Beth Beauchamp provides:
Massage Therapy, 
BodyTalk and Myofascial Release Therapy Training

Office Location:  Cleveland Terrace, Maitai
Nelson, New Zealand
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Myofascial Training

Beth Beauchamp is an expert in Myofascial Release Therapy and has been a practitioner since 2000. Myofascial Release Therapy Beth holds a degree in Medical Massage Therapy from The Virginia School of Massage Therapy in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

Beth loves to share her passion and knowledge of Myofascial Release Therapy with others and has created a number of training courses targeting people of all abilities.

These courses will change how you look at the body and how it functions!

      • See Fascia as the creator of form and structure in our bodies, one continuous web wrapping and connecting everything.

      • Learn how fascia determines the functioning of our muscles, strongly influencing our range of motion and movement.

      • Learn what causes fascial dysfunction and how it impacts our bodies.

      • Learn How Myofascial Release Therapy can restore fascial integrity and have a profound effect on the Body.

In The Fundamentals there are 4 classes providing a solid base for understanding fascia and learning to work with it on key areas of the body where most clients have issues.  Class 1: Introduction to Fascia is an introduction to the world of fascia and Myofascial Release T
herapy.  In this class you will begin to see the body from a very different perspective, understanding that everything is interconnected through the fascial web.  In classes 2-4 you will begin to work areas of the body to change common holding patterns in the body.  We will cover the head, neck, shoulders, back, hips and abdomen.

In the advanced courses, Advanced Upper Body an Advanced Lower Body we will build on the skills learned in The Fundamentals course.  Both advanced 2 day workshops will look at the common medical conditions in the area and provide techniques to address them.  The consciousness of each area will be addressed to provide better insight into why clients have dysfunction in specific areas of the body.

In the Advanced Upper Body course we will cover advanced techniques for the head, neck, shoulders, arms and hands.  Common dysfunction and medical conditions in the upper body will be reviewed including headaches, migraines, TMJ disorders, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, repetitive strain injury and more.  Students will learn techniques to address these common conditions of the upper body.

In the Advanced Lower Body course we will cover advanced techniques for the trunk, hips, legs and feet.  Common conditions of the lower body will be reviewed including Sciatica, breathing problems, lower back pain, plantar fasciitis, knee pain and more.  Students will learn techniques to address these common issues.

These classes are great for all hands-on therapists including Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Energy Workers, General Practitioners, Osteopaths, Doctors, Sports Therapists, Trainers, etc.   For BodyTalk practitioners expand your understanding of how fascia is the matrix that holds all our active memories and beliefs.

"I had the privilege of attending the Myofascial Release Course recently given by Beth Beauchamp. Her warm enthusiasm, ability to lead with clear explanations and guided demonstrations, inspired myself and others during this highly professional and well presented course.
I found Beth's teaching technique very beneficial and instantly applicable in my current practice.
Anna Szefczky-Moore, Remedial Massage, Cranialsacral & Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist

Beth now has a website dedicated to her courses 

Myofascial Release Therapy
What is Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves stretching and opening the superficial and Myofascial layers of the body to restore space and glide-ability in the body.

Injury, trauma, inflammatory responses, and surgical procedures can create restrictions in the fascia causing pain, reduced range of motion, reduced lymphatic drainage and impede chemical exchange in the the body.

The use of Myofascial Release Therapy allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. 


Fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider's web or a sweater. Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord. The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is actually one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. In this way you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.

Fascia plays an important role in the support and function of our bodies, since it surrounds and attaches to all structures. In the normal healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration. It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. When one experiences physical trauma, emotional trauma, scarring, or inflammation, however, the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight, restricted, and a source of tension to the rest of the body. Trauma, such as a fall, car accident, whiplash, surgery, repetitive stress injuries and habitually poor posture have cumulative effects on the body. These changes in the fascial system influence our body's ability to move fluidly. Fascial restrictions can exert excessive pressure causing all kinds of symptoms including pain, headaches or restriction of motion. Fascial restrictions affect our flexibility and stability, and are a determining factor in our ability to withstand stress and perform daily activities.

