Healing Therapy, How Long Will It Take

Healing Therapy, How Long Will It Take

Healing Therapy

How Long Will It Take

Healing is a Journey

Healing therapy begins the moment you decide to schedule an appointment and begin to regain control of your health.  Actually it really begins the moment you decide that the traditional forms of treatment simply are not working to eliminate pain, improve mobility and flexibility and restore function to you and your life. The actual time span of how many days, weeks or even years spent receiving treatments that do not work or provide lasting results baffles me. I often hear clients speak of going for treatment for the same condition for years because the treatments are only addressing the symptoms of whatever ails you!  Myofascial Release treatments does relieve and treat the symptoms but more importantly myofascial release treats the entire body, the cause of the symptoms.  Also in many cases myofascial release actually improves issues that once were thought to be unchangeable.  I would personally rather receive 1 session of myofascial release than 1 more day/year of treatments that do not work. The industry standards for treatment of chronic and acute conditions that results in pain, weakness, immobility, fatigue, loss of functions, decreased performance both recreational and professional, digestive issues, mental fogginess, TMJ, headaches, women’s and men’s health issues, balance deficits, or even for the overall maintenance of a healthy state of body, mind, and spirit are out dated and simply do not last or provide results. With myofascial release it is true that sometimes all it takes is one or two sessions and yes sometimes it does take longer but the overall benefit of receiving myofascial release far out weight not receiving myofascial release at all!

Healing Therapy

Here is the crux of the question, “how long and how many”.  It IS NOT just the merely the fact of receiving myofascial release, it is the TYPE of myofascial release that is the number one and key factor.  The type of myofascial release received should only be received from a John Barnes trained therapist!  The results that are available to you and your body are endless when they are the Barnes method of Myofascial Release.  See the term myofascial release is a broad and generalized term just like the word hamburger. We all know how many different types of restaurants that serve hamburgers and there are just as many therapist that do perform the general and generic forms of myofascial release.  However authentic healing and lasting results are easily obtained when treated by a Barnes trained therapist.  Your body, mind and spirit are too precious and the journey to your healing to settle for anything less than the best. A Barnes trained therapist like myself, have one goal in mind and that is to safely, effectively help you reclaim your life.  We never force the tissues or you and we incorporate self-care into every session so that you can take back your life, and take over your own body’s needs.  LIfe is a journey just like healing and you should be in charge of both.  Myofascial Release and Wellness of Tampa Bay can help you do that. Visit me to see how we can begin your journey today.  Let today be the day. https://www.mfroftampabay.com/

Myofascial Self-Care

Myofascial Self-Care

Myofascial Release Self-Care ~ Self Love

Myofascial Self-Care Quote Myofascial Release and Wellness of Tampa Bay

Myofascial Self-Care – The importance, The ease

Myofascial Self-Care is very important. Myofascial Self-Care is nothing like the painful home exercise programs of years past. I remember the time when my own doctor/therapist asked me if I had been doing the exercises that I had been shown, and the answer was ….NO!   I realized in that moment why I did not do as I was instructed even though I was a physical therapist assistant.  Simply, they were too painful as well as unmotivating and boring.   When something hurts or does not bring us joy or a reward, whether we are a therapist or not, we simply are not going to do them.  Myofascial Release Self Care follows the same principles as does Myofascial Release Therapy.  It is gentle, never forces, feels good, immediate results felt, progress is onward and upward and did I mention it is not Painful.  The motto no pain, no gain does not apply here. Actually the motto is pain equals no gain!

5 Minutes ~ All the time you need

Myofascial Release Self-care can be done just about anywhere and all you needs is at least 5 minutes. Self Care can be done when you first wake up, at the kitchen counter while waiting for coffee, in the car waiting at a stop light, in the shower, really anywhere.  Actually when the self-care is easy and painless, we all tend to “make” time verses find time. Another benefit is that it actually helps to not only maintain but to progress the ability of the fascia to continue to release between treatment sessions as well as address anything new that tends to arise within the body.  It is the goal of all myofascial release therapy for you the client to be able to take back full control of your body, mind, spirit, reclaiming your health and fully regain a pain-free active lifestyle. With myofascial release therapy you do recover more fully and you don’t have to been treated forever. Certainly, clients do enjoy receiving myofascial release and utilize it in a more preventative fashion like self-care being the daily brushing of teeth and a treatment like going to the hygienists for a deeper cleansing.

