Myofascial Release during COVID-19
Now, more than ever, we believe that the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual parts of your being are integral to your healing.
StillPointMFR was not exempt from all of the sweeping change during recent years. Currently, the main focus of my practice is to teach Myofasical Self-Care, both in-person and online. I am not taking new 1:1 clients at this time, but am available to discuss how MFR or Myofascial self-care may benefit you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out: [email protected]
Myofascial Release Services at StillPoint MFR
For many, arriving at StillPoint Myofascial Release is a sigh of relief. Both the one-on-one treatments and the Group Therapy classes offer direct ways to engage and release the fascial restrictions in the body that are causing you pain, tension and dis-ease.
Whether you come to StillPoint MFR for an individual treatment session or a Group Therapy class, it is our goal to educate you and bring you deeper awareness to the role fascial restrictions play in the body. Both the hands-on approach and the small-group classes are loaded with opportunities to feel, heal, learn and release; bringing you into harmony with your BodyMindSpirit. Scroll to learn more about StillPoint's unique approach to Myofascial Release.
One-on-One Therapy Sessions
Come as you are, and get on the table. A one-on-one therapy session is always designed to meet your individual needs; to see, hear and feel where you and your body are—and to meet you there.
After verbally checking in with how and what you are feeling, your therapist will begin the session with a brief postural analysis. One of the goals we work towards is to bring the physical structure into an aligned and balanced state. Seeing the body visually gives clues as to where the fascial restrictions are!
Rooted deeply in Myofascial Release techniques, any given session may also offer a blend of Craniosacral Techniques or Therapeutic Massage to tailor the treatment to meet your needs. As no two sessions are alike, you may experience a range of deep relaxation to therapeutically challenging moments, or anything in between.
Fascial restrictions respond very well to time, sustained pressure and allowing the body to lead. In a one-on-one session, be ready to slow down and feel into sensation. As the fascial system becomes engaged, subtlety is profound and sensation is paramount. It is here that communication is essential—verbal and otherwise.
Myofascial restrictions have a specific texture, quality and visual presence to them. An experienced therapist can find and engage these areas of restriction as a starting point for the session. Myofascial techniques allow the body to begin to let go and release. As this happens, the body then begins to offer a ‘road map’ as to where to go next. The engagement of the fascial system is like an internal language that is expressed by your body and heard by the therapist.
Chances are, in a one-on-one session you will have the chance to feel something very important for your body to process. Your therapist may help you decipher these subtle (or therapeutically challenging) messages. Ready to feel what you have been missing?
"Once you've experienced Myofascial Release with Renie Allen, you'll find it is like stringing a guitar- stretching and really fine tuning in to your own true self!
Carolee - Falmouth, Maine
Myofascial Release Sessions & Treatment Fees
The Tried & True Session
$160 /60 minutes
- 60 minute personalized Myofascial Release therapy session
A Deeper Exploration
$225 /90 minutes
- 90 minute personalized Myofascial Release therapy session
An Intensive Experience
$320 /120 minutes
- 120 minute personalized Myofascial Release therapy session
Group Therapy Classes
These small-group classes are designed to help you take your healing into your own hands. Utilizing the same Myofascial principles from our hands-on approach, we apply them while on the mat, using foam rollers, balls, stretching and movement. Whether you are looking to maximize your time between treatment sessions, start or expand your Self-Care regimen, or learn more about Myofascial Release, this class has something to offer you. Visit the Group Therapy page for more details.
Group Therapy myofascial release class has offered me the opportunity to slow down and pay attention to my body in a new way. Connecting with bodily nuance while working with the foam roller and balls has continued outside of class into a deepening awareness of how my body is speaking to me. It is miraculous what great music, skillful instruction, and attentive presence can do to unfurl me."
Laurie - Yarmouth, Maine
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release (MFR), as taught by John F. Barnes, is a highly effective, full body, hands-on approach. This manual therapy can provide profound results for a wide range of physical ailments. It has the potential to reach in to the Whole Body… physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It views each individual as a whole person and creates an environment to allow one’s-Self to inherently heal.
To simply describe a complex system, fascia is an interconnected web in our body that runs head to toe without interruption. It is a tough connective tissue that supports our entire being, from the largest structures in our body down to the cellular level. Until recently, the fascial system has been largely ignored by most professionals in the healthcare industry.
Physical or emotional trauma, inflammation or postural misalignment can cause fascial restrictions, leading to pressure on pain sensitive structures. This excessive pressure acts as a “straight jacket” in our body, producing symptoms such as pain, headaches, limited range of motion or even a general “stuck-ness” as it relates to Life, inhibiting movement. The modality of myofascial release uses sustained pressure and gentle stretching or compression into the fascial system, allowing it to regain fluidity and relieve the tension of this tough connective tissue.
Although MFR addresses the symptoms at hand, it is designed to discover and rectify the restrictions that are often the root of the problem!
StillPoint's Approach to MFR
At StillPoint Myofascial Release, we believe that the therapeutic relationship is one of mutual regard. It is an ebb and flow between client and therapist, a meeting on common ground. Each session utilizes a unique blend of Myofascial Release, CranioSacral techniques and Therapeutic Massage. Your MFR therapist is here to help facilitate your body’s own inherent ability to heal.
Your therapist will work with you to design a treatment to meet your specific needs. Whether you are looking for a reduction in physical symptoms, greater movement, enhanced performance, or ways to incorporate your healing on a deeper level, a session will be tailored to help meet your individual goals.
For greatest effectiveness, Myofascial Release treatment is best received:
- After a postural analysis
- On bare skin, with no oil or lotion
- With a skilled practitioner
- In a safe environment
- With an open, curious mind
- With a desire for authentic healing
- While giving yourself permission to explore and let go~
Since Myofascial Release looks to the entire body for its answers, many physical and emotional ailments can be addressed through this modality. StillPoint Myofascial Release holds the intention to help free you of pain and increase movement, all while living your life to its fullest potential!
Through the gentle, non-invasive touch of MFR, many people have already experienced the benefits of reducing or eliminating:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Chronic pain
- Acute Injury
- Headaches /Migraines
- Restriction of motion
- Carpal tunnel
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Sports injuries
- Tension / Stress
- Mental Clutter
- Spiritual Stagnation