Myofascial Release Therapy Training Schedule: 

 Workshops in 2018  Cost  Date  Location  Comments
 The Fundamentals $400 10th & 11th February   Auckland  
 The Fundamentals $400 23rd & 24th February   Wellington  
 Advanced Upper Body  $400  25th & 26th February  Wellington  
 The Fundamentals $400 6th & 7th April   Tauranga  
 Advanced Upper Body $400 8th & 9th April  Tauranga  
 The Fundamentals $400 13th & 14th April  Auckland   
 Advanced Lower Body $400 15th & 16th April   Auckland  
 The Fundamentals $400 4th & 5th May  Nelson  
 Advanced Lower Body $400  6th & 7th May  Nelson  
 The Fundamentals $400 18th & 19 May  Christchurch  
 Advanced Upper Body  $400  20th & 21st May  Christchurch  
 The Fundamentals $400 25th & 26th May Dunedin  
 Advanced Lower Body $400 27th & 28th May Dunedin  
 The Fundamentals  $400 11th & 12th June  Hanmer Springs  
 The Fundamentals $400 10th & 11th August  Tauranga  
 Advanced Lower Body $400 12th & 13th August   Tauranga  
 The Fundamentals $400 17th & 18th August  Auckland  
 Advanced Upper Body $400 19th & 20th August   Auckland  
 The Fundamentals $400 31st Aug & 1st Sept.  Christchurch  
 Advanced Lower Body $400 2nd & 3rd September  Christchurch  
 The Fundamentals $400 7th & 8th September  Dunedin  
 Advanced Upper Body $400  9th & 10th September  Dunedin  
 The Fundamentals $400  28th & 29th September  Wellington  
 Advanced Lower Body $400  30th Sept. & 1st Oct.  Wellington  
 The Fundamentals $400 5th & 6th October  Nelson  
 Advanced Upper Body $400 7th & 8th October  Nelson  
 The Fundamentals  $400 2nd & 3rd November   Auckland  
 New Course  $400 4th & 5th November   Auckland  

There are no prerequisites for
The Fundamentals course.  Seasoned therapists as well as novice practitioners, will learn a new way of looking at the body and its design, while learning a powerful new technique that can be used with clients right away with great success.

The Fundamentals is a prerequisite for the Advanced Upper Body and Advanced Lower Body courses.  All course fees include gst.

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 Workshops for 2018:
 Auckland - The Fundamentals  10th & 11th February
Wellington - The Fundamentals   23rd & 24th February
Wellington - Advanced Upper Body   25th & 26th February
 Tauranga - The Fundamentals  6th & 7th April
 Tauranga - Advanced Upper Body   8th & 9th April
 Auckland - The Fundamentals  13th & 14th April
 Auckland- Advanced Lower Body  15th & 16th April
 Nelson - The Fundamentals  4th & 5th May
 Nelson - Advanced Lower Body  6th & 7th May
 Christchurch - The Fundamentals  18th & 19th May
 Christchurch - Advanced Upper Body  20th & 21st May 
 Dunedin - The Fundamentals  25th & 26th May
 Dunedin - Advanced Lower Body  27th & 28th May
Hanmer Springs - The Fundamentals  11th & 12th June 
 Tauranga - The Fundamentals  10th & 11th August
Tauranga - Advanced Lower Body   12th & 13th August
Auckland - The Fundamentals  17th & 18th August
Auckland - Advanced Upper Body   19th & 20th August
Christchurch - The Fundamentals  31st Aug. & 1st Sept.
Christchurch - Advanced Lower  Body   2nd & 3rd September
Dunedin - The Fundamentals   7th & 8th September
Dunedin - Advanced Upper Body   9th & 10th September
Wellington - The Fundamentals  28th & 29th September
Wellington - Advanced Lower Body  30th Sept & 1st Oct
Nelson - The Fundamentals   5th & 6th October
Nelson - Advanced Upper Body  7th & 8th October
 Auckland - The Fundamentals  2nd & 3rd November
 Auckland - New Course  4th & 5th November


More Myofascial Release Therapy Information:

The following is from John F. Barnes, P.T., L.M.T., N.C.T.M.B., an international lecturer, author, and acknowledged expert in the area of Myofascial Release. He has instructed over 50,000 therapists worldwide in his Myofascial Release approach, and he is the author of Myofascial Release: the Search for Excellence (Rehabilitation Services, Inc., 1990) and Healing Ancient Wounds: the Renegade’s Wisdom (Myofascial Release Treatment Centers & Seminars, 2000).
He is on the counsel of Advisors of the American Back Society; he is also on Massage Magazine's Editorial Advisory Board; and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. For more information, visit

Therapeutic Insight 3
- Fascia, a liquid crystalline matrix -
In my last article titled, “What do you believe,” I stated that our prevailing paradigm, our model of reality, was logical but incomplete and terribly flawed.  The consistent profound results of Myofascial Release are so impressive, even when all else has failed, that critics have said it is impossible because it breaks the laws of science. I agree that it does seem to break the laws of science, but the results are there, and have been for decades. I have trained over 50,000 therapists and physicians who are achieving these kinds of important results on millions of clients per month. So, a more realistic perspective may be that science is flawed. How could science be wrong? I would like to point out a number of errors that have accumulated over time and have become our so called “proven facts” of reality.