The Goal of Self-Care ~ The Goal of Therapy

Myofascial Release and Wellness of Tampa Bay’s goal for each and everyone of us is to live a fluid, active, happy, pain-free life.  Whether you do or don’t have any certain specific pain or ache but would like to learn a better way of performing self-care stretching and exercise, myofascial self care is a great option for you too. We can teach and demonstrate various activities and techniques designed just for you. Visit https://www.mfroftampabay.com/ to see how we can help you gain fascial freedom.

Feeling the Feelings with the Help of Myofascial Release

Feeling the Feelings with the Help of Myofascial Release


Feelings - We must Feel to Heal

The Story Doesn’t Matter, The Emotions and the Feelings Do!

Feeling felt begin without words, less talking.  Getting better at the ability to feel and ultimately to heal begins with the all encompassing approach called Myofascial Release.  When we talk about the event through words telling the story, the scenario of what has created pain or dysfunction within our body, mind or spirit, we lose the ability to really feel the emotions, restrictions and effects the event created within on our body’s primary system of function and communication called the Myofascial System.  The Myofascial System of the human body composed of Fascia is connected to every cell whether muscle, bone, nerve, or organ within that system and this includes other species of animals as well.   When we repeatedly talk about an event or injury over and over whether physical or emotional, we deny the myofascial system to fully process all those necessary feelings and emotions that the “story or cause” created within us.  We deny ourselves the ability to fully and completely heal.

Feel to Heal - We Must Begin to Feel to Heal

We Must Begin to Feel to Heal

As we begin to feel the feelings, whatever they are within our bodies and we begin to detach from the story of who, why, what, where or when the feelings were caused and/or created, we actually begin to make huge shifts in the physical state our bodies are in.  Do you really “think” you do not have feelings about a certain event that caused a physical strained on your body?  How about when the physical strain caused you an increase in discomfort or to have to miss out on something really important you were wanting to do?  How about when the physical strain caused you pain?

Feeling and Being Okay is Okay even if it is not Okay right now!

Being Okay is Ok even if it’s not Okay right now!

Sometimes we need to feel and “be” with and accept a particular emotion that is stirred up and felt within ourselves no matter how small or large, real or seemingly insignificant.  There is no set time frame in which we have to feel a certain emotion but there is one thing that is for definite and very real, if we do not feel and process emotions or the physical deficits that are involved with trauma, injury or emotional strains, it most certainly will cause dysfunction within the fascial system of our bodies.  The dysfunction in most cases is what is known as a restriction which is caused by a solidification of the ground substance of the fascia.  The ground substance in the body gives us our fluidity and flexibility and when injured its gives us tightness, restrictions and pain. The ground substance hardens and is kind of like water turning into ice, and can often feel as hard as bone.  This can in most cases be avoided and resolved if we process the emotions that we are feeling at the time they arise within us and let them be actually felt and then move through us and we can then maintain our fluidity and flexibility.

Feeling the Feelings to Heal

Getting Better at Feeling~JFB

Through the use of Myofascial Release, the Barnes Approach, a therapist can find areas of tightness and restrictions that are within the body’s fascia which causing aches or pains and can lead to an array of symptoms that can then become labels or names of various illnesses.  Myofascial Release can be utilized to simply to maintain a general state of well-being and even be used to improve physical abilities with various activities whether recreational or professional.  Myofascial Release can be used very effectively for poor postural alignment due to birthing injuries or sedentary activities of work and life. To completely resolve most types of fascial restrictions, one must get better at feeling and find a highly skilled Barnes trained Myofascial Release Therapist. For more information about what Myofascial Release and Wellness of Tampa Bay can help assist you with please visit https://www.mfroftampabay.com on line or call 727-755-1982.  I can feel you will not regret the decision to begin to feel and move your body and life like you have never felt before


What is Myofascial Release

What is Myofascial Release

What is Myofascial Release? What is Fascia?  Who is Myofascial Release and Wellness of Tampa Bay?

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. The most key and essential element is TIME.  The “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.  It is like holding an ice cube gently in you hand, only time and gentle pressure will melt the ice and return it to a fluid state.

Myofascial Complex

Myofascial Complex

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.

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.) A high percentage of people suffering with pain and/or lack of motion may be having fascial problems, but are not diagnosed.

