Myofascial Release, John Barnes is one of the techniques I am trained in to treat fascial conditions. The following information is from the Myofascial Release, John Barnes website. Links are provided to take you directly to the founders website for accurate information.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.
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.)
Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
MFR John Barnes technique can help with the following conditions or Diagnoses. Click Need Relief? for more information, to read about each of these conditions and how Myofascial Release can help
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical and Lumbar Injuries
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Degenerative Disc Disease
Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
Myofascial Pain Syndrome