WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A SESSION
Your initial appointment will be 2 hours. It will consist of a pertinent medical
history, visual assessment of posture, and tactile (touch) assessment of your tissue
(Fascia, connective tissue), and a 1 ½ hour treatment. It will also include myofascial
release stretching exercises and self care.
Subsequent sessions are one hour.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Evaluation and treatment will work better if you bring with you a pair of loose fitting
shorts. For women, a sports bra, bathing suit top, tank top, or a comfortable bra
PLEASE NOTE: Do not use lotions on your body on your appointment day. Skin needs
to be clean and dry for this technique.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
A minimum of 3 sessions is recommended to begin to get a sense of the entire body
complex. Because you are all unique in your healing process your results will be
different from someone else. As you learn to adapt to your changing body you will
learn when and how often you need treatment. You will be given home stretching exercises
and this will also assist in your recovery.
HOW CAN MFR HELP ME?
Malfunction of the fascial system is due to: accidents and falls, surgeries and scars,
anxiety and emotional issues, tension and stress plus years of poor posture or micro-trauma.
This causes crushing pressure on our body; its systems, organs, blood vessels, lymph
vessels, nerves and muscles. (2000lbs per square inch!)
This in turn leads to tightness, pain and lack of motion as it pulls and twists and
torques our body into DYSFUNCTION and leading ultimately to Disease Processes. (DISEASE)
Myofascial Release Therapy TM, as taught by John F. Barnes P.T., unwinds this tension
and tightness, layer by layer, allowing the body to “let go” and soften, and along
with it any “holding or bracing” patterns by making space, by stretching and elongating,
and re-balancing to a place of EASE. Because our body has “tissue memory”, when
restrictions are released, any memories and/or emotions connected with that particular
restriction are also “released”, for total physical, emotional and energetic healing.
WHAT IS FASCIA?
- Tough connective tissue (with a tensile strength) that is a continuous 3 dimensional
web that covers you from head to toe without interruption.
- It surrounds, separates supports and protects: organs, nerves, muscles, blood vessels
- Infuses muscle down to the cellular level.
- Restrictions cannot be seen on X-Ray, CT, MRI, electromyography or on blood work.
- Malfunction and mal-adapt ion of our fascial system (Connective tissue) leads to
PAIN and DISEASE.