Introduction to Myofascial Release Therapy

An Introduction to Myofascial Release

Attention Chronic Pain Suffers Aged 35+: Countless People Are Frustrated With Current Healthcare Treatments and Are Finding That Myofascial Release Is the Solution to Winning Back Their Health and Reclaiming Their Lives…

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"Discover the Hidden Opportunities of a Very Natural Therapy That Can Be Used to Recover Massive Amounts of Health...

...One That Can Ease Long Term Pain, Reduce Unwanted Stiffness and Release Tension in Tight Muscles, and Can Do So Without Any Fear of Side Effects Whatsoever!"

Yours Free From Specialist Myofascial Release Therapist, Michael Sudbury


Michael Sudbury

Specialist Myofascial Release Therapist

A Personal Message From Specialist Myofascial Release Therapist Michael Sudbury:

Western medicine has done fantastic things and the promise is still bright, but look around and it's not hard at all to find people who aren't really flourishing. In an emergency, you can't ask for anyone better than the fine doctors, surgeons, and nurses in our hospitals… but when it comes to long term health and vitality, too often all you get is another drug or surgery and suggestions on how to cope, and "You're just getting older…"

What makes the difference? Why are some people active and sharp into their later years, with bodies that keep working... when other people seem to be breaking down in their 50's, or 40's, or even younger?

Sure, genetics and food play their parts, but maybe there's another factor.

Actually, those of us using myofascial release have found that factor.

Myofascial Release Could Be the Most Effective Therapy in the History of Health Care...

All the bumps, falls, breaks, and surgeries during all the years of your life cause your tissues to get stiffer and tighter. These "restrictions" build up over time and make everything harder, causing your body to get less mobile, more likely to be injured, and less able to repair and recover.

Myofascial Release uses gentle, sustained pressure to help those stiffened, restricted tissues un-stiffen and become pliable again. This takes the pressure off your joints, frees impinged nerves and discs, and allows your body to repair overly stressed and hurting spots.

With Myofascial Release, you can recover function and mobility, end the pain, and feel good again.

Here’s a Quick Intro to How Myofascial Release Began...

Like probably all innovation and change, MFR got started when the current wisdom and knowledge wasn't cutting it. John F Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB had injured his low back and none of the established therapies were helping him. So...he tried various other things and found that putting pressure into the sore tissues helped. Eventually he realized he must be working with the fascial system, since what he was feeling didn't follow any muscle origin and insertion points. He found that the tissue responded better (and he got more relief) as he held lighter and longer.

He tried using the approach on his patients too and it wasn't long before they were all requesting him and not his other therapists. So he had to teach.

Now, over fifty years later, John Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB is a highly sought after teacher and therapist as people will travel across the world to train with and be treated by him. John and the therapists he has trained are on the leading edge of a transition in health care – one that is pulling away from the logical, but flawed, approaches and absurdly reductionist treatments of standard western medicine.

The John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release Approach® treats the human being as a complete, whole person – not a mechanical, fragmented system of symptoms.

Here Are Just Some of the Additional Benefits People Experience With MFR...

Most people seek myofascial release treatment for a particular symptom, a bad back, neck pain, headaches, etc. etc.

What almost no one realizes at first is just how much is going on in their body! The pain they're complaining about is just the tip of the iceberg!

Now, pretty much everyone would LOVE it if they could just take a pill, or do a little thing, and have the pain go away... Right?

Has that ever really worked?

Quick fixes don't last, we all know this.

Myofascial release works long term because it is thorough. It doesn't cover-up or numb out the symptoms. MFR helps you work through all the twisted, overlapping layers of old injuries and restrictions (the reasons nothing you've tried has worked very well) – to help you regain a body that not only feels better and younger, but actually performs like it too.

Along with reducing or eliminating their pain, people who get myofascial release typically experience

  • More mobility and strength
  • Easier sleep and greater relaxation
  • Other symptoms and pains eliminated too
  • They feel younger and more playful
  • And have more ability to handle any further injury or stress

In short, they thrive – not just get by.

How does a drug compare with all its side effects???

MFR Helps With MANY Different Types of Problems

Back Pains

Whether it's upper or lower back, disc herniations or nerve impingements, rigid and immobile, or weak and painful – myofascial release is excellent for back issues. Fascial restrictions twist and compress the spine, hold it in misalignment, and lead to pinched nerves and crushed or slipped discs.

