Myofascial Release Massage
Easy to learn. Immediate Results.
Myofascial tissue is continuous and omnipresent in the body. It interweaves and wraps muscles, and every division of tissue within the muscle. By weight, 40% of a muscle is actually fascial tissue.
Where there is chronic or acute pain, limited or difficult range of motion, ongoing stress and tension, there is almost always myofascial tissue which needs to be released and relaxed.
Using the Myofascial Release Massage technique you will often be able to release constricted myofascial tissue faster and more completely than you ever thought possible.
"Taking these newly-learned techniques back to my practice allowed me to accomplish more with some people in a single session than I had been able to during months of weekly sessions before I took these seminars."
— James Dahler, North Canton, Ohio
Your clinical success is our goal.
Theory comes alive through practice.
The Myofascial Release Massage Seminars are taught in a way that you can successfully use what you learned with your first therapeutic or relaxation client on Monday morning. That's because every stroke is demonstrated at least twice and more than 75% of each seminar is hands-on practice.
The instructor and teaching assistants give each student individual attention for every therapeutic stroke taught until we're sure you've learned it. Learn more about why you should invest your time and money in learning the Myofascial Release Massage.
Over 3,100 professionals have attended
Myofascial Release Massage Seminars.
These are just a few of the scores of testimonials sent to us by massage professionals and students. For more see the right hand menu.
"Great hands-on course, and fun to learn."
"The class moves quickly and comes together well."
"The manual is awesome — specific and detailed."
"Howard's extensive experience, attention to detail, and explanation of procedures are outstanding."
"Howard has simplified Hellerwork and Rolfing into deep therapeutic massage for chronic stress and pain."
View Highly Effective Strokes
immediate help for your next client!
These strokes were filmed at Howard's Part III, Advanced Strokes seminars in response to specific problems presented by students and course models.
More strokes will be added after he teaches each Part III, so check out this section periodically. Go to the video section
How To Register
The Myofascial Release Massage is taught in ten states:
Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia.
Learn how to register.
RECEIVE A $50 DISCOUNT EACH for groups of three or more therapists who register
at the same time. This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts. This offer is only valid at particular host schools. Please see the listings on the registration page to identify those schools.
Notification of Courses
Want to take the Myofascial Release Seminars but don't know when you can? Click here to be notified about future courses.
Sessions from Howard Rontal
Would you like information on private sessions from Howard? His private bodywork practice is decribed here.
About Howard Rontal
Howard Rontal has been a Certified Hellerwork Practitioner for 28 years — he created and taught the Myofascial Release Massage technique since 1991. Click here for his full biography.
The Myofascial Release Massage is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.
The seminars are also approved for 20 hours of continuing education by the the State of Maryland, AMTA, ABMP, Board of Certification of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the American Medical Massage Association, and the International Massage Federation.
The Myofascial Release Massage is also approved for continuing education credits by the State of New York, via sponsorship by the NCBTMB. (This applies only to seminars taken outside the State of New York.)