Massage Therapy of Temecula (858) 336-6566
Assisting your healing journey. Pain reduction/relief, Stress management by Myofascial Release by John F. Barnes, PT.,LMT's approach, and Integrated Therapy provided by Ayako Kobayashi Knowles (LMT, HHP, CLT)(858)336-6566

What is Myofascial Release?








There are different forms of Myofascial Release being practiced, such as Rolfing.  I am specializing in one which was developed and taught by Mr. John F. Barnes, PT,LMT.

John F. Barnes, P.T., L.M.T., N.C.T.M.B., is an international lecturer, author and acknowledged expert in the area of myofascial release. He has instructed more than 50,000 therapists worldwide in his myofascial release approach, and he is the author of Myofascial Release: the Search for Excellence (Rehabilitation Services, Inc., 1990) and Healing Ancient Wounds: the Renegade’s Wisdom (Myofascial Release Treatment Centers & Seminars, 2000). He is on the counsel of Advisors of the American Back Society; is on MASSAGE Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board; and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. For more information, visit


One of the most effective ways to reduce the pain and restriction! 

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate. The use of Myofascial Release allows the therapist to look at each patient as a unique individual. Therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which the therapist uses a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy.


Hands-On Treatment 

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


What is Fascia? 

Fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web or a sweater.
Fascia is a tough connective tissue which spreads throughout the body in a three dimensional web form, surrounding every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord, all the way down to cellular level.

The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is actually one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. In this way you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.


Myofascial Release is safe, gentle and highly effective in reducing the following:

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Movement restriction
  • Spasm
  • Temporomandibular pain
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Traumatic and surgical scarring
  • Reducing shoulder and neck pain

For more information about Myofascial Release, please visit

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