James River Myofascial Release - Richmond, Virginia
Gentle, Hands On Therapy Releasing Pain and Tightness

Self Myofascial Release (SMR)

Self Myofascial Release is a very important part of Myofascial Release. It helps to maintain the progress made during MFR treatments and will benefit progress in future treatments. It empowers you to take action when pain comes knocking on your body.

Along with this, SMR opens the door for you to pay attention to yourself. To tune in to how your body is feeling when treating and noticing how it feeds back. The more we allow ourselves to lean into and learn from what we are feeling, the deeper the treatments will become and the better the results will be.

Devoting 7-10 minutes a day of self-treatment will help. Longer on your weekends if life allows.

 

Self Myofascial Release Manuals

Manual on Myofascial Self Treatment"Comprehensive Myofascial Self Treatment Book Your Path to Authentic Healing and Pain Relief"
by Joyce Karnis, PT
-purchased through the MFR website, HERE. Scroll down to the book.


Learn:
-Understand What Myofascial Restrictions Are & How Restrictions Contribute to Your Pain
-Discover How Myofascial Stretching Is Different From Traditional Stretching
-View Stretches & Tools Used to Decrease Your Pain & Improve Your Function

 

Myofascial Stretching: Guide to Self-Treatment"Myofascial Stretching: A Guide to Self-Treatment
by Jill Stedronsky, MS, OTR and Brenda Pardy, OTR
- purchased through Jill's website, HERE.

Myofascial Stretching: A Guide to Self-Treatment
 is a unique manual of techniques that results in permanent lengthening of the body's connective tissue and dramatically improves health and quality of life.
 

 

"Healing Ancient Wounds" by John F. Barnes, PT"Myofascial Release Healing Ancient Wounds: The Renegade's Wisdom"
by John F. Barnes, PT 
-purchased through the MFR website, HERE.


“Myofascial Release Healing Ancient Wounds: The Renegade's Wisdom” explores the intuitive awareness and dynamic mind/body healing principles of Myofascial Release. 

This intriguing book was also written for your patients/clients to educate, motivate and inspire them to accelerate, deepen and enhance their treatment response.

 

YouTube Instruction
What Are Good Treatment Tools for Self MFR?

CranioCradle
How To Use the CranioCradle for MFR

Yellow Ball (One will be provided by your therapist)
**Lying Down
MFR Self Treatment for the Psoas (Deep Hip Flexor)
MFR Self Treatment for the QL and Obliques (Side Low Back)
MFR Self Treatment for the Back
MFR Self Treatment for the Calves
MFR Self Treatment for the Thigh
MFR Self Treatment for the Hip
MFR Self Treatment for the Chest
MFR Self Treatment for the Shoulder
MFR Self Treatment for the Inner Thigh
MFR Self Treatment for the IT Band (Outer Thigh)

**Sitting
MFR Self Treatment for the Plantar Fascia
MFR Self Treatment for the Hamstring
MFR Self Treatment for the Pelvic Floor

**Standing
MFR Self Treatment for the Back
MFR Self Treatment for the Forearm

Foam Roller
MFR Self Treatment with a Foam Roller

Stretching
MFR Self Treatment for the Dural System
MFR Self Treatment for the Pelvic Floor
MFR Self Treatment for the Hip and Back Pain
MFR Self Treatment for the Legs and Low Back

Body Back Buddy
MFR Self Treatment for the Neck, Back and Shoulders
MFR Self Treatment for the Neck and Head
MFR Self Treatment for the Plantar Fascia

Hands
MFR Self Treatment for Eye Tension

 

Perth Myofascial Release's YouTube Channel is a great resource for self Myofascial Release education. Joni Edmund, PT is a wonderful MFR Therapist, who has worked at one of John's treatment centers,  made these videos. She and her husband, Roger(also wonderful therapist), now practice near Atlanta, GA.