MFR is a manual technique developed by John F. Barnes, PT about 45 years go. This technique uses gentle sustained pressure on the fascial system. It is considered to be the ultimate mind/body therapy that is safe, gentle, and consistently effective in producing results that last.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is a tough connective tissue that encompasses the whole body like a 3-dimensional spider web. Because of research done by Dr. Guimberteau, we now know that fascia is deep within the molecular structure of our cells. When trauma, incorrect posture, or inflammation occurs, this causes extreme pressure on muscles, nerves, blood vessels, joints, and organs; therby producing symptoms of pain, headaches, and restriction of motion. When the fascial system is softened through John F. Barnes MFR treatment, all systems of the body become more fluid and the body is free to move again with an incredible decrease in pain