JFB Myofascial Release
The John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach® provides safe, gentle and consistently effective therapy for fascial restrictions resulting from imbalances due to trauma, inflammatory responses and/or surgical procedures, tension and poor posture. Fascia is uninterrupted connective tissue from head to toe. It is all encompassing covering muscle fibers, bones, nerves, blood vessels and cells. Many of its local manifestations of distortion have distal effects on the body. MFR treats the entire mind/body system whereby, eliminating the pressure of the restricted myofascial system, "the straightjacket", that causes pain related symptoms.
Visualize fascia as scaffolding for your bones and organs, suspending and holding all of your internal body structures in place. Within this 3D weblike pattern houses nerves, blood vessels and cells which help to keep your body functioning properly. When fascia is tight/strained, it can feel like 2000 pounds -per square inch- of pressure squeezing around any given body part, immediately causing pain, discomfort and dysfunction. MFR helps to relieve these tight and painful restrictions.
Myoskeletal Alignment Technique Therapy
Myoskeletal Alignment Technique Therapy is a type of bodywork developed by Erik Dalton PHD. It is a modality that detects and corrects long and short muscle lever imbalances that lead to distortions in the body’s framework. It integrates spinal biomechanics with deep tissue work with a gentler approach. MAT emphasizes on prevention of dysfunctional patterns with a focus on restoration and realignment. It recognizes the strain patterns that create most common neck and back imbalances. It corrects the strain patterns before they become pain patterns within the skeletal and muscle physiology. First, we must bring the body back into balance and, once achieved, we can then come from a place of preventing recurrences.
Myofascial stretching distills the principles of Myofascial Release into a unique self-treatment technique. It results in permanent lengthening of the body's connective tissue and can dramatically improve health and quality of life. The techniques employ sustained pressure and elongation into restrictions in the fascia in a gentle way. Teaching retraining exercises and creating symmetry through proper alignment reinforces healthful changes.
Circulatory massage enhances the proper flow of blood and fluid through the entire body and provides relaxation to the various muscles. This massage relaxes tensed muscles and relieves the stress from the body thus improving the overall health of the recipient.
A modality intended to relieve pain and tension by gentle manipulations of the skull to facilitate a natural rhythm in the central nervous system. The therapist may also apply light touches to a recipient's spine and pelvic bones thereby reducing internal tensions, often resulting in a reduction of symptoms.
Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which the therapist places special cups on the recipient for a few minutes to create suction. Cupping can help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and as a type of deep-tissue massage. Cupping allows toxins within the tissue just below the skin’s surface to be purged from the body, allowing the body to feel less restricted and inflamed.
Reiki therapy is often described as palm healing or hands-on-body healing, in which the therapist places hands lightly on or over a recipient's body to facilitate the healing process. Reiki combines the Japanese and Chinese word-characters of "rei" (spiritual or supernatural) and "ki" (vital energy). Reiki allows the bodymind to rest deeply, feeling a sense of rejuvenation and peace after the treatment.
Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork focusing on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.
Thai Bodywork or Thai yoga massage, otherwise known as “lazy man’s yoga”, is an ancient modality which combines muscle compression, joint mobilization, stretching, acupressure and Indian Ayurvedic principles. It also incorporates spirituality and is based on a system of healing. The “massage” generally follows designated lines ("sen") in the body. The legs, feet and palms of the therapist can be used to position the body or limbs of the recipient to produce relief from tight joints and muscles.