John F. Barnes Myofascial Release
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Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)
The medical approach is to drug patients so they temporarily are free from pain, but does nothing about the “straight-jacket” of pressure that is causing the pain. Traditional physical, occupational and massage therapy treats the symptoms caused by the pressure of the “straightjacket” of the Myofascial system, but does nothing about the “straightjacket” of pressure that causes and perpetuates the symptoms. This is why so many patients only have temporary results never seeming to get better with traditional therapy.
Myofascial Release treats the entire Myofascial mind/body complex eliminating the pressure of the restricted Myofascial system (the straightjacket) that causes the symptoms.
Patients are sent to us for Myofascial Release when medicine, surgery or traditional therapy or massage did not produce the desired results. Myofascial Release will safely and gently release the entire Myofascial complex for lasting and comprehensive results and authentic healing.
Our Goal is to Help you Return to a Pain Free, Active Lifestyle
Conditions that can be treated with myofascial release:
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Women's Health Issues