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Power of Myofascial Release
photo credits: M. McMorris, of Collin Worford, LMT and Alexandra Harvey, LMT

A Guide to Staying Active and Pain-Free

Staying active and healthy is a top priority for many of us. However, pain and stiffness can sometimes get in the way. Enter Myofascial Release (MFR), a powerful therapy designed to help you stay active and pain-free.

What is Myofascial Release (MFR)?

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a hands-on technique that focuses on relieving tension and restrictions in the fascia. But what exactly is fascia? Fascia is a network of connective tissue that surrounds and supports every muscle, bone, and organ in your body. Think of it as a web of fibers that holds everything together, providing structure and facilitating smooth movement.

When your fascia becomes tight or restricted due to injury, stress, or poor posture, it can lead to pain and limited mobility. MFR works by applying gentle, sustained pressure to these restricted areas, allowing the fascia to release and relax. This process not only alleviates pain but also restores flexibility and function.

Benefits of Myofascial Release

1. Pain Relief

One of the primary benefits of MFR is its ability to relieve chronic pain. Whether you’re dealing with back pain, headaches, or muscle soreness, MFR can help by addressing the root cause of your discomfort – the fascial restrictions.

2. Improved Mobility and Flexibility

Staying active is crucial for your health, but stiffness and tightness can make it difficult. MFR helps improve your range of motion, making everyday activities and exercises easier and more enjoyable.

3. Enhanced Athletic Performance

If you love jogging, yoga, or any other physical activity, MFR can be a game-changer. By keeping your muscles and fascia in optimal condition, you can move more efficiently and reduce the risk of injury.

4. Stress Reduction and Relaxation

Life can be stressful, and that tension often shows up in your body. MFR promotes deep relaxation, helping to calm your mind and body, making you better equipped to handle daily stress.

Conditions Treated by Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is versatile and effective for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia and back pain
  • Recovery from surgery
  • Sports injuries
  • Postural issues

Why Choose the John Barnes Approach?

The John Barnes Myofascial Release Approach is renowned for its gentle yet effective techniques. This method emphasizes a holistic, patient-centered approach, focusing on your individual needs and healing journey. It’s not just about treating symptoms but addressing the underlying causes of pain and dysfunction.


Myofascial Release is a natural, effective way to manage pain, improve mobility, and enhance your overall well-being. If you’re looking to stay active and healthy, MFR might be just what you need. Ready to experience the benefits for yourself? Schedule an appointment today and take the first step towards a pain-free, active lifestyle.

Collin Worford, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Family Tree Acupuncture & Wellness