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JoAnn's New Adventure

joannFor over a year now, we have had the pleasure of having JoAnn on our team as one of our amazing massage therapists. However, this month we have the task of saying goodbye to her. During her time here, as many of you know, JoAnn has been very diligent in learning a new side of working with the body as she has been attending multiple intensives in the John Barnes’ Myofascial Release Program and has become very passionate about what Myofascial Release can do for the body.

What exactly is this technique, you may ask? According to JoAnn, “The John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach (JFB-MFR) is not massage, it is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This is different from other forms of myofascial release which are more along the lines of deep tissue work focused on treating problem areas. JFB-MFR treats the problem areas by treating restrictions throughout the three-dimensional fascial web of the entire body. Somewhere within that web lies the cause as well as the symptoms and all are treated simultaneously, wherever they occur, helping to facilitate homeostasis (balance) within the tissue down to the cellular level.”

In plain terms, it is an amazing, gentle hands-on way to help the body restore natural form and function outside of the world of massage. We are very proud of JoAnn and all that she has learned and accomplished and wish her all the best in her endeavors as a Myofascial Release Specialist.