Fascial Unwinding–Somatic Reset is a 21 hour CE course taught by Katy Hartness, BA, LMBT: NCBTMB Approved Provider # 1393, NC # 2633. Each Fascial Unwinding class is sorted by location and date, so please select the one that works best for you.

Fascial Unwinding is a remarkably effective bodywork modality. It is gentle for both the client and therapist! The unwinding process is performed by harnessing each client’s unique pathway of resetting their own connective tissue balance. Once the therapist has supported a client’s arm, for example, and created a weightless environment for the shoulder, elbow and hand, an “uncoiling” of the bound fascia is performed. The idea in fascial unwinding is to sink into the client’s lead. The therapist learns to “listen” to subtle cues in the client’s tissue that orchestrate how to maneuver the misaligned limb and support it as it orients itself back towards alignment. What is felt is the body’s natural movements towards organizational stability.

When applying fascial unwinding techniques in a massage session, it becomes possible to release the client’s acute or chronic holding patterns, many of which have resulted in misalignment and consequently faulty biomechanics. Major components of this therapy include structural shifting of the body and may result in postural changes and emotional release. The key in grasping the concepts in this class is being willing to combine sharp intuition and humility towards the client’s direction of hitting reset. Fascia is discussed as a continuous web of connection and permeation. It is superficial and investing, at the surface, diving deep, and all inextricably connected.

Learning concepts this class will address:

  • How to create a safe, weightless environment for the client’s head, neck and appendages
  • How to sink into the direction of the client’s own unique fascial unwinding patterns
  • How to reveal long-standing pain patterns and facilitate their resolution
  • How to artfully blend fascial unwinding into your regular massage therapy sessions