. – D. KuhlmanThis class was very personable and fun – never intimidating and easy to learn from Lori’s “in-tune”ness with self which made it possible for me to learn more about myself, how to be in tune with myself and others, and how to work less so that I can actually work more. As a Personal Trainer knowing the indications helped me identify which techniques were most beneficial for my clients. – A. StollerI feel so blessed to have been part of this seminar. What an amazing experience! Lori is such a gifted therapist and teacher and truly a lovely person. It is so empowering as a patient to be taught techniques and tools to heal. I feel more present within my body and loved learning more about techniques that will benefit my healing. It feels wonderful to become more connected to my own power. I also learned more about how to potentially help others. – T. JonesBest MFR class I have attended! I learned more of everything presented in this class than I learned in any other MFR classes previously. All labs were great! I benefitted from it all, especially with Lori’s guidance. – F. RobertsI learned how to see the whole picture, tools for self-care and healing and that when I am comfortable as a therapist, I am effective. This was my 1st MFR seminar & I treated my husband who said I was “almost” as good as Lori as I helped relieve his back pain. – F. Goff
This was sent from a student after attending the last seminar.“So excited I gotta share. Have this 17 y/o female patient. She had a brain tumor at 8 yrs of age with 2 surgeries to remove the tumor. No follow up medical care since. Ataxic, tremor and neuro symptoms pervasive with left sided tightness of body. Just used the cervical Fascial Energy Activation technique with her today and wow! Very nice trunk & cervical releases and pt reported “I feel much less shaky”. Her tremor reduced.” MP“I now feel hopeful that I can work gentler to save my body and best serve my clients.” CP“I see the fascial influence on bodies in a whole new way. The hands on support you gave me really helped me get the feel of this work.” BL“Love the spin on MFR you present. Very effective teaching style. The input you gave me during the seminar has taken me to a whole new level of breathing & feeling.” BO“Appreciated the depth of lab time, hands on time and your personal attention with the techniques. We were given lots of time to digest the and learn the application of the techniques beyond the actual technique.” MP“I learned greater patience and openness. I feel hopeful that I can work gentler to save my body and yet be more effective to best serve my clients.” JB“I’m truly interested in being able to learn from you. My session with you in Sedona has left more of an impression on and with me than any of the bodywork that I’ve learned or received since becoming an LMT 8+ years ago. Thank you!!!” EG
What You Get at the Seminars
By participating in Lori’s Advanced Release Therapy Seminars, you will realize that MFR is not about applying a cut and dried technique. On the contrary, while it is always based on scientific principles, it is also part inspiration and part therapeutic art form, engaging our intuitive side. On the basis of the solid MFR techniques that have proven their effectiveness, she teaches how to approach each therapeutic situation from a fresh perspective according to the individual needs of the patient, so that the work can unfold in unique, inspiring and productive ways and leaving you, the therapist, in a better state for having given the treatment.