James River MFR (myofascial release) exclusively practices authentic MFR, as taught by John F. Barnes, PT. Myofascial Release is safe, gentle and consistently effective at producing results that last.
Trauma, inflammation, 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.)
The medical approach is to drug or inject patients so they temporarily are free from pain, but does nothing about the “straight-jacket” of pressure that is causing the pain. Traditional physical, occupational and massage therapy treats the symptoms caused by the pressure of the “straightjacket” of the Myofascial system, but does nothing about the “straightjacket” of pressure that causes and perpetuates the symptoms. This is why so many patients only have temporary results never seeming to get better with traditional therapy. Only Myofascial Release treats the entire Myofascial mind/body complex eliminating the pressure of the restricted Myofascial system (the straightjacket) that causes the symptoms.
I graduated from Institute of Massage Therapies in Richmond, VA in May 2012. I'm a state licensed massage therapist in Richmond, VA. I have been practicing John F. Barnes Myofascial Release since 2013 and have 5 years of extensive training in Barnes MFR.
At James River MFR, I aim to help you:
-Get Back to Enjoying Life Again!