SMMR is a small private practice located in scenic Southern Maryland along the Chesapeake Bay. Our practice specializes in John F. Barnes Myofascial Release, techniques that allow for the individualized treatment of each client offering them a true and transformative healing experience.
Heather studied at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY earning her Bachelor of Science degree in 1999 and her Master of Science degree in 2000. In her career, she has practiced in multiple settings including home health, hospital and inpatient care, skilled nursing care, aquatics and outpatient orthopedics. Having used MFR personally to recover from a dislocated knee, dislocated shoulder, shoulder reconstructive surgery, neck surgery, and abdominal surgery, Heather has a personal appreciation for the healing potential and power of myofascial release.
Heather took her first Barnes course in 2009 and it changed her life both personally and professionally. She now understood why the more complex patients didn't make the gains she had hoped for and why for so many, true pain relief was fleeting. In October of 2011, Heather opened her first private practice "Journeying into Healing" focusing solely on Myofascial Release; she was finally able to provide the time and one-on-one attention that patients needed to truly heal. Due to the immense success of the practice, she was able to incorporate and became "Southern Maryland Myofascial Release" in 2016.
Heather is thrilled to have the privilege of helping so many and offering her community the opportunity to find true and lasting pain relief!