When you release the restrictions, you get alignment, mobility, and room for everything to heal and strengthen. And of course, less pain.


  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Palsy
  • Tinnitus
  • Dizziness
  • Neck Pain
  • Kinked Neck
  • Limited Range
  • Shoulder Pain or Weakness
  • Frozen Shoulder

Myofascial restrictions lead to many varieties of issues and symptoms, but simply put, nerves get impinged and pulled, joints get sheared, twisted, and jammed, and lymph flow gets slowed or blocked. Symptoms and pain will happen somewhere! Myofascial release frees the tissues and takes the pressure off of pain-sensitive structures.

Nerve Impingements and Tendonitis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Any sort of tendonitis or bursitis

When the fascial system is restricted, it causes twists and pulls throughout your body. Nerves are supported and contained within fascial structures and can't handle much extra pressure. The weight of a single human hair is enough to interfere with nerve function... Fascial restrictions can place up to 2000 lbs of pressure in places that were never meant to support that!

If you've got nerve pain, or repetitive motion injuries, there is almost certainly no need for surgery or nerve blocks! Myofascial release can restore the glide and ease the tension on nerves and tendons so that they don't keep getting damaged.

Weak, Painful Joints

  • Wrist
  • Elbow
  • Fingers
  • Ankle
  • Knee
  • Hip
  • Shoulder

Arthritis, repetitive motion injury, etc... Joints need aligned environments free of excessive tension, pressure, and twisting. Myofascial restrictions cause distortion in your body and lead to overwhelming forces being applied on your joints. Then, as you use those joints, it's like grinding your gears, or running your engine without enough oil. Sooner or later, things are going to break down and hurt.

Myofascial release takes that pressure and distortion out of your body, allowing joints the lubricated movement they need, free from excessive stress. Then your body can repair and get things strong again. It's really quite surprising, the limited function people are putting up with…

Chronic and Systemic Conditions

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • The Doctor gave you a label and a shrug Syndrome

Ah, the people in this group... They hurt and hardly anyone really believes them. Doctors don't know what to do or how to explain it. General and widespread pain.

Okay, so myofascial restrictions can cause some pretty specific pains and issues. But they can also cause widespread chaos and havoc. Imagine if multiple nerves are getting pulled on with almost every move you make. And many joints are stressed to the point of immobility, while others are forced to be hyper-mobile. How about if even your skin is glued to the layers below, making every move just a bit (or a lot) painful?

Organs and digestive systems are fascial structures as well and can easily have their performance affected by restrictions throughout your body. Even things like heartburn and acid reflux can be helped.

If you're dealing with the confusing and frustrating widespread pain of these chronic "conditions," then you very much need to get to a skilled myofascial release therapist. Don't think about it, don't hesitate, just do it. How much longer do you want to deal with all that pain?

Did You Know That There Are Different Types of MFR?

Before you go jumping after anyone who claims to do myofascial release, you need to know there are different approaches. Rolfing, Structural Integration, Graston Technique, FasciaBlasting, Foam Rolling & Lacrosse Balls... All of these can basically be grouped together into what we call soft tissue mobilization. It means, get in there with a tool, an elbow, something, and "break up" those restrictions.

This can be a powerful approach. And a very painful one too. I don't want to knock on these techniques too much, they can be helpful. But they are essentially trying to force and break a tissue system that can't be forced. And will heal itself up tighter and stronger if you break it.

By comparison, The John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release Approach® uses gentle, sustained pressure to aid the dehydrated, glued, and stuck tissues so they can rehydrate, unglue, and unstick. It's like melting an ice cube instead of smashing it into smaller ice chunks.

This approach leads to longer-lasting, more thorough changes and healing. And it's gentle enough to be used even with the most pain-sensitive people.

People Are (Still) Skeptical About MFR Though

It probably wouldn't be fair to talk about myofascial release without bringing up the fact that doctors in particular tend to be skeptical. That really has to do with focus. They've been looking at particular chemicals and nerve pathways and such. Their approach to the myofascial system has pretty much been "cut it out of the way." It's a whole body system that is difficult to study when you're looking at one particular part. It's also mostly been studied in cadavers where the fascial tissue is dry and brittle, which is a lot like studying a telephone pole and thinking you know all about living trees.

Nowadays, leading edge research is excitedly studying all the unexpected ways that the myofascial system is responsible for shaping our health and function. Doctors are coming around, if slowly sometimes.

