Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the fascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

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.

What is Fascia?

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.

Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create fascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures.  The medical approach is to drug patients so they temporarily are free from pain, but does nothing about the “straight-jacket” of pressure that is causing the pain.

Myofascial release provides lasting and comprehensive results and authentic healing. Some of the many issues Myofascial release helps are as follows:

  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Disc Problems
  • Migraines
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Neurological Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Adhesions
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Jaw Pain (TMJ)
  • Painful Scars
  • Scoliosis
  • Infants/Children
  • Sciatica
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Women’s Health Issues

One of the leading teachers in the field of Myofascial release is John F. Barns.  John was named one of the most influential persons in the therapeutic profession in the last century.  John F. Barnes, PT has been treating patients since 1960.

Many of our therapists at Core Elements are trained in Myofascial release.  Nicole Mielke is an expert in John F. Barnes Myofascial release.

Core#17 (1 of 1)                                        MFR

Nicole Mielke RMT                            Fascial web between muscle fibre and skin which spans the entire body


Come experience the pain relief and benefits to this amazing treatment. It is easily incorporated into any massage.

Book online at www.orleanscoreelements or call 613-590-9339


All above info from John F. Barnes, PT