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Myofascial Release Information

Myofascial Release Overview

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a powerful tool utilized by a select number of skilled therapists who assist their clients with issues such as chronic pain, postural imbalances and certain conditions such as migraines, back pain, neck pain, TMJ dysfunction, plantar fascitis and fibromyalgia, to name just a few.┬áIt is often confused with “deep tissue massage” therapy which can be painful but the John Barnes MFR approach is quite different. Please read full MFR Overview

Cranio-sacral Therapy

Cranio-sacral Therapy is a vital part of the healing process that addresses restrictions in the craniosacral system which affects the way our central nervous system functions. This type of therapy can dramatically reduce or eliminate compressive forces in the craniosacral system and throughout the entire body.

The cranio-sacral system consists of the skull, spine and sacrum and all of it’s contents including the Central Nervous System (the brain and spinal cord), cerebrospinal fluid and the covering of the brain (dura mater) and spinal cord (dural tube).

Cranio-sacral techniques are performed with a very gentle, almost non-perceptible, touch and are applied to the sacrum, spine, head and face. While very powerful, it can also be deeply relaxing.

Rebounding and Unwinding

Rebounding and Unwinding are forms of movement and technique that are present in almost every session of MFR.

Articles and Required Reading

To find out more about what MFR is all about and to help deepen your awareness of the process of healing, please read the following articles.
  • The Myofascial Component

    The Myofascial Component

    Explore the intricacies of the fascial system in this informational article...

  • Client Intro to MFR

    Client Intro to MFR

    The MFR Approach is an intensive ``hands-on`` technique for the whole body...

  • Fascial Theory

    Fascial Theory

    One of the goals of your therapy program is to begin to view yourself as a 3-dimensional being...

  • I Hope This Works!

    I Hope This Works!

    When we stop searching for someone to ``fix`` us and our pain, we begin to heal...

  • Allowing Non-Resistance

    Allowing Non-Resistance

    Explore concepts surrounding non-resistance, flowing down stream and manifesting desires...

  • Our Servo-Mechanism

    Our Servo-Mechanism

    Less stress and more happiness through powerful intention, purposeful focus and mindful self correction...

  • Myofascial Release Maxims

    Myofascial Release Maxims

    The John Barnes MFR Approach contains fundamental concepts that governs each and every session we enter...

  • Fireside Chat by John F. Barnes

    Fireside Chat by John F. Barnes

    View a video from the founder of Myofascial Release...

  • What Makes MFR Different?

    What Makes MFR Different?

    MFR differs from other forms of bodywork by finding the source of fascial pain and dysfunction...

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Read Frequently Asked Questions to get you started on your program...

  • MFR Slideshow

    MFR Slideshow

    View this slide show to understand the theory behind Myofascial Release...

  • Myofascial Release Overview

    Myofascial Release Overview

    Read this great overview to find out what MFR is all about...