HOW DOES MFR WORK?
Myofascial work is a treatment completed in comfortable gym-like shorts and a loose fitted tee shirt. There are no massage oils used and completed directly on your skin. After an assessment of your posture techniques are then applied to release the stress and tension responsible for putting the pressure on pain sensitive areas.
Enjoy your life by eliminating pain at its source. Like stretching taffy it takes time for the fascia to melt and stretch returning to it's natural healthy alignment. Fascia is a three-dimensional web that protects our tissue and organs by maintaining the space and hydration necessary for the systems of the body to work coherently. When injury occurs the fascia goes into a protective spasm that puts pressure in the web thereby causing symptoms in pain sensitive tissue that are hard to diagnose. When traditional therapy, pain medication and surgery do not produce the desired results Myofascial Release may be the missing link and help you return to a pain free active lifestyle.
Myofascial Release helps people who have tried other therapies without success or with little results. MFR helps athletes who are looking for a competitive edge. MFR helps retirees maintain their health and wellness by maintaining proper mobility and posture doing the activities they love. MFR treats your entire body, your entire person, not just symptoms or a diagnosis. MFR considers where you've been physically and what has contributed to your condition. MFR helps people regain their active lifestyle with less pain.
Soon after graduating from the NY School of Health Professions in 2009 I began my Myofascial Release journey with John F. Barnes, PT and founder of Myofascial Release therapy. Over the past 10 years I have taken nearly all of the courses offered and completed the Expert level requirements. Working with John F. Barnes in his clinic and being a client at one of the Myofascial Treatment Centers offered first hand experience but the most experience I have been blessed with is treating the hundreds of clients like you.
My decision to become an exclusive Myofascial therapist evolved from my own efforts to heal past injuries. Myofascial Release was better than any medical massage or any other therapy I had experienced when trying to resolve my own pain from multiple injuries. The results also helped my clients with injuries and pain they had for years that traditional therapy had only produced temporary results.
My interest in becoming a Myofascial therapist stemmed from not only my injuries but my curiosity as an athlete, personal trainer, martial artist and yoga instructor. I sometimes feel my entire life lead me to Myofascial release and the bumps and bruises along the way only made me realize that the fascia, which is so overlooked in traditional therapy, is the only way to truly heal the injuries from both the physical and emotional trauma that follows.
After your session with me I always recommend 30 minutes a day of self-treatment. Daily stress and tension accumulates everyday. Taking a little bit of time every day will help reduce the build up of stress. I have Qigong and Yoga classes in my studio and recorded classes online you can take from the comfort of your own home. I just want you to be successful but also understand how to take care of your fascia from an expert level not just the marketing of quick fixes that are popping up all over the place. Fascia is very unique, you cannot force the change. It is an adaptable tissue that only responds to a low load of stress over a period of five minutes or more depending on the situation. The Restore 30 online video subscription is geared specifically around the self treatment of your fascia. The Qigong and Yoga classes are available in person or part of the Restore Plus video subscription.