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.

Why do you not accept gratuity?

Your well-being is my priority, and I believe in fostering a genuine therapeutic relationship without additional financial expectations. It is my philosophy to be fully transparent regarding pricing. While I don’t accept gratuity, I truly appreciate referrals or recommendations. Your satisfaction and spreading the word mean the world to me!

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 sports 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 CranioSacral Therapy and Energy work sessions, please wear comfortable clothing. 

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

What services do you offer?
Myofascial Release Therapy 

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.

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 camaraderie of our group. Learn self-care techniques and relish the chance to experience Unwinding.

CranioSacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is an exquisite treatment using a soft touch to calm the central nervous system and restore the rhythmic flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Thus, promoting health, pain reduction, and a deep state of relaxation. Ideal for sensitive cases, CST aids in decreasing migraines and headaches, neck and back pain, stress disorders, chronic fatigue, and TMJ syndrome.

Energy Work

Energy work encompasses various holistic therapies, all aiming to maintain a consistent, balanced energy flow for optimal health. Each technique contributes to this flow, guiding the client toward relaxation, healing, enhanced emotional clarity, and a profound sense of groundedness.

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 700 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.

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.

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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