Myofascial Release


Myofascial Release (MFR)

Special! $150 for three 1-hour Myofascial Release sessions Price ends Dec. 31st!

Just took another MFR seminar! I took the 5 day Skill Enhancement Seminar in Malvern, Pennsylvania December 10-14, 2018. I took Myofascial-Pelvis in Houston TX Nov 16, 17 & 18. This work yields mazing results! I can’t wait to apply what I learned. In October I was in Las Vegas taking two seminars, Myofascial Release II and Unwinding. I began taking seminars in 2011 from the founder, John Barnes.

If you would like to try this effective form of bodywork please take advantage of this special. The price will last through December 31, 2018 and I would like you to get the bodywork once a week for three weeks, if possible, to experience the cumulative benefits. Give it a try!

Why Myofascial Release?

One of my clients led me to Myofascial Release many years ago. I was impressed with the results from her MFR treatments. In her search for relief from fybromyalgia someone recommended Myofascial Release. She found an MFR therapist and the treatments increased her quality of life immensely. She had been my massage therapy client for a few years at that point, but massage therapy provided temporary relief and had not produced the dramatic results that Myofascial Release treatments did. So, I took an MFR seminar in 2011. Recently, I decided to pursue more Myofascial Release training and spent a week in Las Vegas taking seminars from John Barnes, the creator of Myofascial Release. I am committed to bringing the results Myofascial Release to my clients.

What is Fascia?

What fascia is, as explained by John Barnes on his web site: “Fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider's web or a sweater. Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord. The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is actually one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. In this way you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.” “Fascia plays an important role in the support and function of our bodies, since it surrounds and attaches to all structures. In the normal healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration. It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. When one experiences physical trauma, emotional trauma, scarring, or inflammation, however, the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight, restricted, and a source of tension to the rest of the body. Trauma, such as a fall, car accident, whiplash, surgery or just habitual poor posture and repetitive stress injuries has cumulative effects on the body. The changes trauma causes in the fascial system influences comfort and function of our body. Fascial restrictions can exert excessive pressure causing all kinds of symptoms producing pain, headaches or restriction of motion. Fascial restrictions affect our flexibility and stability, and are a determining factor in our ability to withstand stress and perform daily activities.”

What is Myofascial Release?

As explained by John Barnes on his web site: “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.) The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.” “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.”

For more detailed information please visit:

For a long list of conditions and how Myofascial Release can help:

Karen Flagg, Myofascial Release Therapist

Myofascial Release Seminars Completed:

August 2011 San Francisco, CA Myofascial Release I (taught by John Barnes)

March 2016 Decatur, GA repeated Myofascial Release I

October 2018 Las Vegas, NV Myofascial Release II (taught by John Barnes)

October 2018 Las Vegas, NV Myofascial Unwinding (taught by John Barnes)

November 2018 Houston, TX Fascial-Pelvis (taught by Joan Miller)

December 2018 Malvern, PA Skill Enhancement Seminar (taught by John Barnes)