Training Your Touch 2: Following the Fascia

Are you ready for the next step in refining your skills? After a quick overview of Training Your Touch: Advanced Palpation Skills (Which is NOT a prerequisite for this class), we will practice palpating and assessing physiological movement in the body. Then we begin evaluating the fascial network at key locations to identify stress or dysfunction. Topics will include osteopathic concepts that relate to our therapy methods, and how to apply those concepts in assessment and treatment. I believe that understanding the relationship between concept and technique is key to obtaining optimal results.

The second day begins with grounding and centering to refine our perception. Then we mindfully assess tension patterns and fascial pulls in the lower extremities, upper extremities, and torso. By applying what we have learned to different layers of tissue, we will literally be “following the fascia” to the dominant restriction. Finally, we pull everything together to practice assessment and treatment. This training will expand your skill in any method of bodywork.

Prerequisites: NONE. The class is open to everyone. (Two or more years of hands-on experience is recommended)

Core benefits

Learn advanced manual assessment strategies and fascial evaluation techniques
Understand key principles of effective assessment and treatment

Why take this two-day class?

After participating in this class, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of grounding before assessment
  • Describe the role of mindfulness in palpation
  • Demonstrate one or more techniques for relaxing the nervous system
  • Discuss how to enhance palpation skills for assessment and treatment
  • Demonstrate using touch to evaluate sympathetic activation
  • Discuss the Osteopathic concept of “The Body Hugs the Lesion”
  • Demonstrate identification of postural strain patterns through touch
  • Discuss the importance of fascia in manual assessment
  • Discuss the potential role of interoception in assessment
  • Perform three or more assessment techniques at the feet and ankles
  • Demonstrate how assessment can merge into treatment
  • Discuss the concept of “inhibition”
  • Describe how to use rhythms and micro-movements in assessment and treatment
  • Demonstrate how to apply inhibition to orthopedic testing
  • Demonstrate fascial assessment of the upper extremities, lower extremities, and back
  • Be able to “follow the fascia’ in both assessment and treatment


$350 Early Registration Price (including study guide) – Price varies with location
Semi-Private Mastery Class – $450

Continuing Education: 16 Contact Hours

“Training Your Touch 2: Following the Fascia” is approved for the following:

  • NCBTMB certified therapists (and LMT’s in states that accept NCBTMB approval)
  • Massage therapists in Florida and Georgia (CE Broker Tracking #: 20-747062)

Currently Scheduled Classes

Available Classes (Click or call 330.701.8780 for more information)

Randall W. Gibson is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. (Provider #325713-00)