Tracey Kiernan BTEC6. NEBDN. Cert Ed. CthA. FHT

When you book your ticket, you will be able to choose (FREE and included in the overall price):

One workshop and one lecture over the weekend.
One lecture on each of Saturday and Sunday

You may also choose one early morning workshop over the weekend.

Once you have booked your workshop/afternoon lectures, you will not be able to change these choices until you arrive at the venue via the Workshop Desk (subject to availability).

Sunday Workshop - (hands-on) 24 places, 7 available

Venue: Crowne Plaza Homer

Talking TMJ: Fascial release for the face and jaw

N.B. This workshop is held at the Crowne Plaza

The World Health Organisation postulates that 1 in 4 people suffer with this debilitating and much misunderstood syndrome. Traditional treatment options are expensive and invasive at best and may leave sufferers paralysed at worst. Treatment is frequently unsuccessful, and  patients are often told they have to learn to live with it.

Theory: The aim of this workshop is to show how fascial restrictions may contribute to common TMJ symptoms including headaches, facial pain, ear pain, visual disturbances, and more. We will explore the symptoms that clients may present, and contributing factors. We will look at the connection between the functional and anatomical relationship between the jaw, head, cervical spine and pelvic complex.

Practical: We will explore, identify and palpate the main structures involved in the condition and explore simple fascial release techniques and skills that can be easily and safely replicated for symptom and pattern relief, getting to the underlying cause.

Tracey Kiernan is a clinical massage therapist, (BTEC6) qualified dental nurse (NEBDN) and teacher(Cert Ed. UCLAN) with a combined experience of almost 40 years in the fields of dentistry,  advanced clinical massage and education.

Combining her knowledge of dentistry with her bodywork practice, Tracey created her TMJ Therapy protocol in 2000.

Her original course in TMJ Therapy, launched in 2006, has been taught to hundreds of therapists across the UK and Europe, and has recently been updated and extended in 2016 to the Post Graduate Diploma in TMJ Therapy.

With her extensive list of advanced bodywork qualifications, and her passion for all things fascia, in 2015 she launched Blend Therapy Training, delivering high quality, comprehensive, advanced bodywork training courses across a range of subjects. Fascinated by the concept of biotensegrity and the body in motion, all her courses encompass aspects of full body moving postural assessment, fascial techniques and client movement education.


Requirements for course:

Therapists should hold a professional qualification in a soft tissue related therapy. However this workshop may well be of interest to anyone who suffers with this syndrome.

Treatment given seated on chairs and given fully clothed so just comfortable clothing required.

N.B. This workshop is held at the Crowne Plaza, 15 minutes’ walk from the venue. First floor – lift available. Parking free – register car at Reception on arrival