Boulder Myofascial Release:
Treatment that benefits everyone.
Eliminate Pain. Get Back to the Things you Love.

It’s Not Massage. It’s Better.

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a safe and effective technique of eliminating pain and restoring motion where trauma, stress, poor posture, inflammatory responses, or surgical procedures have created restrictions in the body’s fascia. If left untreated, fascia restrictions can cause a variety of symptoms producing pain, reducing motion, and inhibiting our daily activities.

The MFR technique provides hands-on, sustained therapeutic pressure releasing the myofascial tissue that surrounds and supports most structures in the body—and the results provide relief, restore motion, and enhance flexibility.

What’s Fascia?

Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)

The medical approach is to drug patients so they temporarily are free from pain, but does nothing about the “straight-jacket” of pressure that is causing the pain. Traditional physical, occupational and massage therapy treats the symptoms caused by the pressure of the “straightjacket” of the Myofascial system, but does nothing about the “straightjacket” of pressure that causes and perpetuates the symptoms. This is why so many patients only have temporary results never seeming to get better with traditional therapy. Only Myofascial Release treats the entire Myofascial mind/body complex eliminating the pressure of the restricted Myofascial system (the straightjacket) that causes the symptoms. Myofascial Release will safely and gently release the entire Myofascial complex for lasting and comprehensive results and authentic healing.

The Best Treatment from the Top Experts

Dr. Mark Barnes and his therapists at BackLab are among the top providers of MFR treatment in the country, located in Boulder, Colorado. Every BackLab therapist has been trained in the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach®. Our training ensures an innovative and highly effective whole body evaluation and treatment suited for you.

Myofascial release benefits

Everyone can benefit from MFR treatment. We have provided treatment to thousands of patients and changed many lives over 25 years. MFR treatment helps:


Eliminate Acute and Chronic Pain


Heal from Headaches and Neck Pain


Heal from Fibromyalgia and TMJ Issues


Heal from Sports Injuries and Surgery

We Make Treatment Personal

BackLab provides one-on-one, hands-on therapy sessions to address your unique needs. We use a multitude of myofascial release techniques and movement therapy, address proper body mechanics and movement, and provide you with guidance on self treatment and movement awareness.
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