The John Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach
The John Barnes’ Myofascial Release approach is considered to be the ultimate mind & body therapy that is safe, gentle and consistently effective in producing results that last. Myofascial Release differs from massage, physical therapy, chiropractic care and others types of bodywork.
Myofascial Release (MFR) is a safe and very effective manual approach to healing. It is accomplished
by applying sustained and gentle pressure to connective tissue restrictions. The hope is that, by applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial restrictions, the therapist will be able to eliminate pain and restore motion to your body.
Trauma, inflammatory response, surgery and repetitive tasks can create fascial restrictions carrying up to 2000lbs of tensile strength. By releasing tension and pressure, Myofascial Release may increase blood flow and nutrients to the cells, restoring you to a pain-free, active lifestyle. Using the Myofascial Release technique, you will often be able to release restrictions completely.
Through courses and training at the John Barnes Myofascial Release Centers, a therapist is able to see and feel where fascial restrictions are located. Once a restrictions is found, the therapist engages that restriction at the barrier and waits for it to release. The barrier is the point at which the fascial restriction is in a slightly stretched position. This positions is held for 90-120 seconds, enabling the start of the release. Full release of the fascia occurs after 3-5 minutes. This allows the collagenous (80%) and the elestatic (20%) component of fascia to be released, giving you permanent relief.