Here are some interesting thoughts to ponder over from Arthur Koestler’s book, “The Ghost in the Machine”. Koestler states that science is based on monumental superstitions and argues that the pillars of science are cracked and revealing themselves as hollow. He goes on to say that science considers terms like consciousness, mind, imagination and purpose to be unscientific, treated as dirty words, and banned from the vocabulary.

Now let’s examine some of the basic flawed assumptions that led science to try to make us into objects. Science has accomplished amazing discoveries and achievements with objects, architecture, bridges, rockets, aircrafts, electronics, computers, etc. However, we as humans are not objects!

The fundamental premise of science “objectivity” is flawed and built on quicksand. Anyone with a beginner’s level of understanding of quantum physics knows that there is no such thing as objectivity. What most scientists have refused to do is to examine the meta paradigm that underlies all other scientific paradigms, i.e., either consciousness exists and is primary or consciousness does not matter. Traditional science considers consciousness as unimportant and only an accidental artifact of the biochemistry of the brain. In fact, there is not one shred of evidence that supports this theory. It’s just another myth propagated as fact. In other words, consciousness emerges from inert material. Really? So, when the fundamental belief is wrong, all other beliefs (theories) that emanate from that flawed thought, while logical, will also be erroneous. 

Traditional scientists who cling to this outdated, obsolete information have refused to examine the voluminous new information that has emerged by some of the leading scientists in the world. This is bias, which is unscientific. I believe this attitude impedes growth and is intellectual dishonesty.

The good news! There are a large number of the world’s most respected scientists that have discovered a new view of the human’s mind/body complex that supports the Myofascial Release approach that I have taught for decades.

Because of limitations of space, I would like to present to you a very simplified version of a very complex subject, the human being. The human being is a beautiful, conscious, vibrant, liquid crystalline matrix. Let’s compare what you and I were taught by traditional science and what I and other Myofascial Release therapists have learned from experience. I will also discuss fascinating discoveries of the “new” science that is emerging.

The Myofascial Release principles, techniques, and paradigm is the “missing link” to be added to all other forms of therapy that will enhance all that you do and are. I would recommend that you read Dr. James Oschman’s book “Energy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human Performance.” He is an extremely insightful scientist and has accumulated an enormous amount of research on the fascial system. All other traditional and alternative techniques are based on the “neuron doctrine” which states that all perception and function come from the brain and neurological system. However, the “neuron doctrine” and the newer “neuromatrix theory” are unfortunately a reductionist point of view and incomplete until included in the much larger, living, liquid crystalline fascial matrix theory.

The “neuron doctrine” and “neuromatrix theory” suggested that it was the brain and neural system which runs the body. However, it turns out that the brain and neural systems are embedded within a much larger and vastly more important crystalline fiber optic network, the fascial system, which transmits the flow of information, light and sound which is necessary for health and a vibrant life.

The brain and every nerve of our body lie within and are profoundly influenced by the liquid/gelatinous ground substance of the fascial system. It is a well known fact that nerves can only transmit signals at slightly over twenty meters per second. Therefore, it is impossible for nerves to stimulate the trillions of cells of our body that each have over 100,000 reactions per second.

The fascial system functions as a fiber optic network that bathes each cell with information, energy, light, sound, nutrition, oxygen, biochemicals, hormones and flushes out the toxins. The brain and nerves are an important but a much slower form of communication. The ion-transfer mechanism of nerve impulses is too slow to account for the massive amount of information necessary for our body/mind to function. Therefore, it is the fascia, your liquid crystalline matrix that is the major and most important communication system of our body. The fascia functions as a fiber optic network connecting every aspect of our mind/body at an enormous speed.

This is a fascinating and important way of perceiving ourselves. There are many other aspects that we will delve into in future “Therapeutic Insight” articles. You are welcome to ask any questions or share your thoughts and insights at the end of each Therapeutic Insight article or on my blog. You can access my blog by going to Just scroll down to the “Expert Insights” tab, and click on my latest blog.

I believe that Myofascial Release and the many other forms of massage, bodywork, and energy techniques make it possible for us and our clients to live a joyful, productive, and vibrant life!

John F. Barnes, P.T., L.M.T., N.C.T.M.B.
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