Massage Types

There are many massage therapy variations and techniques. Massage is therapeutic by manipulating the muscles and tissues of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, and stress. There are many styles and types of massage therapy.

The benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. Massage provides relief to people of all ages—from infants to seniors—and from all walks of life—the weekend or competitive athlete to the home gardener or overstressed, overworked executive.

Massage Therapy:

  • Reduces stress
  • Improves circulation
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Improves joint mobility
  • Promotes well-nourished healthy skin
  • Increases attentiveness and learning

John F. Barnes Myofascial Release

MFR is a safe, gentle and effective therapy that produces results that last. It can be beneficial for many conditions such as:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Poor posture
  • Growing pains
  • Sports injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scar tissue, adhesions
  • Digestive issues
  • Women’s health issues
  • TMJ syndrome
  • Whiplash
  • Sciatic
  • Restricted motion
  • Chronic pain and dysfunction
  • Post surgical dysfunction
  • Emotional trauma
  • and more…

To understand why myofascial release helps so many conditions, consider what happens to nerves, blood vessels, joints, organs, and cells themselves when their fascial web of support is distorted. Critical, life-sustaining functions are interrupted in a variety of ways and your body compensates by displaying symptoms. By correcting the distortions, myofascial release relieves the symptoms!


John F. Barnes, P.T. Myofascial Release: The Search for Excellence

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