Soft Tissue Release Level 1 with Jim Bilotta


Friday & Saturday, May 3-4, 2019

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Approved for 14 Core Competency/Primary Credits
Course is limited to 30 participants

$469 + GST

$609 + GST

Fee includes: Course handouts and lunch


Soft Tissue Release (STR) is the “Foundation” of all the recent “release techniques” and has developed into the fastest acting therapy for all acute and chronic soft tissue pain – providing permanent results. Clients injured in sports, at work, or with injuries incurred over time, can all benefit from STR. The entire body is covered in this one workshop. STR is a combination of Myofascial Release, Therapeutic Massage, and Active Assisted Stretching. The technique involves applying precise pressure during a specific stretch performed in multiple planes of movement. The result: fast and permanent reorganization of scar tissue, the targeted muscle(s) return to the proper resting length, muscle imbalances are corrected, associated pain is decreased or eliminated altogether, and muscle performance is improved.

This two-day practical hands-on workshop covers the entire body, without the need to recertify every year. After completing the workshop participants will have the confidence and skills to properly apply the techniques to their clients immediately and to educate clients on self-release techniques for home care.

This workshop is extremely popular with massage therapists, and is very popular with athletic therapists, physiotherapists, and students from professional schools across Canada. Many of those who have participated have recommended this workshop to their colleagues!


Jim Bilotta, CAT(C), R.Kin, M.Ed, Dip SIM, B.PhEd(honors)

Jim Bilotta is an Athletic Therapist and Registered Kinesiologists who has worked at Brock University for the past 27 years. Jim has been a certified member of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association since 1992.

 Jim has completed a Bachelors of Physical Education (honors) at Brock University in 1987 and a Diploma in Sports Injury Management at Sheridan College in 1989. Jim has completed a Master’s Degree in Education at Brock University in 2004, specializing in adult learning and developed the Soft Tissue Release workshop and manual as part of his graduate work. Jim utilizes many adult-learning principles in his workshops to help participants understand the soft tissue release principles and techniques.

Jim works full-time at Brock University as an Athletic Therapist in the Brock University Athletic Therapy Clinic. Jim also supervises 45 student trainers at Brock University teaches part time for the Department of |Kinesiology at Brock University.
Over the past 12 years Jim has taught STR workshops throughout Canada to a variety of health care professionals including Registered Massage Therapists, Athletic Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors, and students of these professions.

For more information and course approvals with other professional organizations please visit the Registration Page.


Cancellations made by April 2, 2019 receive a full refund. Cancellations made from April 3 – April 13, 2019 receive a 50% refund on the full cost of the course. No refunds will be given on cancellations made after April 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm