The John F. Barnes method of MFR is gentle and never forceful. Therefore, the pressure applied is always in tune with what your body needs and within your tolerance level. As pressure is applied into areas of tightness, sometimes a warmth or sense of stretch or tension is felt. As the tissue releases, tightness softens, pain eases, and body alignment changes. After a treatment session, some people experience short-term soreness as a body accommodates this real change. It is likely you will experience a reduction in symptoms, increased energy levels, and improved sleep patterns following a treatment session.
For each person, the treatment can feel different depending on acuteness, pain levels and level of restrictions present. In general, the sensations are gentle but powerful. The sustained stretch on the fascial tissue held by the therapist can feel subtle at first but grow in sensation.