John F. Barnes

The John F. Barnes Approach to Myofascial Release Therapy



Myofascial Release (also known as MFR) is a very powerful hands-on therapy which engages the fascial system (connective tissue) to help regain mobility and reduce pain by lifting restriction to the body.

What is Fascia? Fascia can be compared to a 3 dimensional spiders web, one continuous structure which connects everything in our body. It is what holds us up.

Trauma, surgery, stress and many other factors can cause this fascia to harden, bringing a huge load of pressure to pain sensitive structures

(up to 2000 pounds per square inch).

By engaging the fascia for a prolonged period of time, the collagen component is activated and a phenomenon called Piezoelectricity occurs. This is when the tissue starts to elongate and restriction will start to be addressed. The production of Interleukin 8 is also activated, the body's own anti-inflammatory.

What can you expect from your treatment? Every body is different. After and intake and an assessment I will start the treatment. Through feedback and visual cues the fascia will guide us through the session. 

Will result be immediate? it can be, and sometimes it takes a few sessions in a shorter period of time to obtain more permanent results. It all depends on the person and the restrictions we are dealing with.

It is very clear that a lot of the discomfort we carry in our body is stress-related. Stepping into a program, combining BodyMind Coaching with MFR causes powerful shifts to happen.

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