What is Myofascial Release?

John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release is a gentle technique that is used to restore the body through working with the fascial system.

For an in depth review of what myofascial release therapy is and how it can help you, watch the video below.

Video By: Richard Harty PT [May 19, 2016]

What is fascial tissue?

Fascial tissue is a connective tissue beneath the skin that stabilizes your muscles and internal organs by wrapping around and holding them in place. In addition to your major organs, fascial tissue supports blood vessels, bone, and nerve fibers. Made up primarily of collagen, fascial tissue contains nerves that make it sensitive, just like your skin.

Because fascial tissue is a network of interconnected tissue (imagine a fishing net), when it is tight in one area of the body, it can cause discomfort, pain, and/or symptoms in any other part of the body, even if they are not close together. By gently stretching this tissue, the MFR technique allows all of your major systems to operate more efficiently. This includes, but is not limited to the nervous, cardiovascular, muscular and skeletal systems making it an effective treatment for a wide range of issues you may be experiencing.

What happens in the first session?

When coming for your first appointment, please arrive at least 5 minutes early to fill out a quick intake form.

Once the intake form is completed, we will discuss what your goals and concerns are for the session. From that point, we will develop an individual treatment plan.

What do I need to wear to my appointment?

Men – athletic shorts and a tank top.

Women – athletic shorts and a sports bra with a tank top.

If you do not own athletic wear, please wear undergarments that completely cover you.

How many sessions will I need?

Everyone’s body is different, therefore, no single person’s treatment plan will be the same. The plan will be tailored to meet your goals and focus on what you would like to accomplish during your treatment.

Will more than one area of my body be treated?

The pain you feel in one area of your body may be coming from one or more restrictions being held within other places in your body. We call this a “holding pattern” which spans throughout the body. My goal is to release your holding pattern(s) to provide you with better movement and function without pain.

What conditions can MFR treat?

  • Adhesions/ Scars
  • Back/Neck Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Headaches/ Migraines
  • Disc Problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Incontinence
  • Jaw Pain (TMJD)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Cancer Related Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis

Will MFR help with athletic performance?

Absolutely! MFR may help with neuromuscular imbalances. Correcting these imbalances may help you achieve your optimal performance by allowing your muscular system to fire more effectively.

How is MFR different from massage or other therapies?

Other types of massages utilize long fluid strokes or an aggressive deep stroke across the body’s surface with some type of cream, oil or lotion. The MFR technique applies stagnate and sustained pressure to the tissue, providing a gentle stretch to release fascial tissue. The results of MFR tend to last longer than other modalities and often the relief is permanent.

What type of payment do you accept?

We accept cash and all major credit cards.