Fascial Release Techniques

2 Day CPD Course for Professional Equine Therapists

Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st June 2022

Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th September 2022

Wavendon Grange, Lawn Lane, Old Dalby, Leicestershire, LE14 3LW

The fascial system is a network of fibrous connective tissue that surrounds and encompasses all nerves, lymph and blood vessels, bones, muscles and organs.

It forms a continuous 3D web that travels with no separation through the entire body. It keeps the body organised, creates shape and function, and is involved in overall musculoskeletal health.

Fascia is important for posture, movement and force transmission. It also plays an important role in proprioception, reflexes, energy, feeling and potentially even the horse’s emotion. Its hydration is vital for slide and glide and proper functioning of the musculoskeletal structures.

Healthy fascia is vital for a healthy horse.

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This course is suitable for qualified therapists from all disciplines wishing to revise techniques or explore new ones to add to their toolbox.


It is a mix of theory, practical demonstrations and small group hands-on practical sessions. It also provides the opportunity to network, share information and discuss interesting or challenging cases with other practitioners in a relaxed and supportive environment.


During this course we will look at the anatomy of different types of fascia, fascial connections, function, dysfunction and how to keep it healthy.

This course is supported by incredible photographs and video footage of fascia from Gillian's dissections.


At the end of this course as well as the ability to visualise fascia you will go away with fascial palpation techniques and a variety of fascial release techniques.

This course is an excellent precursor to the  
Myofascial Chains and Techniques Course
which runs on the Thursday and Friday after this course.

If you would like to read another therapists review of the day check out this blog article:


Provisional Timetable



09.00:  Registration and Coffee

09.30:  Introduction

09.45:  The Anatomy of Fascia

             Components, Structure and Types of Fascia

11.00:    Break 

11.30:    Functions of Fascia

13.00:   Lunch

14:00:   Fascia Palpation Techniques - Practical

15.00:   Break


15.30:   Fascia Release Techniques

             Demonstration and Practical Session

16.30:  Questions and Discussion

17.00:   Close


09.00:  Coffee

09.30:  Fascia Release Techniques

             Demonstration and Practical Session  

11.00:   Break

11.30:   Fascia Release Techniques

            Demonstration and Practical Session  

12.30:   Lunch

13.30:  Fascial Unwinding Techniques

            Demonstration and Practical Session  

14.30:   Break

15.00:  Dynamic Fascia Release Techniques

            Demonstration and Practical Session  

16.00:   Discussion

16.30:   Close


All participants must provide proof of professional equine therapy qualification and current professional indemnity insurance.

Recommended Reading

It is recommended that you read the myofascial chapters of
Posture and Performance

and watch the recorded webinar: Understanding Muscles and Fascia


Certificates of Participation (CPD) will be emailed after the course. Course notes will be provided.

Tea, coffee, home-made cakes and a light lunch of sandwiches, crisps and fruit is included.

This course is held both inside and out so please bring appropriate warm clothes for a day out on the yard.

This course is limited to 14 people to ensure small groups and individual attention.

Course Prices


Prices include VAT

Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st June 2022

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Fascia Release Full Ticket


Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th September 2022

Early Bird Ticket

Purchase before 30th April to take advantage of the discount


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Course Leader



Gillian is an equine anatomist, biomechanist, BHS Senior Coach, professional Sports and Remedial Therapist and author with a first class honours degree in Equine Science and Business Management.


Gillian is passionate about fascia and the connections within the body.


After much study through dissection and years of practice and feed back from horses and combining her understanding of biomechanics and movement, Gillian has developed her own unique myofascial techniques.

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Gillian has studied a variety of equine and human modalities both traditional and holistic.

She specialises in assessing the myofascial system and designing therapeutic and exercise programmes for improving stability, and suppleness to improve posture, comfort and performance. 


As well as conventional training, Gillian has studied equine therapy industry in America, France, Germany and Sweden and is committed to giving our equine partners the best possible levels of care and consideration.


Gillian works with horses from all disciplines and levels from leisure to Olympic and they all enjoy the benefits of fascia release techniques.

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