Myofascial Release

60 or 90 minutes Schedule with Paula
The John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach (JBMFR) is an effective hands-on technique that uses gentle sustained pressure to release myofascial restrictions in the Myofascial connective tissue. Myo(muscle) fascia(connective tissue). Myofascial Release treats the body as a whole (mind and body) rather than just the area of the body that is producing symptoms or pain.

What is fascia?

Fascia is a touch connective tissue that surrounds and penetrates every muscle, bone, organ, etc in your body. It is an uninterrupted 3-dimensional web traveling from head to toe. It supports your organs as well as acts as a shock absorber for the body.

What is a myofascial restriction?

A myofascial restriction is an area of tight, stressed or damaged fascia (connective tissue). It is undetectable by any of the standard tests done today (MRI, CAT Scan, EMG, X-Ray). This restriction can progressively tighten over time, causing stress and dysfunction on surround tissues.

Think of yarn in a sweater. When healthy, the yarn can stretch and move without restrictions. Though, if a piece of yarn gets damaged in the sweater, it can cause pulling and tightening of the entire sweater.

What causes myofascial restrictions?

There are several causes for a myofascial restriction including, but not limited to: injury, stress, repetitive micro trauma, chronic inflammation, poor posture.

What can I expect from a Myofascial Release session?

During a JBMFR treatment session the entire body is evaluated and treated. While you may come in with a specific area(s) of discomfort, diagnosis or dysfunction, the whole body will be assessed and treated.

Skin-to-skin contacted in necessary, so wearing a 2-piece swimsuit or loose fitting shorts is recommended. No oils or lotions are used. Since sustained pressure is needed to allow the myofascial restrictions to release, it is common for a position to be held for a minimum of 3 minutes and up to 15 minutes.

During the session, you may feel your body wants to move or stretch, let it move and stretch. It is also important to share awareness of sensations in your body during or after treatment.

JBMFR is not a quick fix, especially not for chronic issues. A minimum of 3 visits is recommended. You are in control of your healing journey and how long and far you are willing to proceed is your decision.
Find the pain, look elsewhere for the cause. ~John F. Barnes, PT
For more information visit www.myofascialrelease.com

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