Myofascial Release differs from massage, physical therapy, chiropractic care and others types of bodywork. Myofascial Release, or MFR for short, works with the body’s fascia. Fascia is the body’s connective tissue. Think about it as a three dimensional web that is found throughout the entire body. It extends from head to toe, surrounding every system in our bodies, and is responsible for maintaining our structure. Without fascia, our bodies would be shapeless.
Fascia acts as a shock absorber in our bodies. Healthy fascia is a fluid system, sliding and gliding as we move. But through life experiences, trauma, injuries, stress and repetitive motions, the fascia begins to bound down and solidify into what we call restrictions. This puts enormous pressure on our blood vessels, nerves, muscles and organs which cause us to experience muscle spasms, pain, tightness, fatigue, loss of movement and bizarre symptoms. Using gentle varied pressures and stretching, the fascia rehydrates and becomes more fluid and flexible.
Each session begins with a Postural Evaluation and Tissue Assessment. Clients are encouraged to bring with them a pair of gym shorts and a loose fitting shirt or something comparable for evaluation and treatment.
Work with us to assess your healing needs to reach your body’s true potential. Our process includes education, evaluation, treatment, and self-help tools. We will help you to determine goals, level of pain and dysfunction, and desired speed of healing.
ONE- TO- TWO WEEK INTENSIVE
The FREEDOM FROM PAIN INTENSIVE is for chronic or constant pain when traditional treatments have failed and you are ready to start a new journey towards wellness. It is a specially designed one- to- two week-long intensive to overcome pain and immobility.
The PAIN-FREE AND JOYFUL LIFE PROGRAM is a proven holistic path to wellness using Myofascial Release Sessions, support/coaching calls, and powerful life-long tools that will connect you with your calm, centered, true self.
2-HOUR UNWINDING WORKSHOP
This two-hour workshop will help you to reduce tension and pain and find your inner calm on your healing journey. *This workshop is suited for those who have received an individual treatment with our practitioners.
4-WEEK MYOFASCIAL STRETCH SERIES
The 4-WEEK MYOFASCIAL STRETCH SERIES is designed to empower you to release your own fascial restrictions using gentle, effective stretches and self-treatment tools.
Conditions We Treat
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Myofascial Pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Restriction of motion
- TMJ & Jaw Pain
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Repetitive and overuse injuries
- Neurological conditions
- Sports injuries
- Stress and tension
- Car Accidents/Whiplash
- Tennis Elbow
- Pelvic Pain
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- And so many more…
John F. Barnes Approach Myofascial Release
The John Barnes’ Myofascial Release approach is considered to be the ultimate mind/body therapy that is safe, gentle and consistently effective in producing results that last.
“I wanted to try a Holistic Approach for MS. Jessica does an amazing job where my stiffness is released and my body feels free. “
– Maria T.