Myofascial Release


What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial Release is a safe and effective technique of eliminating pain and restoring motion where trauma, stress, poor posture, inflammatory responses, or surgical procedures have created restrictions in the body's fascia. If left untreated, fascia restrictions can cause a variety of symptoms producing pain, reducing motion, and inhibiting our daily activities. The myofascial release technique provides hands-on, sustained therapeutic pressure releasing the myofascial tissue that surrounds and supports most structures in the body. The results provide relief, restore motion, and enhance flexibility.

Myofascial Release Benefits

Athletes recovering from injury, people feeling the effects of age, or post-surgery patients can all benefit from myofascial release treatment. Myofascial Release treatment also helps:

  • Prevent injuries or recover from injuries
  • Promote general health and mobility
  • Enhance sports performance
  • Heal from surgery

John F. Barnes and Pam Porter

John F. Barnes and Pam Porter

John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release Approach

John F. Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB is an internationally recognized physical therapist, lecturer, author, and the leading authority on Myofascial Release. Through his 50 years of experience and creative insight, he has developed an innovative and highly effective whole body approach for the evaluation and treatment of pain and dysfunction. Myofascial Release has exploded on the therapeutic scene with an unprecedented impact and is recognized as one of the most effective forms of healthcare therapy.

Pam Porter, PT, has trained directly with John F. Barnes over the last 20 years to become an Advanced Myofascial Release Therapist.