Myofascial Release Therapy

WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL RELEASE THERAPY (MFR)?

Myofascial Release Therapy is a holistic form of bodywork that helps to relieve chronic pain, physical trauma, and stress-related symptoms. With a delicate touch, therapists honor your body’s natural resistance and create a safe haven for profound healing. Therefore, clients often find the sessions not only therapeutic but also deeply relaxing. In fact, they are frequently amazed by the remarkable effectiveness of this gentle therapy.

WHAT IS THE BARNES MYOFASICAL RELEASE APPROACH®?

The Barnes Myofascial Release Approach® is a specific type of Myofascial Release Therapy that consists of a triad of powerful techniques:  Myofascial Structural Release, Rebounding, and Unwinding.

Structural Release involves the application of gentle, sustained pressure into the fascial system. This pressure is maintained for a minimum of 5 minutes per technique. Thus creating the structural change that leads to lasting results. Postural imbalances, areas of tightness, and limited range of motion are improved.

Unwinding is the experience of spontaneous, involuntary movements where the body goes back into significant positions related to past trauma.  Subsequently, memories and emotions may be brought to your conscious awareness to heal. This innate ability of the body assists the process of letting go of the protective holding patterns that create pain.

Rebounding is a slowly increasing oscillatory motion introduced into the body, thereby generating a fluid wave. This movement is so safe and gentle that it reaches beyond all the body’s defenses. Thus enabling the therapist to access areas not able to be reached by any other means. In fact, every cell of your body can be touched.

Furthermore, Myofascial Release Therapy sessions go beyond traditional therapy; they embark on a journey of self-discovery. Clients gain insights into unconscious bracing patterns contributing to their pain. Thus, rediscovering a deeper connection with their body and letting go of long-held tension patterns.

WHAT IS THE FASCIAL SYSTEM?

The fascial system is a framework of support and protection for the body and is comprised of fascia (a connective tissue) and ground substance (a watery lubricant). Fascia wraps around every muscle, bone, nerve, internal organ, and most importantly every cell.  So, truly fascia supports everything. Normally fascial fibers, lubricated with ground substance, glide freely. However, when injured, it dehydrates becoming as dense and thick as plastic. As a result, restrictions in the fascia lock down the tissues and organs generating chronic pain, misalignment, and dysfunction in the body. As a result of fascial restrictions lines of pull are created to distant areas of the body forming complex patterns of pain and immobility.

WHAT TO EXPECT

This session begins with a short conversation about current symptoms a client is experiencing. Then your therapist will perform a postural assessment for areas of imbalance, decreased flexibility, and tightness. Next, prolonged pressure and stretch will be applied to release fascial restrictions and techniques will be held for a minimum of 5-7 minutes.  Yet, this is not a massage! No lotions are used so that the therapist can adhere properly to the skin. For Myofascial Release treatment, it is best if women can wear an everyday bra and underwear. However, if you are more modest loose fitting shorts or yoga shorts and a sports bra are acceptable. Men will need to bring a pair of loose-fitting shorts.

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

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE HELPS RELIEVE:

•CHRONIC PAIN

•BACK PAIN

•SCIATICA

•BULGING DISC

•NECK PAIN

•MIGRAINES

•HEADACHES

•TINNITUS

•WHIPLASH

•FIBROMYALGIA

•CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

•PELVIC PAIN

•BLADDER PROBLEMS

•TMJ SYNDROME

•PLANTAR FASCIITIS

•BURSITIS

•SCARS

•CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

•FROZEN SHOULDER

•EMOTIONAL TRAUMA

•AND MUCH MORE

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Myofascial Release I
  • Myofascial Unwinding
  • Myofascial Release II
  • Cervical-Thoracic MFR
  • Myofascial Rebounding
  • Myofascial Release III
  • Myofascial: Fascial Cranium
  • Myofascial Pelvis
  • Myofascial Mobilization
  • Pediatric Myofascial Release
  • MFR Advanced Unwinding
  • Subtle Energy Therapy I
  • Myofascial Pelvis
  • Myofascial Mobilization
  • Pediatric Myofascial Release
  • MFR Advanced Unwinding
  • Quantum Leap
  • MFR Skill Enhancement
  • Women’s Health Seminar: The Myofascial Release Approach
  • MFR Equine I
  • MFR Equine II
  • Equine Skill Enhancement

“The purpose of your life is to enjoy your life.”

John F. Barnes

Our Policies

Arrive a few minutes before your scheduled appointment time.

Please refrain from wearing fragrance, many clients are sensitive to lingering scents.

Cancellation or adjustments to your scheduled time must be made 24 hours in advance.

138 North Ave, Ste 3
Hartland, WI 53029

HOURS

Wednesday: By Appointment

Friday: By Appointment