So it turns out, as a society, we've accepted too little when it comes to health and vitality. Feeling good, moving well, and enjoying your later years really is possible. Recovery from so many afflictions isn't as hard as we think. It just takes a different focus, a different approach... If that sounds good to you, there are lots of different options for you – you can arrange to talk to me on the phone, you can request a free (no obligation) MFR “discovery” session, or you can learn more about Myofascial Release and who it’s for by claiming your free report below.

There are a limited number of free copies of this report available – so please request it today.

Committed to Restoring Your Potential,

Michael Sudbury
Specialist Myofascial Release Therapist

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"Discover the Hidden Opportunities of a Very Natural Therapy That Can Be Used to Recover Massive Amounts of Health...

...One That Can Ease Long Term Pain, Reduce Unwanted Stiffness and Release Tension in Tight Muscles, and Can Do So Without Any Fear of Side Effects Whatsoever!"

Yours Free From Specialist Myofascial Release Therapist, Michael Sudbury

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Basically I was stuck and losing hope.

I was experiencing sciatic pain in my hip and back area that ran down my leg to my foot. It was the kind of pain that made driving and sitting extremely uncomfortable and would leave me needing to take 1-2 hour long sessions of laying down during the middle of the day, each day. I was taking Ibuprofen twice a day just to function in my job as an outdoor guide, and could not do what I love which is being active in nature - hiking, climbing and skiing due to pain and tightness throughout my hips, back, and IT bands. I tried acupuncture, body code therapy, TENS units, my usual yoga routine, and none of it did more than alleviate the pain and tightness for an hour or so. Basically I was stuck and losing hope. It felt like age, wear and tear, and what I saw as bad genetics was catching up to me.

It has been a little over 3 months since I started working with Release Works, and I am back to hiking, climbing, skiing, and yoga on a regular basis. There is still more work to be done, and I think it is important to understand that your body is always changing. This is the exciting part! Through allowing ourselves to unwind and release, becoming more aware, and discovering the  changing nature of  what is causing us pain, we can experience healing that is lasting.




Back to running and being active. 

Kristal (20s) was already trapped when she found us, her back tightening in pain. She’d been seeing chiropractors and physical therapists since 12 and 15 years of age with only a little bit of temporary relief. She’d given up on being athletic and could hardly be all that active even. Now she was sitting at a desk, trying to be productive but getting even more hunched as her head and back ached.

I remember she couldn’t even begin to arch her spine backwards her spine and ribs were so rigid. She had no clue how that was supposed to work in her body and couldn’t feel the movement at all. (There wasn’t any…)

She was pretty excited coming in one day to show how something had shifted, almost unlocked, and she could get her back arching a little bit.

Kristal has been in less and less back pain, with greatly reduced headaches. She also had a bit of a scare over a cyst putting lots of pressure into her abdomen – these things can be pretty dangerous. Once she felt it reduce and shrink as we treated the area, however, she had no more concern. She was right – medical tests showed we’d helped the cyst to completely disappear.

Kristal is now a big fan of ours as she’s had her headaches and back pain greatly reduced, and she’s back to running and being active. Her life is looking much brighter.


I had a knee replacement and was in great distress and pain. I’d tried massage, chiropractic, saunas, hot tubs, ice, heat, stretching classes, exercise classes, yoga, acupuncture...lots of things. Some helped a bit, for a day or two, some for a week or two, but the issues always come back. MFR is the first thing that has worked on a long term basis. I could go to a chiropractor over and over and over again for an issue that you could actually clear up, whereas a chiropractor doesn't actually clear it up. You take no drugs, and the ability to heal, rather than mask, issues is tremendous.

[The knee replacement] was a lot more intense than I thought [it would be]. You've lowered the swelling, the heat, and the inflammation and you're giving me more movement than I had been getting in physical therapy. We've worked on some other things too…my neck, my back, and we’re going to work on my bad wrist… I'm in for an overhaul. 

I never miss out on things, I power through it. But the difference is, it's nice to not have to power through it, it's nice to have it feel good when I am active. I was always beat up. Now I'm feeling good doing it. Big difference. Easing the muscles and getting them, and my body, supple again… it's amazing.

I skied hard today and kept up with everyone with no problem. My butt is turning rainbow colors of blue & green, but it hasn’t slowed me down at all. My leg is lifting , my body turning and I felt GREAT today. 

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