John F. Barnes Myofascial Release (JFB MFR) is a hands-on manual therapy that uses prolonged stretches into areas of restriction, applying gentle sustained pressure into the connective tissue system called fascia. Techniques are performed directly on the skin without any oils, creams, or machinery, enabling the therapist to facilitate the restoration of flexibility and equilibrium within the fascial system.
Myofascial Release (MFR) is a comprehensive approach, in that it assesses the body as a holistic unit, rather than a specific joint or body part. The origins of pain and functional restriction are addressed, acknowledging the significance and interconnectedness between both the physical and emotional components of trauma. Often with consistent treatment, patients become more in touch with the emotions associated with their pain or injury, which may be causing fascial restrictions.
JFB MFR trained therapists also employ a wide variety of techniques including movement therapy, soft tissue mobilization, muscle energy, fascial activation, awareness and imagery techniques in addition to education on proper body mechanics, postural movement awareness and self-treatment techniques to promote patient independence, realignment and long term healing.
Ultimately, Myofascial Release focuses on safely and gently releasing the entire whole body myofascial complex for lasting and thorough results and authentic healing.
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