Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you use gentle touch
for all your bodywork services?

When the body is pushed or forced, it perceives the touch as a threat and locks down even further. Amara Therapy sessions employ the John F. Barnes approach of working within the body’s “barrier of resistance.” When the touch is gentle, it enables the body to relax, opening up and giving the therapist access to deep layers of fascia without re-traumatizing. The depth of the work depends on where the barrier of resistance is felt, this may be very light to very deep, however the approach is always gentle.

How often should I receive treatment?

Each person’s body responds differently. You will be advised how to proceed with your treatment schedule after each session. Initially, it can be very effective to space appointments closely together. However, any decision on the frequency of treatment is ultimately in your hands.

What should I wear to a session?

For MFR treatment, skin to skin contact is necessary. For women, an everyday bra and underwear work well, however if you are more modest, loose fitting shorts or yoga shorts (must not cover the thigh) and a sport bra are acceptable. Men will need to bring a pair of loose fitting shorts (no zippers). Freedom of movement is necessary for this session.

For CST sessions wear comfortable clothing that gives you freedom to move.

Be certain that your skin is free of lotion and perfume.

What should I do during a session?

During bodywork sessions, as much as you are able, connect with feeling your therapist’s hands. Allow your mind to become quiet and let go of your to do list. It is best to keep talking to a minimum in order to focus attention on feeling. Remember this is your time for self-care.

What services do you offer?

John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapy (Expert Level)
John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapy is the specialty focus at Amara Therapy. MFR is for those experiencing chronic pain or additionally for those already on a healing path wishing to dive more deeply into the mind/body complex. MFR can help alleviate pain from a number of diagnoses such as fibromyalgia, headaches, migraines, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, tinnitus, TMJ syndrome, pelvic pain, menstrual problems, emotional trauma, chronic fatigue syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, and much more.

CranioSacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a wonderfully peaceful treatment, using soft touch to calm the central nervous system encouraging deep states of relaxation and reduction of pain. It can help to decrease migraines and headaches, neck and back pain, stress disorders, chronic fatigue, TMJ syndrome.

Raindrop Therapy

Raindrop Therapy is a method of applying therapeutic grade essential oils to the feet and spine to promote stress relief, balance energy centers of the body and support the immune system. This healing technique uses Young Living pure essential oils and combines aromatherapy, feather light massage strokes, and dropping the oil onto the back like raindrops.

Wisconsin MFR Study Group

Lead by Expert Level John F. Barnes Myofascial Release® Therapists, our approved study group will help to elevate your skills. Technique review and hands on practice will lead the way to mastery. Bring your questions, share your experiences/challenges in treating others, and enjoy the comraderie of our group. Learn self-care techniques and relish the chance to experience Unwinding.

What is an Expert Level MFR Therapist?

Attaining the level of Expert, Advanced, Intermediate, or Novice as a John F Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist is based upon the number of completed seminars. I have completed all courses in JFB Myofascial Release Therapy, exceeding over 500 hours of specialty education. I have become an Expert Level Therapist, an approved JFB study group leader in Wisconsin, and assist instructing at MFR Seminars. As a highly skilled therapist, I take pride in my accomplishments. In addition to MFR, I also have training in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy and Various energetic modalities.

What is Unwinding?

Unwinding may occur during a Myofascial Release session. It is the experience of spontaneous movements that are intuitive and instinctual. The body goes back into significant positions that may relate to past trauma.  Memories and emotions imprinted in the fascia may be brought to your conscious awareness.  Through this re-experiencing, you are able to let go of the protective holding that creates pain. MFR Therapists are trained to gently assist you during this process.

What is Rebounding?

Rebounding is a technique that uses rocking motion to release restrictions. It creates a wave in the body that acts like the ocean against the shore, breaking down strong patterns of holding.

Please refrain from wearing perfume. Many clients are sensitive and experience adverse reactions to scent that may linger in the treatment room. 

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