Myofascial Release - John Barnes Method

Myofascial Release is a safe and effective technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. 

When fascia is healthy and in its "normal" state it is a beautiful functional blend of stability and flexibility.  The fascia (connective tissue) is a flexible system that holds everything in place and in correct tension.

Fascia surrounds every single cell of the body.  The fascial system is one continuous, uninterrupted three-dimensional web-like structure, all the way from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet.

However, when fascia is damaged thru trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures it changes and its function becomes impaired.  The fascia becomes dehydrated, dense and less mobile.  If you can imagine the difference between Filet Mignon and Beef Jerky, then you get the idea.

Restrictions in the fascia cause disruptions in the balance of the body and its ability to function properly.

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It is speculated that fascial restrictions can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures.  Think about it.... 2,000 pounds is the weight of a horse.

What to expect during your Myofascial Release Therapy session

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Joplin, MO


 Tuesday - Friday 

  8:30 am - 7:00 pm


Conditions Helped by Therapeutic Massage & Myofascial Release/ MFR

  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Restricted Motion
  • Chronic Pain & Dysfunction
  • Post Surgical Dysfunction
  • Scar Tissue Release
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Stress

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National Board Certified Massage Therapist

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