Myofascial Release is a Hands-On Treatment. Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables me therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia. The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Providing one-on-one therapy sessions that are hands-on treatments during which time the use of a variety of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy in order to restore and return the fascial system and YOU back to a healthier and more functional state of being.

Myofascial Release and Wellness of Tampa Bay not only provides the hands on care you deserve but promotes independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness. Myofascial Release also is used to maintain a healthy state of being. You don’t have to have aches and pains, you just need a body that has fascia and we all have that.  It is a way of performing the flexibility and stability, strength and balance that the bodies need. Myofascial Release treats all ages, all genders and even pets too.

Equine Myofascial Release

Jack and Myofascial Release and Wellness of Tampa Bay

Myofascial Release and Wellness of Tampa Bay provides mobile services to a large service area within the Great Tampa Bay Area of Florida, St.Petersburg, the Gulf Beaches, Clearwater, Largo, Tampa, Lutz, Wesley Chapel, Brandon, Bradenton, Riverview, Suncity, Anna Maria Island, New Tampa, Bell-air, Indian Rocks, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Palmetto, Sarasota, Zephner, Brooksville, Tarpon Springs, and Spring Hill just to name a few. I have been providing health care services for over 20 years.  I found the work of John Barnes Myofascial Release as a patient myself.  After experiencing this amazing and life changing and saving work I knew I had to learn how to provide this to my clients.  As a result, I truly can say I know what it feels like to be on the table as a patient and off the table as a therapist with a compassionate heart that has been there too. When we are in pain or in need of treatment, what better way to receive that right in your own home. I do see clients that come from areas further than I can travel to and can have the ability to treat at a fix location.  Why not visit my website to learn more information and contact me to set up a consultation and treatment today. It really will be the best decision you make for you and your body, mind and spirit.


Equine MyoFascial Release

Equine MyoFascial Release

Myofascial Release is for all kinds!

Equine MyoFascial Release

Equine Myofascial Release takes therapy to a whole new dimension. Myofascial Release treats not just mankind, but all kinds, horses, dogs, cats, birds, fish, you name it.  Equines are such magnificent beings and so full of power and energy that is until their fascia begins to lock them down and restrict their movements just like us.  Because Myofascial release is a manual therapy technique that is used to elongate foreshortened connective tissue and muscle it is very effective at treating the fascial system of horses that is no different than ours.  The fascia forms a web from head to hoof surrounding every muscle, bone, organ, blood vessel, nerve, and cell. Just like us, when the horse is acutely injured or sustains repeated trauma from training, the fascial system tightens as a protective response.

Over time this can lead to poor muscular biomechanics, altered structural alignment, decreased strength and endurance, and produce overuse muscular compensations. Resultant is decreased performance and functional capacity of the horse. By elongating the fascial system we can restore the efficiency of this system. Therefore, restoring the natural abilities of coordination, strength, and power to the horse. Equine Myofascial Release by a trained John Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist that has  are beneficial in creating pain free movement for the horse.  Any horse can benefit from myofascial release therapy, especially those with a history of injury or lameness.

Here are some examples of scenarios you may find familiar:

  • A history of chronic lameness
  • Injuries, or surgeries
  • Decreased performance with no diagnosed problem
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Pain sensitive areas or trigger points
  • Irritability or unwillingness to work

Last April, I was very fortunate to have been able to attend the Equine 1 Myofascial Release seminar come within an hour of my home in Greater Tampa Bay, Florida. It was a pivot turning point for myself in regards to deepening my connection to the fascia and the purity of the work. Animals communicate but not with words like we do, so it was truly an experience of the “feeling and sensing” kind. I am so happy to announce that I will be participating in the Equine 2 class as well as the Skills Enhancement for both Equine 1 and 2 this April 9-11 again in my home area. The instructor Tamara Thomas, PT,  is amazing and truly vested in the benefits of myofascial release for both horse and therapist and making sure that everyone is kept safe as well.

Here is a link to my mentors article on how Equine Myofascial Release began.  I am so please to have gotten to treat so local horses and see first hand how this powerful but gentle work can be life-changing for both animals and mankind.

Myofascial Release for Equines

Kisses of Gratitude - Jack and ME
Learning MFR on Horses
 Jack and ME
Learning from the Best - Myself and Tamara Thomas Equine 1
Cookie and ME - Equine 1
Kisses of Gratitude and Appreciation - Spencer and ME
Eager for Treatment