Emily pull cropEmily pull crop Myofascial Release (MFR) is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. 

It contains an essential “time element,” working with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate. The John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach®  focuses on treating the cause of pain rather than just the symptoms, encouraging patient empowerment and autonomy throughout the healing process. 

Trauma, inflammatory responses, 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.) What do do about all this pressure?

My use of Myofascial Release in Asheville, North Carolina allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. One-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which I use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. I promote self-sustainability through education in proper body mechanics and movement, improved flexibility, enhancement of strength, and postural and movement awareness. I also give you self-treatment instruction so that you can take these dynamic results home with you!

Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is unique, and performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables us to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.

The system that protects against force cannot be forced to release. When adapting to touch, there is a thin edge between what the body and mind sense as therapeutic vs injurious. Life and love can be painful; movement and healing don't need to be. 

Your body tells your story.

Movement is a universal language body we originally taught ourselves. 

Posture, movement and body language are expressions of our life's experience and self-healing tools.  

I believe so strongly in patient education, so that you can take the healing benefits of Myofascial Release in Asheville beyond my table an into your life. Here's what I help you do, in-session and in your life:

  • Create a practice of choosing to consciously and subconsciously change your movement habits.
  • Rediscover natural movement without 'designer' exercise instruction.  
  • In lieu of doing proscribed 'exercises' in a gym, mindfully move in the ways our bodies are designed to move in the patterns of everyday living.
  • Blend our universal developmental and functional movement patterns and Self Myofascial Release Therapy to autonomously restructure your strength while restoring your softness. 
  • Unwind patterns and reorganize your understanding of how you are organized. 
  • Avoid chronic and acute injury, pain and discomfort releasing and elongating myofascial restrictions. Rest while awake and reshape yourself without imposing injury. 
  • Develop a habitual daily self care practice to maintain balance in the tensegrity adaptability and hydration of your fascia. 
  • Refresh and harmonize your body, mind and spirit connection. 
  • Movement and touch are medicine and main ingredients in the recipe for happiness, longevity, health, functional joint mobility, stability, balance, athletic and lifetime performance.
  • Create healing seeking pleasure and finding joy in breathing, free range movement and conscious touch. 
  • Change the look and feel of your internal and external landscape learning how to translate the languages of your body. 
  • Maintain lifelong adaptability, mobility, balance and vertical alignment. 


Personalized sessions with Emily are available by appointment — in-person Myofascial Release in Asheville, PA, and online. Please email [email protected] text or call Emily 484.472.3626.

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Tune yourself

to nature's rhythms

Light and love ripple through bodies of water

Drop anchor within and dive in deeply with the force of a butterfly

Tend the garden 

of your internal landscape

with Mother Nature's universal medicines: love, breath, movement and touch