John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapy (JFB MFR)

John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapy combines soft tissue mobilization, sustained pressure, traction, compression, gentle holds, and energy techniques to release fascial and energy restrictions, thus, enabling the mind-body to return to healthy functioning. JFB MFR addresses the body’s fascial system, which consists of continuous connective tissue that pervades all other systems of the body. The pervasiveness of the fascial system means that, as the therapist works on one part of the body, other parts of the body are affected. JFB MFR makes use of the piezoelectric effect of the fascial system to allow the body to heal itself. The therapist creates the piezoelectric effect by applying a sustained, gentle pressure to the fascia allowing the tissue to elongate and return to the viscous fluidity that is indicative of healthy fascia. Healthy fascia is free of restrictions and does not impede functioning of other bodily systems.

Benefits of JFB Myofascial Release Therapy

JFB MFR has the potential of alleviating, eliminating, and/or improving conditions identified as or associated with:

  1. Chronic Pain
  2. Migraine Headaches
  3. Motor-Coordination Impairments
  4. Sciatica
  5. Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  6. Learning Disabilities
  7. Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  8. Scoliosis
  9. Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  10. Infantile Disorders
  11. Central Nervous System Disorders
  12. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  13. Emotional Difficulties
  14. Autism
  15. Fibromyalgia
  16. Painful Scars