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Welcome to Real Relief
The John Barnes MFR (Myofascial Release) therapist at Real Relief Myofascial Release

Are you in pain, searching all over the internet looking for the next type of treatment to try? 
Have you received Myofascial Release (MFR) in the past and are ready for more?
Are you a therapist, perhaps a Myofascial Release therapist, long in need of treatment and finally ready to take some time for You?
Do you keep hearing the term "Myofascial Release" online and want to know what it is?



Where is Real Relief Myofascial Release located?
This practice has locations in Clearwater, Florida and St. Petersburg, Florida.
They are conveniently located to cover all of Pinellas County, part of Pasco County, and part of Hillsborough County... including Clearwater, Eastlake, Countryside, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Honeymoon Island, Oldsmar, Westchase, Feather Sound, Town & Country, Tarpon Springs, Holiday, New Port Richey, Citrus Park, Trinity, St Petersburg, Bellaire, Pass-a-Grille, Pasadena, Gulfport, Tierra Verde, Terra Ceia, Pinellas Park, and Largo.
See both Locations
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Who does Real Relief Myofascial Release treat?
Anyone experiencing any amount of physical pain, limitation, asymmetry/imbalance, or simply wishing to
prevent these unpleasant and unnecessary states and feel more at home in their body, mind, and spirit... embodied. 
I treat adults.  I may treat your cooperative teenager or younger child if we discuss this ahead of time.  I do not treat infants or toddlers, but can refer you to local therapists who do.  

How long will I need to keep receiving MFR treatment?

Some recent injuries resolve fairly quickly, occasionally in just one session. 
But most issues have developed over a period of weeks, months, or years, so it can take a series of sessions to start to experience lasting improvement.  
My goal is to have you need to see me less and less as time goes by (and eventually only for an occasional "tune up") as you learn to heal your own body and prevent any additional chronic issues from developing.  
Ideal patient-clients k
now what to expect from MFR treatment and are invested in learning self-healing techniques, so they eventually need me to treat them less often as they learn to correct and manage their own pain, stiffness, and dysfunction. 
Our bodies need a lot of preventive maintenance to counteract the mechanical and emotional stresses of everyday life.  Learning this, and being excited to commit to it, are the keys to enjoying as pain-free and active a life as possible.

What is MFR? 
about fascia, MFR, and the gentle, effective method of MFR that I offer exclusively in my MFR-only practice, which is The John F. Barnes, PT Approach to Myofascial Release (JFB-MFR).


Who will be treating me?
Learn more here
About Me.

What if I have more questions?
Contact Me
to ask me anything or to discuss whether JFB-MFR is a good fit for you.


How do I schedule a Myofascial Release treatment session?

New patient-clients, please read all of the pages on this website so that you are as informed as possible about this form of treatment. 
And then, if you prefer, you can Contact Me to discuss your issues and expectations from MFR. You can schedule your Initial Evaluation & MFR Treatment Session by clicking on the Book an Appointment tab on the menu at the top of any page on this site.

Returning patient-clients, schedule online by clicking on the Book an Appointment tab on the menu at the top of any page on this site. 
Call or text me if you have any problems booking online or to check availability that is not listed in my regular hours in my online scheduling system.


What if I need to think about it for a while?
Subscribe to my Email List to receive occasional special offers, updates to my practice locations and schedule, and occasional emails with a link to a blog post addressing MFR-related topics such as self-treatment techniques

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