MYOFASCIAL RELEASE THERAPY
the John F. Barnes Approach
Myofascial Release (also known as MFR) is a very powerful hands-on therapy which engages the fascial system (connective tissue) to help regain mobility and reduce pain by lifting restriction to the body.
By engaging the fascia for a prolonged period of time, the collagen component is activated and a phenomenon called Piezoelectricity occurs. This is when the tissue starts to elongate and restriction will start to be addressed.
What is Fascia? Fascia can be compared to a 3 dimensional spiders web, one continuous structure which connects everything in our body. It is what holds us up.
Trauma, surgery, stress and many other factors can cause this fascia to harden, bringing a huge load of pressure to pain sensitive structures (up to 2000 pounds per square inch!).
What can you expect from your treatment? Every body is different. After and intake and an assessment I will start the treatment. Through feedback and visual cues the fascia will guide us through the session.
Will result be immediate? it can be, and sometimes it takes a few sessions in a shorter period of time to obtain more permanent results. It all depends on the person and the restrictions we are dealing with.
The video's below will give some insight regarding John F. Barnes MFR and what living fascia looks like.
* What is BodyMind Coaching and who is it for?
BodyMind Coaching is for anyone who is ready to make a change in their life, knowing that what they are experiencing daily
right now isn't working for them anymore...
For those who feel stressed and tired from their discomfort and feel like life is living them, instead of the other way round.
Does this sound like you? Then please carry on reading!
The body is the best guide to show you when things aren't aligned in your life, when something just 'isn't right'....and when they aren't, things will start manifesting in physical ailments:
*Stress *Chronic Pain *Inflammation *Sleeplessness. *Headaches *Lethargy
* Fibromyalgia *Women's Health Issues, and the list goes on.
THIS is your body telling you: STOP & PAY ATTENTION!!
So what needs to change...and how?
First of all: you are not alone! Let me explain why you are feeling like this:
It has to do with the fact that you are not living according to your true core values and you may not be setting the correct boundaries for yourself, which results in you putting yourself on the Back Burner....whilst keeping other on the front! Isn't it exhausting to always be juggling all of the responsibilities, when all your body wants is for you to take care of yourself? To rest? Recover? Get healthy? To move to the Front Burner...?
BodyMind Coaching helps you shine a light on your inner wisdom and give it a voice.
It gives you the tools to step-by-step make the changes you already know
you need to make.
We do this by first really getting you in tune with your own body.
By learning to hear what the Enteric Nervous System is saying (the brain in your belly, yes we have one! Are you familiar with that gut-feeling?!) and connecting it with the brain you are already familiar with. This is going to be your guide to connect with your body-mind intelligence and lead you to living a more aligned life, reducing chronic stress and consequent discomfort/pain.
. The tools for this will become the compass for guiding you the rest of your life!
What might some results be?
*Reduction of stress/discomfort *Happier disposition *Better decision making *Personal Boundary Setting *Those around you will benefit *Energy Levels will shift
*Living more in Presence
Combined with Myofascial Release Therapy, also a body-mind therapy, this is a very powerful Coaching strategy!
If you would like to know more by scheduling a discover call, contact me at
(+297) 592-4504 or through the contact form at the bottom of this page.
I am the first SoulCollage® facilitator on the island of Aruba and bring it to the island proudly.
SoulCollage® is a beautiful, fun and at the same time profound process of collaging images with which we can ultimately create our own personal deck of cards, expressing ourselves in a creative manner, and along the way discover more about who we are.
We choose these images through intuition or one can even say that the images choose us!
The images you will use come from recycled magazines and books, which we then cut or tear and finally paste onto a 5x8 inch piece of backing-board.
The cards that we create, are a reflection of various parts within ourselves: who we are, who we are guided/taught/challenged by, what is important in our lives and needs attention at a given point. We delve deeper into the cards by giving them a ‘voice’ using the ‘I am one who…’ exercise.
This process can give you insight into aspects of your personality; into things that might be holding you back; how you can feel supported in current life events. These are just a few examples!
We are all on our own path and each deck of cards will be unique.
You might not believe you are an artist. Trust me, YOU ARE!
If you can work a pair of scissors and know how to glue something you are ready to make your own SoulCollage® cards.
Please check my facilitator page at
You may choose to have an event at home for you and your friends, this is a beautiful process for birthdays, baby showers, bachelorette parties. Should you be interested, please contact me about pricing and other details.
In the near future I shall also offer SoulCollage® in my practice combined with BodyMind Coaching.
"Debby has an incredible ability to both nurture and nourish your entire body through her bodywork. Her touch is incredibly powerful and she has a unique ability to intuit what your body needs. Her caring and kind spirit match her wonderful talent as a therapist and I look forward to the next opportunity I have to work with her. Amazing healer and wonderful woman! "
Anita Poushan LMT, Activist
"Deb is a healer. Her knowledge and expertise as a myofascial therapist, as well as being a genuine listener has taken me on a journey of wellness. From the moment I entered her quiet respite, I felt a sense of calm and knowing I was going to feel better. The option of 3 sessions in a two week period was a great choice for me. Sessions were interactive, with Debby noting and reacting to my body’s cues. An immediate “recap” after the session allowed discussion for continuing the healing process. Deb’s follow up text a couple of days after session was also an indication of a caring professional."