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Fascia Manipulation: Techniques and Treatment Plans is a comprehensive 180 page manual covering the major muscles and fascia of the body.  Each technique is fully illustrated using animations to show what's  below the skin.
Divided into regions, the manual provides clear treatment plans for each area. Its ease of understanding has made it a bestseller. A must for those treating injuries and pain
jenings has taught over 6000 practitioners worldwide.

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ISBN: 9781507000717
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Co n t e n t s


Why the courses were developed Surviving as a therapist

Success with this work Incorporating the new techniques Myofascial intent: Intuition

Teaching your clients about Myofascial Release What to expect with these treatments


The basics Cellular level


Nervous system response Implications for therapists

Fascia and change: the piezoelectric effect


Arndt-Schultz Law: 1835

Gel-Sol Theory and Thermodynamics Wolff’s Law: 1836

The Lateral Line: Balancing the Front with the Back


Deep vs. deep Pain

How much pressure then? Applying the techniques Parking

The basics of technique Movement

General Treatment Sequence for Side Lying Strengthening Frequency

Contraindications Contraindications to MFR: Side effects

Post-treatment protocol





Therapist Positioning


General Posterior Fascia: Prone  15

Levator Scapula: Prone  17

Lateral Neck: Sidelying  19

Suboccipital, Temporalis & General Scalp Fascia: Sidelying  21

Upper Trapezius: Direct Sidelying  23

Levator Scapula: Direct Sidelying with Client Movement  24

Subclavian & Clavicle: Sidelying  25

Cervical Traction: Indirect Supine  27

Suboccipitals: Direct Supine  28

Bilateral Anterior Shoulder: Indirect  29

Sternum: Supine  31

Intercostal: Direct Supine  32

Costal Arch: Direct Supine  33

Bilateral Lower Rib: Indirect Supine  34

Upper Trapezius: Supine  35

Scalenes: Supine  37

Sternal Notch: Supine  39

Mandible & TMJ: Supine  40

Scalenes & Upper Trapezius: Seated  41


Trapezius & Rhomboid: Prone  43

Infraspinatus: Prone  45

Supraspinatus: Prone  47

Levator Scapula: Prone  49

Serratus Anterior: Sidelying  51

Teres Major Minor: Sidelying  53

Advanced Shoulder Release: Sidelying.  55

Subscapularis: Sidelying  57

Upper Trapezius: Supine.  59

Clavicle & Pectoralis Major: Supine  60

Biceps & Forearm (Flexors/Extensors): Supine  62

Triceps: Supine  64


Pectoralis Minor: Supine  66

Lateral Rib, Abdominals to Midline  68


General Paraspinal: Prone (indirect)  70

Lumbar Gluteal - Bilateral: Prone (indirect)  71

General Lumbar & Superficial Paraspinal: Prone (direct)  73

Erector Spinae - Deep Fascia: Prone.  75

Sacral-iliac: Prone  77

General Gluteals: Prone  79

Piriformis: Prone  81

Space for Ribs & Ilium: Sidelying  83

ASIS Attachment: Sidelying  85

Greater Trochanter: Sidelying  87

Iliacus: Sidelying  89

Quadratus Lumborum: Sidelying  91

Floating 12th Rib: Sidelying  93

Abdominals & Quadriceps: Supine (indirect)  95

Rectus Abdominus: Supine  97

Psoas: Supine  99


Superficial Thoracic Lumbar Fascia: Prone  101

General Gluteals: Prone  103

Ham Group: Prone  105

Superficial: Lower Leg: Prone  106

Lateral Neck: Sidelying  107

General Arm: Sidelying  109

Lateral Thoracic: Sidelying  111

Gluteal Group: Sidelying  113

Iliotibial Band  & Vastus Lateralis (Deep to ITB): Sidelying  114

Lateral Lower Leg: Sidelying  116

Anterior Thoracic (Clavicle & Pectoralis Major): Supine  118

Arm: Supine  120

Quadriceps: Supine  122

Lower Leg: Supine  124

Hamstrings: Supine  125



Fibromyalgia: current thoughts Fibromyalgia vs. Myofascial Pain Cautions

Levels of severity

Indirect technique application Timing

Length of treatment Breathing

Therapist Positioning Contraindications Treatment Schedule Side effects

Post-treatment protocol


Upper Thoracic/Shoulder, Mid Thoracic.  130

Lumbar Gluteal Bilateral: Prone  131

General Paraspinal: Prone.  132

Gluteals, Hamstrings & Calves: Prone  133

Cervical Traction: Supine  134

Bilateral Anterior Shoulder : Indirect  135

Arm: Supine  136

Bilateral Lower Rib: Indirect Supine  137

Abdominals: Supine  138

Abdominals & Quadriceps: Supine  139

Upper Leg: Supine  140

Ankle: Supine  140




Fascia is the tissue that gives your body its structural form or shape. How the skeleton is positioned, how the muscles are shaped and the body’s general posture is determined by fascia. The subcutaneous—or superficial—fascia surrounds the whole body and can be described as a living body suit. The fascia bags in which your organs develop is the subserous fascia. Deep fascia envelops the muscle groups and individual muscles. The periosteum is the fascia which surrounds the bones and is also considered to be deep fascia.

Each group of muscle has its own fascia and each muscle in the group has a separate fascial sheath. In fact, John Barnes (a leading physiotherapist and myofascial trainer) believes that the entire neuromuscular and cardiovascular system is composed of tiny fascial tubes—right down to the tiniest microtubule. Research is indicating that each cell can communicate, and that consciousness is communicated through the microtubules, which is part of the fascia. If this is correct, then working the fascia through manual therapy is very powerful. And that has been the experience of many therapists.

What you are working with is the largest organ in the body—which dictates not only what you will look like, but how you feel, move and probably live. Fascia work will enable you to become more flexible in how you treat and how you envision the body and the symptoms with which you are presented clinically. By working the fascia, you are working the whole body’s systems.


Why t he c courses w ere developed

In his practice, Barry Jenings, Founder of Jenings Training & Treatment Centre (a division of Jasper Initiatives Ltd.), was experiencing quick healing plateaus with his patients1 . He found he could help them relax, but noticed only a limited temporary improvement with the tissue and their pain.

Barry started searching for answers. He read about fascia and connective tissue through books written by Ida Rolf (founder of the Rolf Institute®2 ) and saw some dramatic before-and-after photos of patients. Could it be true that if you applied myofascial work, you could dramatically improve a person’s posture and reduce their pain, even chronic? And if Hans Seyle was correct when he said that poor posture is a contributing factor to the start of disease, could this myofascial work affect this and the pain experienced by his patients?

So began his journey into deep tissue. Over the past decade, Barry successfully completed advanced courses in Myofascial Release, NISA (Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment), NMT (Neuromuscular Therapy), and studied the work of Dr. Ida Rolf. The important part is, when he applied the work from a structural point of view, he saw immediate and substantial changes in his patients. He began to modify the techniques in his practice and with his patients. One of his earliest successes happened while treating an 11-year-old boy with knee pain. In looking at his posture, it was quite obvious that his knees were misaligned (genu varus). By applying these techniques and stretching/strengthening remedial exercises, his knees straightened in four treatments. He has been pain-free ever since.

1 Please Note: The terms patient and client are used interchangeably in this manual.

2 Rolfing and