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Myofascial Release

John Barnes Myofascial Release (MFR) is a very effective hands-on interactive technique that provides stretching, compression and sustained pressure into restricted areas of  the fascia (connective tissue) in order for your body to eliminate pain and restore motion. MFR is a form of body work where the techniques help your body return to its correct posture & function.

Your body has something called "tissue memory", and emotions are stored in your fascia.
When releasing the fascia and surrounding tissues, it can often release emotions stored there from the original trauma or surgery. W
hen the emotions that are connected with the original trauma are released, so are the holding patterns contributing to the current symptoms.

So, What is Fascia?

Fascia is the only body system that touches and interacts with every other part of your body. It literally connects us from head to toe like a 3-dimensional web. 

Under healthy circumstances, our fascia is relaxed and able to stretch in response to the physical demands we put on our body. It's our natural shock absorber. The fascia protects our body by bracing during an impact, trauma, surgery, or stressful situation. And, it can become solidified with repeated inflammation, overuse, poor posture, disease, physical or emotional trauma and surgery causing chronic pain and limitations of motion throughout the body. These fascial restrictions can put up to 2,000 pounds of pressure per square inch on these pain sensitive structures which can create the feeling of a "pull", "drag" or "straight jacket".
Fascia does not show up on standard tests such as X-rays, MRI's, CAT scans, or electromyography which may be why people go undiagnosed or even misdiagnosed. 


We take a whole-body approach to identifying and treating fascial restrictions. We treat your symptoms AND look elsewhere for the cause, and treat those areas as well. 

You'll receive the Best Myofascial Release with Karen in Clairemont / San Diego

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What We Treat

  • acute and chronic pain

  • TMJ syndrome / jaw pain

  • injuries 

  • post-op pain

  • fibromyalgia

  • joint pain

  • stress & chronic fatigue

  • hip / knee / ankle pain

  • scars (surgical, C-section, wounds)

  • back / neck / shoulder pain

  • headaches & migraines

  • women's health 

  • mystery pain

  • tennis & golfer's elbow

  • iliotibial (IT) band issues

               and so many more...

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