"To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."
- Buddha
Welcome to Intuitive Healing - Specializing in Myofascial Release in Georgia

Here at Intuitive Healing, our goal is to help you on your path towards optimum health.

We offer a holistic approach that promotes a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Through the use of John Barnes Myofascial release (MFR) we relieve pain, increase body awareness and improve posture. Your path to wellness is exactly that, your path, so we encourage your involvement in the healing process and provide self-care techniques to do at home. Utilizing the principles of MFR we meet you where you are with patience to support and inspire you to achieve your highest state of well-being.

About Myofascial Release

About Myofascial Release

John Barnes is a Physical Therapist who, through an injury of his own, developed a new way of working with the body. When traditional PT was not working to resolve his pain John Barnes began exploring various healing/bodywork techniques and doing more research on the fascial system. Over time he began practicing on himself and learned through this that gentle pressure and sustained pressure yielded the greatest results. He then started practicing on his patients and developed a system that he would call the Myofascial Release Approach.

The John Barnes Myofascial Release Approach (MFR) is a gentle hands-on type of body work that restores function and reduces pain in the body by releasing restrictions in your fascia. Your fascia is a living, fluid, and dynamic web of connective tissue that spans your entire body connecting your muscles, organs and even nervous system. Most often trauma, repetitive motion, poor posture and surgery disrupt areas of your body and cause a hardening of the fascia that pulls the web and creates pain and dysfunction in the system.

These restrictions can be found though postural analysis, direct touch, and communicating with the client. A therapist applies gentle sustained pressure at restricted areas and waits for the tissue to melt. Tissue is never forced. Patience, waiting at a restriction barrier, and compassion, never forcing or breaking through tissue, are some of the guiding principles for MFR.

What To Expect
What to Expect From Myofascial Release

MFR is different than regular massage in a number of ways. No lotions or oils are used during the session. Restrictions are held with gentle sustained pressure for a minimum of 3-5 minutes. Because of this the whole body is rarely treated in one session however the sustained pressure allows for lasting results in areas being treated. Clothing is worn during treatments, usually a 2 piece bathing suit, loose fitting shorts and a sports bra or tank top for women and loose fitting shorts for men.

Postural Analysis is used before and after each treatment to both assess where your unique fascial restrictions are and to observe any changes made in your body from the treatment.

These treatments are done in the privacy and convenience of your own home. I bring my table, sheets, music and anything else that I need for the session.

Problems MFR Can Help With

  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Problems (Urgency, Frequency, Incontinence, Overactive Bladder, Leakage)
  • Birth Injuries
  • Bulging Disc
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical and Lumbar Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Herniated Disc
  • Headaches or Migraines
  • Infertility
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
  • Scars (hypertrophic, hypersensitive, painful, burn scars, mastectomy scars)
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shin Splints
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Tinnitus (Ringing of the ears)
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vulvodynia
  • Whiplash

* Borrowed with permission from John F. Barnes, P.T.
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