A Fluidic Approach to the Treatment of Connective Tissue - Oakville and Calgary

A 3-Day Class for Therapists
with Jane Eliza Stark


No force required - less strain on the therapist’s body - longer lasting results

This workshop challenges several of the commonly held paradigms regarding the understanding and treatment of fascial tissue. In particular, it focuses on the often overlooked, yet critically important role of loose connective tissue, not only in giving and maintaining the fascia’s fibrous form, but more so in the regulation of the health of the body. A mix of theory and practice, this workshop offers participants the visual advantage of viewing slides of freshly (non-preserved) dissected connective tissue in conjunction with the kinesthetic application of their hands on their workshop partners.

Using a comprehensive theoretical approach, her practical familiarity with dissection of fresh tissue, and years of clinical experience as an osteopathic manual practitioner and certified athletic therapist, Jane explains, demonstrates, and supervises the practice of a variety of therapeutic treatment applications on connective tissue using a fluidic, rather than a fibrous, approach. A fluidic approach on fascial restrictions allows the individual’s tissues to release quite effortlessly with no discomfort. In addition to attaining a new set of immediately applicable therapeutic tools, participants will notice how a fluidic approach puts less strain on their own bodies and results in more permanent results. As an added benefit, by practicing the techniques on each other, participants will experience a notable improvement in their own posture.

About the Instructor - Jane Eliza Stark, MS, CAT(c), R.Kin, D.O.M.P., DScO

Jane has had an active clinical practice since 1991, first as a certified athletic therapist since 1991, and beginning in 2003 as an osteopathic manual practitioner. She is also registered kinesiologist. Jane continually engages in continuing education courses, most notably an extensive study of Blechschmidt’s embryology with European instructors. (https://www.morphologicum.org)

On the academic side, Jane contributes regularly to the therapeutic literature and is most notably the author of Still’s Fascia (Jolandos 2007) and a contributor to the newly released book Fascia in the Osteopathic Field (Handspring Publishing 2017). Her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.

Over the last 15 years, Jane has taught a fluidic approach to connective tissue on four continents and in 10 European countries. Jane also teaches complexity theory, histology, human embryology, techniques of the early osteopaths, spirituality in Osteopathy, and the history of osteopathy. Coupled with dissection of fresh tissue, this extensive background gives Jane the advantage of understanding connective tissue on multiple levels.


Jane Eliza Stark holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph in Biology (1980) and a Master’s degree from Walden University in Clinical Research Administration (2014).

She also holds diplomas from Sheridan College in Sports Injury Management (1990), the College D’études Superior in Somatotheraphy (2001), and the Canadian College of Osteopathy, in Osteopathy (2003).

She has been the director of student research at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto since 2005.