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Living in a time when what is considered "normal" is no longer natural and living naturally is no longer considered "normal", Myofascial Release is a solution for staying human.

Change the ways you walk your walk without all of the talk, releasing subconscious holding patterns with Myofascial Release and remembering the movement patterns you originally taught yourself. Movement and sensation are universal languages of the body that are as simple to interpret as "yes" and "no". Rediscover your subconscious's ability to heal through sensation, movement and touch.

Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) is a form of Osteopathic and Functional Medicine that treats the whole person instead of just their symptoms. MFR is a safe, gentle, and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion, function, balance, flow and strength. "Myo" is the prefix for muscle. Fascia is the seamless soft tissue web protecting, supporting, and connecting all systems, tissues, organs, cells, fluid and structures within the body. Fascia is continuously adapting to our external and internal environments and like the Earth, freezes and melts, dehydrates and rehydrates, and shifts in shape. Trauma, inflammatory responses, musculoskeletal imbalances and/or surgical procedures create fascial restrictions that can produce pain and 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.)

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 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. Barnes' Approach acknowledges that the system designed to protect against force, cannot be forced to release and is part of what makes this work unique. The sustained and gentle pressures of The John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach® reminds us of what it felt like being held, rocked, supported, protected and loved like a baby exploring spontaneous movement.
The subconscious is the body's lifelong, innate healer. Myofascial Release is conscious rest for the subconscious. Rest awake and experience healing happening. Train awareness, letting go of tension in places unaware of holding it. Myofascial Release approaches healing in ways that help the body feel what the mind has blocked from consciousness while soothing the subconscious. MFR  restoring joint mobility and balance to all systems. Myofascial Release and unwinding restore balance by softening the overused tissues of the Sympathetic Nervous System and toning the underdeveloped tissues of the Parasympathetic Nervous System. Healing happens without talking. Feeling is healing.

My use of Myofascial Release in Asheville and Black Mountain, North Carolina allows us to treat each patient as a unique individual. One-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which I use a multitude of Myofascial Release and Restorative Movement techniques. I promote client autonomy through education in proper body mechanics and daily Self Myofascial Release, strengthening, flexibility, postural and movement awareness. Treatments include guidance in creating a personalized self care practice to enhance and maintain the benefits of hands on treatment. 
I believe strongly in empowering patient education so that you can take the healing benefits of receiving Myofascial Release in Asheville beyond the table and into your life and can support you with continued care online and in person.


"The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence." 
— Martin Rees


As people are exploring greater fluidity of movement, wholeness, and healing in Asheville and Black Mountain, they try one-off massaging modalities and often find these coming up short. We might find relief for a moment, but our old aches and pains frequently come back. Why is this? They key to free yourself lies in the layers of fascia, and taking care of your fascia in Asheville and Black Mountain can provide you with so many benefits.

Fascia is a material of the body that science neglected to study until recently. Read more about when the media reported that scientists had "discovered" a "new organ" in 2018.

Fascia is the agelessly-adaptable, resilient, seamless and soft tissue structure that does the work of  holistically protecting, containing and connecting everything in the body from the inside-out and outside-in. 

Fascia is a specialized material of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider's web, or a sweater. Fibers vary from delicate to tough; fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as all of our internal organs.  

Fascia is the distributor of force, the transportation system of all fluids, and the feedback-giver of information responsible for all movement, sensation and protection of the body, mind and spirit. Like a worldwide web within, fascia is a unifying and organizational structure connecting all of the systems in the body and the environment, the home where our cells live. Autonomically, Fascia responds and reacts to our internal and external environment, continuously solidifying and softening.

Aging is inevitable, adaptability is ageless.

Throughout our lives, our bodies of water are adapting to be oceanic or statuesque. 

Fascia is the fabric of the body that — like the Earth — freezes and melts, rehydrates and dehydrates, adapts, thrives and survives with changes while in some ways remaining the same.

Sol means sun, one, soil, ground, softened and fluid 
Sol describes the fluid or oceanic consistency, while gel is the more solidified state of our adaptable fascia. Thixotropy is a property that Fascia and the Earth share in being able to continuously change from a sol or fluid state into a "gel" or solid state and vice versa. Fascia is the container of our bodies of water and continuously changes in hydration levels, consistency, shape, and state.

The Autonomic Nervous System is divided into the Sympathetic (fight/ flight/freeze mode) and Parasympathetic (rest and digest mode). The Sympathetic Nervous System is triggered by a perceived threat from the body's internal or external environment into tensing and protecting. This is the duty of our fascia: to instantaneously solidify, harden and become more "gel" to protect our whole being, body, mind and spirit when trauma occurs in our conscious and subconscious layers.. The Parasympathetic mode helps us to recover by signaling the need to rest and digest, relax, release and soften tension from being sympathetic, fascia returns to a "sol" state and harmony in homeostasis. 

If you're looking to harness your Solbody, exploring myofascial release in Asheville, there are three ways you can schedule:

Schedule onlineemail [email protected], or text / call: 484.472.3626.


Your body tells your story.

Master the art of healing 

communicating with the languages of your body as a guide for your daily self care for living a pain free life.

Resting body and mind while awake makes a world of love for you, and that makes love for the world. 


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Unlock the codes to healing yourself through your senses.

Movement and touch are universal languages of the body we originally taught ourselves to speak.

Posture, gait, movement, and body language are our unique expressions of our life experiences, and our self-healing tools. 

My approach to movement is a mindful practice of making the most of everyday movements in order to promote subconscious postural corrections and whole body health. 


Myofascial Healing and Solbody Movement Sessions with Emily

  • Includes personalized hands on Myofascial Release, in person self myofascial release and movement guidance, health history, posture and movement observations, goal setting, photos and/or videos
  • Practice includes: a fusion of personalized hands on Myofascial Release, breathing, self-myofascial release, stretching and massage, Qigong, Pilates, Yin Yoga, functional strengthening techniques using furniture and props: foam rollers, yoga props (Pilates equipment available by request) as movement and manual therapy apparatus. 
  • 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 the body is organized. 
  • Avoid chronic and acute injury, pain and discomfort releasing and elongating myofascial restrictions. 
  • Rest while awake
  • Strengthen 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Improve adaptability, vertical alignment, longevity, health, mobility, stability, balance, athletic performance and life.


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Personalized sessions online and in person 

  • Includes goal specific personalized self myofascial release movement and strengthening guidance, health history, observations, goal setting, photos and/or videos,
  • Practice includes: individualized self-myofascial release for pain resolution and restoration of joint mobility and function, Qigong, Pilates, Yin Yoga, functional stretching and strengthening strategies using furniture and props.




Solbody Movement and Myofascial Bodywork
in Asheville and Black Mountain, North Carolina

Book Your Appointment

Schedule through Emily 484.472.3626 [email protected] 

By appointment 

Tuesdays at Blomkraft Studio 121/2 Wall St. downtown Asheville, NC 28801

Wednesdays and Fridays at Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville 372 Depot St Suite 20 Asheville, Nc 28801

Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Black Mountain contact Emily directly to schedule

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