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Your skilled MFR therapist is concerned with releasing and reorganizing the bodies fascial restrictions mechanically and reorganizing the neuromuscular system. The fascial system does not respond well to being forced; therefore, the therapist provides a light load over a long period of time to promote softening of the restricted fascia.


Many patients claim Myofascial Release on their insurance. It is up to the patient to check with their individual provider.

Many patients have been able to use their HSA to pay for Myofascial Release. It is up to the individual patient to work with their insurance provider.

Your experience with MFR will be your own, although patients in the past have reported everything from heat, a feeling of opening space, burning, waves, a knife going through a pat of butter and taffy stretching.


MFR is performed without lotions, oils, tools or machines. It is simply a hands-on technique. Patients typically wear shorts with women wearing a bra/sports bra. It is never forced, rather works with the body.

No, Myofascial Release is not a massage. John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Technique consists of gentle application of sustained pressure into fascial restrictions. Research has concluded that these restrictions must be held for a minimum of 3-5 minutes for change to occur.


Yes, we will provide you with home exercises.

Multiple hand treatments are sessions performed by two or more skilled MFR therapists.