Fascia is your body’s connective tissue that runs from head to toe, connecting your body without interruption. It surrounds & permeates every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel & organ, down to the cellular level. It’s densely woven throughout your body, in a continuous three-dimensional web.
In it's normal healthy state, your connective tissue (fascia) is relaxed, with the ability to stretch & move without restriction. Over time & with physical or emotional trauma, poor posture, surgery, scarring, stress or inflammation, your fascia becomes tight & restricted. This leads to pain & stiffness in your body.
When one area of fascia begins to tighten, excess pressure or tension is placed on surrounding areas, which pulls on other parts of your body. Because your fascia is all interconnected, these restrictions become cumulative throughout your body.
It's important to note that these fascial restrictions do not show up in any of the current medical tests (x-ray, MRI, CAT scan, electromyography, bloodwork etc). This has caused fascial related problems to be commonly ignored or misdiagnosed.
John Barnes Myofascial Release (MFR) is a hands-on treatment method that directly targets the fascial restrictions in your body, gently without force. It consists of slow sustained pressure into your body's fascia, allowing for elongation & release of restricted tissues. Myofascial release restores your body to it's natural fluid state. Rather than just treating your symptoms, MFR treats the root cause of your problem(s), which facilitates long-lasting pain relief & true authentic healing.
Also, your body has "tissue memory." It remembers the pain & trauma from every accident, injury, or surgery. You have a lifetime of unique experiences, memories & emotions stored in your body. Through myofascial release, we reset your “tissue memory” & give you a life free from pain.
If so, myofascial release is for you!