Myofascial Release is gentle, effective manual therapy performed by a John F. Barnes trained therapist. It provides real and lasting results different from any other therapy you have experienced. With MFR, your treatments will address the cause of your limitations, not just treat the symptoms.
Traditional medicine and therapy treat pain and emotional and physical dysfunction with medications and other modalities like ice/heat, exercises and ultrasound. Myofascial release treats the whole person as an individual and uses proven techniques to allow your body heal itself.
MFR can treat many issues including:
Back and Neck Pain
Hip and Knee Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Scars (surgical, C-section, wounds)
Breast implant/explant surgery
Women's Health issues
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Jennifer Lind, M.S. Ed., OTR/L
I am an expert level therapist that has been taking John F. Barnes Myofascial Release courses since 2014. I have utilized his principles and techniques since day 1 of my first class. This is authentic healing and a true picture of what healthcare should look like, treating the whole body and mind. I have been a licensed Occupational therapist for 21 years and also have a Master's degree in Adult Education, as well as 20 years practicing and teaching yoga. I also have certification to teach English as a Second Language. I have worked in various healthcare settings, with ages from 2-102 and also spent 3.5 years working for the National Health Service in London, England. I am certified to teach MFR Yoga and do so regularly with my clients to help them help themselves. I am also a John Barnes approved Myofascial Release Study Group Leader.
I have completed the following John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Courses, placing me at "Expert Level":
MFR 1, 2 & 3
Unwinding and Advanced Unwinding
A Skill Enhancement Seminar training directly with John F Barnes in his clinic Therapy on the Rocks in Sedona, AZ
Several class repeats
Let me help you make real changes in your life to your physical, mental and emotional self. Stop hurting and start healing. Live the life you deserve!
Rebecca Brown, COTA/L
I am the Practice Manager for our Bradenton location. I was introduced to this amazing and healing work in 2014 while taking MFR1 and have since utilized this practice in multiple areas from the home health occupational therapy sector to peer study groups to one-on-one treatment sessions. I have been an occupational therapy assistant for 15 years with my Associates of Science in Occupational Therapy Assisting and Associates of The Arts in Healthcare Sciences. I also treat children and adults with tongue ties and believe in teaching my clients to treat themselves to empower them on their healing journey. I have completed the following John F. Barnes Myofascial Release courses:
⁃ MFR 1
⁃ MFR 2
⁃ Cervical- Thoracic
Kanna Shepherd, OTR/L, MOT, CLT-LANA, CEAS
I am an Occupational Therapist from Sarasota, FL and received my degrees from The University of Louisiana and Louisiana State University. I am Board Certified as a lymphedema therapist as well as holding a certification in Ergonomic Assessment. I have practiced as an OT for over 10 years and my drive to find the best possible treatment for clients led me to John Barnes Myofascial Release. Application of these techniques has helped me to treat clients in the field of oncology, edema and wound care and pain management. I have also volunteered as an OT in Cambodia and with the Junior League of Sarasota where I was recognized with awards for service. Giving back to the community and caring for others is my passion, so John Barnes Myofascial Release has been a natural transition.
Alyse Hooten- LMT
I am Alyse Hooten and I am a licensed Massage Therapist. I have been practicing for over 2 and a half years and receiving John Barnes MFR as a client for 3 years. I received a medical and pathology-focused education at OTC Avalon Park, learning many therapeutic modalities. I also provide services at a luxury spa. I have received John Barnes Myofascial Release as a client and understand firsthand the healing benefits for both body and mind. So I am honored to be a part of this team providing therapeutic massage as a part of your healing journey, and incorporating myofascial release as my education of this work continues. In my personal life I am a cat mom, vinyl record collector and foodie and I love a day at the beach, board games with friends and dancing.
Joshua Oppenheimer- LMT, ERYT
I am Joshua Oppenheimer and I am an LMT and ERYT (yoga teacher). I received my Associates in Technical Studies in Massage Therapy from the University of Akron. I grew up as an equestrian and a wrestler which resulted in many injuries that led me to my self care journey. I discovered John Barnes Myofascial Release as a way to heal not only my physical body, but my mental and spiritual self as well. I'm excited to share what I have learned through my own personal experience that has brought me profound healing and freedom. Freedom is waiting for you!
I have completed the following John Barnes Myofascial release courses:
I am Jennifer Kirsch, but you can call me ‘Kirsch’, I have found amazing Jennifer’s along my journey in life, so I go by my last name! I am a native Floridian and currently live in Tampa Palms with my daughter and husband. My love of Yoga began in my mid twenties and I eventually took the leap into being an instructor including certifications from ASFA and Les Mills for Yoga. I continue to practice, learn, and explore all things that honor the mind-body connection. I became a patient of Myofascial Release after I was in a car accident four years ago and I’m still in a state of healing. I understand chronic pain, and realize the priority of mental health. I also empathize with anyone who just wants to feel better and stronger in their own bodies and mind. I look forward to teaching you MFR inspired ways of caring for yourself, body and mind, and I hope to see you on the mat!