Myofascial Release

The Myofascial Release Experience

March 21, 2014 · 7 Comments

Incorporating Myofascial Release principles into your Massage or Bodywork practice can greatly enhance your effectiveness and income. I thought this comment from my Therapeutic Insight article might be of interest to you:

“I often find myself explaining how myofascial release, specifically as it is taught by John F. Barnes, PT, is different from all other forms of bodywork. On my initial intake, many clients say they have had myofascial release before. However, after our first session is over many are puzzled and what I regularly hear is, “That is definitely NOT what I had before!” Nothing else addresses the totality of the fascial system and the human experience the way myofascial release does. It has forever changed the way I practice.” Lisa Salinger, PT, Long Island, NY

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7 responses so far ↓

  •   Scott van Niekerk // Mar 23rd 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I just finished teaching a John Barnes Myofascial Release 1 seminar in St. Louis for the weekend. It’s awesome to me how 65 people are so inspired and excited. Many of them seasoned therapists who’ve taken countless hours of continuing education and across-the-board state that this is the very best seminar they have ever attended.

  •   mary ryan // Mar 25th 2014 at 8:02 am

    “Nothing else addresses the totality of the fascial system and the human experience the way myofascial release does. ” Lisa Salinger. Since the beginning of my career as a LMT in New Jersey, I have been blessed to have started with the John F. Barnes MFR Approach exclusively in my practice. Coupled with sharing self-treatment techniques for a client to engage in releasing their body restrictions on their own-this Approach is incredibly self empowering. Perhaps for the very first time for many people. I know it has been and continues to be for me. From time to time I may receive into my office a client whose primary language is not American English. No problem. John’s Approach goes right through or should I say, truly melts away, this possible language barrier. From a grimaced expression to leaving with a gentle smile with lit-eyes says so much.

  •   Julie Leigh, OTR/L // Mar 31st 2014 at 10:29 am

    I can echo Lisa’s statement. I hear that same sentence from patients all the time. No other form of manual therapy or body work is more comprehensive John’s Approach to Myofascial Release. Patients feel the difference after the initial session and their bodies are so grateful that someone finally listened!

    Thank you John for creating a greater awareness, not just for the body, but for the body/mind/spirit complex.

  •   Mary Loveless // Apr 2nd 2014 at 9:20 am

    A lot my new clients come in saying that they have had myofascial release some where, but not this type…… JFB-MFR is the most amazing & complete technique that I have ever used that addresses the whole person. No other can compare to it. I constantly get brochures in the mail for cont. ed. and I review them, but nothing comes close.
    Mary Loveless, PTA, LMT
    Back In Motion
    MFR Treatment Center
    612 1st. Ave. S.
    Great Falls, Montana 59401

  •   Deborah Epstein // Apr 3rd 2014 at 11:58 am

    “Truly a unique experience,” stated one of our clients after receiving her first MFR session. She had constant pain in her shoulder for years, her chiropractor had referred her for treatment and she finally decided to try it. She was amazed as she never before felt the connections her restricted fascia had on her pain. When people feel the difference this work has to offer, you can just see their excitement and it feels so good to be a part of that.

  •   Cindy Adams // Apr 5th 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I personally know the benefit of John Barnes’ MFR Approach. I became a therapist to share this gift with others. Most of my clients have never experienced anything like this and are amazed that something so gentle can be so effective and profound. I also suggest self-treatment concepts so they may continue their progress at home.

  •   Tanya Buchko Green LMT // Apr 15th 2014 at 7:59 am

    One of the key factors that make myofascial release using the John Barnes Approach so effective is the safety that the client feels receiving MFR. Sinking slowly into the body, at the body’s own pace, and waiting patiently at the barrier as the therapist and client achieve resonance, allows for the client to feel safe and to truly let go, so that profound, deep results can occur. That’s very different from a sharp elbow for 30 seconds!

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