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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a deep massage therapy that works with your body instead of against it by gently increasing pressure to your muscles so they release naturally and easily without discomfort.

The John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach® is considered to be the ultimate therapy that is safe, gentle and consistently effective in producing results that last. John F. Barnes, PT has trained over 100,000 therapists and physicians, is an international lecturer, author and authority on Myofascial Release. He is a physical therapist, and is considered to be a visionary and teacher of the highest caliber.

Myofascial Release Fixes The Root Of The Problem

Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain-sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc).

The medical approach is to drug patients so they are temporarily free from pain, but does nothing about the “straight-jacket” of pressure that is causing the pain. Traditional physical, occupational and massage therapy treats the symptoms caused by the pressure of the “straightjacket” of the Myofascial system, but does nothing about the “straightjacket” of pressure that causes and perpetuates the symptoms. This is why so many patients only have temporary results, never seeming to get better with traditional therapy. Only Myofascial Release treats the entire Myofascial mind/body complex, eliminating the pressure of the restricted Myofascial system (the straightjacket) that causes the symptoms.

Myofascial Release will safely and gently release the entire Myofascial complex for lasting and comprehensive results and authentic healing. (Information taken from

Benefits Of Myofascial Release Therapy

Myofascial Release massage therapy provides gentle, safe and effective treatment for:

  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Disc Problems
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Adhesions
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Jaw Pain (TMJ)
  • Painful Scars
  • Scoliosis
  • Sciatic
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome

We invite you to experience the deep healing of

Myofascial Release ... massage therapy without pain!

I am a former police officer that was injured in the line of duty in 2002 requiring the eventual fusion of four cervical vertebras in 2009. Since the incident I have received every kind of ‘therapeutic modalities’ known to man with varying results, none of them lasting for any length of time. Myofacial Release has done what the multitude of therapists before could not do... gave me lasting relief!!!! My overall health & wellbeing has improved 1000%.
~ Michael M.

IMPORTANT:  Check with your doctor before starting myofascial release massage sessions if you have any health concerns or risk factors.

If this is your 1st session, please arrive 15 minutes early to get checked in. If you’ve been here before, please arrive at least 5 minutes before your session time.

If you arrive late, you will have to reschedule your session.


Myofascial Release is a technique used to alleviate pain and improve mobility by manipulating the fascia, a thin layer of tissue that covers and connects muscles and other internal structures. The goal of Myofascial Release is to release tension and adhesions in the fascia which can cause pain, discomfort, and limited movement. The therapist applies gentle pressure and stretches to the affected area, which can help to lengthen and soften the fascia. By releasing tension in the fascia, Myofascial Release can increase circulation, reduce inflammation, and improve overall function.

While both techniques involve manual manipulation of soft tissues, they differ in their focus and approach. Massage therapy typically involves a general approach to relaxing and manipulating muscles while Myofascial Release therapy specifically targets the fascia, a connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles and organs. Myofascial Release therapy may be more appropriate for individuals with chronic pain or injuries that have not responded well to other forms of therapy.

Patients may feel a mild to moderate amount of pressure as the therapist applies gentle force to the affected area but, while this may cause some discomfort, it is generally not considered painful. Some patients may experience a mild soreness or achiness after the session, but this is typically temporary and can be alleviated with rest and gentle stretching.

Myofascial Release therapy is generally considered safe for most people, but there are certain conditions that may make it less appropriate or require special considerations. For example, individuals with certain medical conditions such as cancer, osteoporosis, or blood disorders may need to avoid or modify Myofascial Release therapy. It is important to discuss any medical conditions or concerns with your therapist before starting treatment. If you experience any unusual or concerning symptoms during or after the session, it is important to notify your therapist right away.

The frequency of Myofascial Release sessions can vary depending on the individual and the condition being treated. In general, it is recommended to have at least one session per week for the first several weeks to achieve optimal results. After this initial period, the frequency of sessions may be reduced to once every two to four weeks, depending on the individual’s needs and response to therapy. Some patients may benefit from ongoing maintenance sessions every few months to help prevent the return of symptoms.

The answer to this question can vary depending on the individual and the specific condition being treated. Some individuals may experience immediate relief from pain or tension, while others may require several sessions to see significant improvement. Generally, Myofascial Release therapy is considered a long-term treatment, and it may take several weeks – or even months – of regular sessions to achieve the desired results.

While Myofascial Release therapy is primarily used to treat physical pain and conditions, Myofascial Release can also be used to release tension and stored emotions in the fascial tissue associated with past trauma or stress. However, it is important to note that Myofascial Release therapy is not a substitute for mental health treatment, and individuals with significant emotional trauma or stress should seek appropriate professional support.

Studies show that Myofascial Release therapy can be effective in reducing pain and improving function associated with various medical conditions, including fibromyalgia, chronic low back pain, and plantar fasciitis. Many individuals have reported significant benefits from Myofascial Release therapy, and it continues to be a popular alternative therapy for a wide range of conditions.

While Myofascial Release therapy is generally considered safe, there is some potential for mild side effects. These may include soreness or discomfort in the treated area, bruising, and fatigue. These side effects are usually mild and temporary, and may actually be a sign that the therapy is working by releasing tension and promoting healing. It is important to communicate any concerns or unusual symptoms with your therapist during and after the session.

Before the session, it is important to communicate any medical conditions, injuries, or concerns with your therapist. After the session, it is important to remain hydrated. It is also important to continue with any stretches or exercises recommended by your therapist to promote healing and maintain the benefits of the therapy.

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