Myofascial Release Allows the Body to Heal Itself

MFR gets permanent results by setting the stage for the body to heal. Since fascia connects everything in the body, treating the fascia affects the entirety of the system. Rather than focusing treatment only at the site of the pain, MFR addresses the full system.  Rather than masking symptoms, MFR gets to the source of the problem.  Since Myofascial Release gently accesses even the deepest restrictions in fascia, it frees your body to heal itself naturally, just as it was designed to do.

Restricted Fascia Causes Pain & Dysfunction

Fascia is a continuous web of connective tissue that suspends and protects everything in the body — muscles, organs, nerves, bones, and more. Healthy fascia has a gel-like consistency, but injury, surgery, trauma, or repetitive use can cause areas of it to become dehydrated and restricted. As these restrictions in fascia combine over time, tension builds in the web, putting pressure on anything sensitive in its path — like a joint, a nerve, or a muscle. Eventually, this leads to symptoms of pain, limited mobility, and decreased function.

Fascia Does Not
Respond Well to Force

An essential rule when treating fascia is never to use force, but most popular methods that claim to release fascia — like foam rolling, deep tissue massage, and Rolfing — use force. When overstretched or forced, fascia braces to protect, and this adds more tension into the system. Rather than releasing fascia, at best, these methods merely stretch out the elastic component temporarily, much like a rubber band. Just like a stretched rubber band, that elastic component of the fascia soon springs back and tightens up again, because the collagen component of the fascia is still restricted. Releasing that tough collagen component requires gentle pressure held over a sustained period. This approach is why JFB-MFR gets true releases and leads to lasting change.

Myofascial Release helps a wide range
of issues, including . . .
  • fibromyalgia
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • neck pain
  • frozen shoulder
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • SI joint pain
  • myofascial pain syndrome
  • chronic muscle tension
  • nerve pain/entrapment
  • headaches
  • scoliosis
  • back pain
  • jaw / TMJ pain
  • plantar fasciitis
  • sciatica
  • whiplash
  • tendonitis
  • arthritis
  • endometriosis
  • surgical scars
  • PTSD
  • birth trauma
  • TBI
  • bladder problems
  • torticollis
  • bursitis
    …and many more

For more on how MFR can help relieve pain and suffering associated with these conditions,
 click here (link will take you to John F. Barnes’ website).

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Myofascial Release

A gentle method of bodywork that reaches into the deep restrictions in connective tissue, yet uses no force.

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Ambient-Mode Sound Therapy

Private sessions with gongs, singing bowls, and more, all experienced while resting on an Amethyst Infrared BioMat.

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Two-Therapist Sessions

Sessions are a synergistic blend of the therapists’ skills – choose either all MFR or a combo of MFR & Sound Therapy.

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Self-Care Private Instruction

Personal Training for care of the fascial system, teaching self-care techniques that adhere to JFB-MFR principles.

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Sarah Huskey, LMT

Myofascial Release

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Marya Kukura, LMT

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