Public Workshops

Focus on Fascia offers many hands-on workshops to educate the public on how to use Myofascial Release in their self-care practice, as well as opportunities for powerful treatment sessions with multiple MFR therapists.

Several of these workshops address specific conditions commonly seen in every day life, as well as learning the Unwinding process and simple healing techniques.

Using MFR in our self-care practice combined with treatment by experienced MFR therapists, helps to access our body’s connective tissue to help release physical and emotional holding patterns. Once these patterns are released, we can begin to heal on a more authentic and core level.

INSTRUCTOR/FACILITATOR: Frances Nicolais, CMT

COST: The 3 hour workshops on this page are $60 per person. Group discounts available. Prices on the other workshops vary depending on the number of therapists needed.

SCHEDULE: To schedule at your studio or facility, please email us. Please see the 3 additional classes also available to the public in the Self-Care menu.


Unwinding Experience
2 hours

Get a rate & unique opportunity to experience Myofascial Unwinding in a safe setting, supported by a team of highly trained Myofascial Release therapists and expert drummers to increase your healing.

Includes a brief lecture & demonstration explaining the fascial system, our health and the unwinding process; two MFR group unwinding sessions with 3 therapists working in tandem to support your body’s unwinding; two sessions for guidance on how to use various self-care balls & tools tailored for your needs; AND live drummers to enhance your experience. This workshop runs $300 per person.


Fascia Freedom Retreat
8 hours (1 hour lunch included)

We offer this amazing opportunity to heal and break through your holding patterns in a day of Myofascial Release immersion with sessions & self-care awareness to heal from your core. Myofascial Release is known as one of the most effective forms of bodywork for pain relief, and can also offer your body a lifetime of continued healing through your own SMR (Self Myofascial Release). Experience both throughout this very special day and return home vitalized, energized, grounded, free, open and full of wonder at your own ability to heal.

Includes a brief lecture & demonstration explaining the fascial system, our health and the unwinding process; 3 MFR sessions with 2 therapists working in tandem with our body to allow for deeper releases and healing; 3 personalized SMR sessions including use of various self-care tools tailored to your needs; catered lunch, electrolyte & sparkling water, tea and lemonade; free gift bag with self-care tools, personalized instructions and articles on MFR. This workshop runs $800 per person.


Da Vinci Tool Workshop
3 hours

Learn how to use the Da Vinci Tool in the most amazing Ways! This is a versatile self-massage tool that will help you relieve headache pain and soothe tired, sore muscles. Simple and easy to use, and the perfect travel companion. Take it with you anywhere; to work, on vacation or you even can even use it in your car. It will relieve stress, muscle spasms, trigger points and improve posture. Da Vinci Tools will be available for separate purchase in class.


Healing Arthritis
3 hours

This workshop teaches gentle MFR techniques on how to ease the pain of Arthritis. Fascia balls are used, as well and elongation and gentle rotation techniques.


Healing Neck Pain
3 hours

This workshop teaches MFR techniques to release not only neck pain, but the areas of the body that also contribute to neck pain. In this workshop, we use several different kinds of balls and massage tools to find which ones work best for each individual.

Required Materials: Cotton scarf or long pillowcase.


Healing Headaches
3 hours

This workshop includes a brief lecture on the different types of headaches and what parts of the body contribute to each type. The hands-on portion includes MFR techniques as well as some CranioScaral techniques. There are several massage tools used in this class so students can determine which tools work best for them.


Healing Low Back Pain
3 hours

This workshop teaches MFR techniques and stretches focused on relieving low back pain. Also included are abdominal releases, as the abdomen is the front of the low back. Several different kinds of balls are used in this workshop, as different parts of the body respond better to different balls.


Healing Pelvic Pain
3 hours

This workshop teaches MFR techniques for one of the most common conditions – pelvic and hip pain. Also included are psoas releases, as the psoas is one of the main muscles for pelvic function. Several different kinds of balls are used in this workshop, as different parts of the body respond better to different balls.


Healing Shoulder Pain
3 hours

This workshop teaches MFR techniques to release not only shoulder pain, but the areas of the body that also contribute to shoulder pain. In this workshop, we use several different kinds of balls and massage tools to find which ones work best for each individual.

Required Materials: Cotton scarf or long pillowcase.


Healing TMJ Pain
3 hours

This workshop teaches MFR techniques and stretches focused on relieving jaw pain and TMJ dysfunctions. Also, included is discussion of the emotions of the jaw – mostly anger. Fascia balls are used in this workshop, as well as several hands-on techniques.


Unwinding Workshop
3 hours

Participants of this workshop will learn how to use Myofascial Unwinding to release pain and discomfort in the following areas:

  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • TMJ
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Legs
  • Hips
  • Low back

Healing Circles
3 hours

This is our custom workshop, designed for the needs of your particular group. This could include a focus on any part of the body or condition like Fibromyalgia, and include physical, emotional and even spiritual techniques for personal healing growth.