John Barnes Myofascial Release Approach

Resources and Information

Conditions That Can be Helped With MFR

Click here for a Listing of   Problems MFR Helps

Self Treatment: How to help yourself!

Self-treatment is an essential element of your healing process with Myofascial Release. Become curious about what your body needs from you to truly heal and release stored restrictions and past trauma. Ask your body! Listen and be open to what you hear.

Some Self Treatment Videos:

MFR Self-Treatment for the Psoas Muscles

MFR Self-Treatment for the Pelvic Floor

MFR Self-Treatment for the Pelvic Floor Using Balls

Self Myofascial Release Exercise Video – Balls

MFR Self-Treatment for the Adductor

Self Myofascial Release Exercise with the Cranio Cradle (Also works with a Still Point Inducer)

Self Myofascial Release Exercise with the Theracane

Fix Your Shoulder Pain, Part I

Exercise For The Rotator Cuff, Rotator Cuff Injury, Shoulder Impingement

Some Self Treatment Articles:

Infant Torticollis

Scar Healing, Alternatives to Invasive Procedures

Got Issues In Your Tissues?

Teaching The Nervous System To Forget Chronic Pain – Recall Then Erase

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Is Often Misdiagnosed

Low Back Pain and MFR

What Is Scoliosis

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Educating Clients On The Healing Crisis

Activating The Vagus Nerve

Life After Cesarian Birth

Five Secrets of Real Stretching

RICE: The End of An Ice Age

MFR Articles and Other Resources

Articles

How Mechanotransduction May Affect Cells
by John F. Barnes
Massage Magazine

The John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach – Part 1 (pdf)
by John F. Barnes
PT Massage Magazine, December 2006

The John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach – Part 2 (pdf)
by John F. Barnes
PT Massage Magazine, June 2007

The John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach – Part 3 (pdf)
by John F. Barnes
PT Massage Magazine, October 2007

MFR—The Missing Link
by John F. Barnes

Therapeutic Insight: The Myofascial Release Perspective—Breast Health
by John F. Barnes

Websites & Blogs

Five Secrets of Real Stretching
Posted by Roger Edmunds – Perth Myofascial Release

John F. Barnes Myofascial Release
John F. Barnes, PT, is a world-renowned therapist, author, visionary, and authority on Myofascial Release.

Wholistic Physical Therapy—Myofascial Release Pain Treatment Center
Scott van Niekerk is an Advanced MFR therapist who teaches for John Barnes and runs his own MFR Treatment center in Brewster, NY.

Equine Myofascial Release
Massage Magazine: John Barnes’ Blog

Books

Myofascial Stretching: A Guide to Self-Treatment
A 64-page book with over 130 photographs of myofascial stretching techniques. Co-authors Jill Stedronsky Morton, MS, OTR, and Brenda Pardy, OTR are advanced practitioners of Myofascial Release in the Denver, CO area.

John Barnes’ Healing Ancient Wounds: The Renegade’s Wisdom
This 349-page book with advanced principles and concepts will dramatically increase your effectiveness as a therapist and/or your treatment response as a patient.

Videos

Fireside Chat with John F. Barnes, PT

Fireside Chat Pt 1
Fireside Chat Pt 2

Strolling Under the Skin Pt 1
Strolling Under the Skin Pt 2