Journal from Sedona:
How John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release has helped me and how it can benefit you
In April 2017, I had an incredible visit to Sedona, AZ to study with John F. Barnes, the visionary, world-renowned physical therapist, and creator of his technique of Myofascial Release therapy (MFR). I had no idea I was going to be shaken to my core through this work. The land in Sedona has a truly powerful essence, and by adding the profoundness of this technique I quickly experienced its healing nature. My time in Sedona advanced my skills and knowledge, but the greatest gift was that it helped me to heal on a deeper emotional, mental level. I’ve always believed that as a therapist, if I can release deeply then my clients are able to reap the benefit as well.
MFR allows me to feel more authentic and comfortable in my own skin. My goal for you is to feel amazing by living a pain-free and active lifestyle.
John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release therapy is gentle, safe, and consistently produces results that last. The main differences in this MFR technique from traditional massage therapy are:
1) The time element. The holds can start at a minimum of 3-5 minutes, at times longer to wait for the fascia to truly release or elongate and cause a permanent shift. After the 5 minute-mark your body naturally produces its own anti-inflammatory response.
2) The “sinking in” method versus pushing. When you experience MFR you will feel me sinking slowly in to the point of resistance versus pushing or forcing beyond your body’s resistance. This allows us to work WITH your body instead of forcing it. Also, it’s important to have NO oils or lotions on your body to prevent slipping or losing grip with the fascial connection.
3) You can wear shorts and a bathing suit top. This allows me to see areas on your body that may have a vasomotor response or turn red during your session. Also, if your body wants to move off the table, you can feel comfortable moving while being covered in your clothes.
MFR sessions work best when done in a series, even starting at 2-3 times a week for 2-3 weeks.
Many conditions have been helped with this technique including:
Chronic pain, back pain, headaches, migraines, pelvic pain, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, adhesions, TMJ, scoliosis, sciatica, infants/children, women’s health issues, and more.
If you are curious about MFR or desire to find relief from your pain, please call and schedule an MFR schedule today. Or if you know anyone who may find this work helpful, please refer them to me. I’d love to assist as many people as possible to find the pain-free freedom that they deserve.