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Instructor: Pamela West
CE Hours: 2.5

NCBTMB Course CE401034

Learning Objectives:

  1. Students will understand what fascia is and some of the common misconceptions about fascia.
  2. Students will understand why fascia is important to the massage therapist.
  3. Students will understand the history of fascia as it relates to the relevance of the medical community.
  4. Students will understand the composition of fascia.
  5. Students will understand the interconnectedness of human anatomy.


Course Details:

This is a video based class with Pamela West talking over a PowerPoint presentation. In this class, you will gain a detailed understanding of the history of fascia. She will also help correct some common misconceptions we have about fascia likely due to its complicated history. You will learn about the composition of fascia and how it is different all throughout the body. You will also learn how best to work with fascia and how best to think about fascia as you work with it. Scattered throughout the class are work possibilities that you can immediately implement into your practice. Finally, as part of the conclusion, Pamela shares her discussions about fascia with Bradley Martin MS, ATC/L, CSCS, CPT-CES (another approved continuing education provider under the umbrella of GotYourBackU).

About your instructor:

Pamela West, M.Ed. maintains private practices as a body therapist in both Philadelphia, since 1983, and Doylestown, since 1997. She earned a Masters in dance from Temple University. Pamela is certified in Body Education and holds a certificate of Personal Enrichment in the Alexander Technique through The Alexander Foundation. She has over thirty years’ experience in movement studies. This background in movement supports her myofascial practice as she works with clients’ structural, movement and tensional patterns. She has taught structural myofascial work at Lourdes Institute of Holistic Studies in Collingswood, New Jersey for over fifteen years. Workshops taught by Pamela West: Introduction to Structural Myofascial Work, Advanced Myofascial Work, Amazing Psoas, Myofascial for Joint Replacements, Gentle Work for Sensitive People