Fascial Bodywork

What’s Fascia? and Why do I want it worked on?

Fascial adhesions, areas of dense immobile connective tissue, are located and a low level of direct pressure is applied for an extended period of time.  This allows for the softening and realignment of restricted fascia.  Once the fascia is released, bone, muscle, nerve, and organ tissue are able to achieve structural balance resulting in a decrease of chronic and acute pain as well as an increase in mobility.

Fascial work can help relieve: 


*Sciatica & hip problems

*Women’s health & pelvic floor issues

*TMJ & jaw strain

*Bladder Dysfunction

*Digestive Problems & IBS

*Fibromyalgia, CFS, & MPS

*Surgical & injury scars

*Frozen joints

*Sports injuries & chronic pain

*Lower back pain

*Foot, knee, & ankle pain

*Back, neck & shoulder pain

Myofascial Release (MFR) directly addresses the connective tissue, or fascial,  system throughout the body.mfr-skeleton_full

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) directly accesses the fascia surrounding the central nervous system.

Visceral Manipulation (VM) treats fascial surrounding and supporting the internal organs.  This includes the digestive tract, the respiratory system, the liver & gall bladder, as well as the uterus and bladder.

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Fascial Intensives

For some, working extensively in a short period of time is needed to make progress. For those who have been in pain for years and/or have had multiple injuries, surgeries, or accidents an intensive can be the only way to get significant relief.

Intensives are typically 10-20 hours in one week or 6-12 hours in a weekend. This allows the body to realign and move in new ways that keep structural changes from shifting back because of old habits. It’s intense, yes, but it can get you over that hump that your body just hasn’t been able to progress past.

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Fascial Mentorship

Learning to work with the connective tissue and throughout the fascial system can be tricky on your own.  Being able to receive immediate and instructive feedback from experienced clients and practitioners can be one of the most effective ways of learning.

Fascial Mentorship includes 20 hours of hands-on training.  You will be working with clients and practitioners who are highly aware of their bodies and the changes happening as you practice your skills.  They are able to give you impactful feedback so that you can learn as you treat and adjust your technique immediately.

This level of one-on-one training can dramatically effect your treatments with your clients right away, making you more efficient and effective with their aches and pains. They love you more, send their friends, voilà! Your practice expands.  Hoo-to-the-Ray.

The Mentorship is scheduled over the course of one month in 20 hour components (CEUs not yet available) including:

-17 hours of hands on with experienced clients

-4 30 minute sessions on an advanced fascial practitioner

-2 30 minute sessions from Elisabeth

Each section of this experience includes direct education, technique, instruction, and feedback from Elisabeth, other instructors, and the clients themselves.  We want you to learn as much as possible.

Fees for Fascial Mentorship:  

–> $600 paid in full on or before first scheduled day of instruction

–> $650 paid over the course of 2 months, 2 payments of $325 each

If you have any questions or to apply for the program, fill out the form below or call Elisabeth directly at 608-658-1841.

Elisabeth has been a Massage Therapist since 1996. She’s currently Licensed in Wisconsin: 3229-046 and Nationally Certified.

She focuses on chronic pain patients, those involved in accidents, injuries, and surgical procedures. Using myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and visceral manipulation she helps people reduce pain and have increased mobility and activity levels. Her work is not the stereotypical massage, in fact she hasn’t done one of those in years.

Elisabeth has also focused on people at the other end of the physical spectrum: elite athletes. These folks want to improve their performance, avoid injuries, and recover from injury quickly.  She’s worked on Ironmen (and women), Wisconsin Badgers, Olympic & Paralympic athletes, and Chicago Blackhawks. Not everyone is at such a high level of performance; Elisabeth more regularly sees cyclists, runners, swimmers, dancers, yogis, and weekend warriors.

Elisabeth has been teaching sciences to Massage Therapy students for over 17 years as well as hands-on bodywork classes.