Unlike other therapy techniques that focus solely on the skeletal or muscular symptoms, the John F. Barnes approach to Myofascial Release (MFR) is a wholistic, hands-on therapy that addresses restrictions in the fascial system-simply put, the connective tissue that holds us together. A three-dimensional web that connects and surrounds every muscle, organ, cell and system in our body.
Restrictions that develop within the body's fascial system are often a contributing factor to a wide variety of symptoms ranging from low back, pelvic, neck or shoulder pain, and even TMJ dysfunction. Yet many problems go undiagnosed because fascial restrictions do not show up on standardized tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs.
Most important is that the techniques restore freedom of motion and reduce your pain without the use of drugs or surgery. You can "get yourself back" again.