I am a certified QEST (Quantum Energetics Structured Therapy) practitioner that follows a protocol agreed upon by the board of directors of the QEST group. This work is based in the philosophy of Chinese medicine where doing something to affect the energy body also affects the physical body. I personally decided to learn the work as it helped me so dramatically with a severe digestive problem. In 2006 I began studying under Riesa Liebergan and her mentor Dr. Bernie Finch, and I have a yearly requirement of continuing education to remain certified.
At the same time I began learning QEST, I was exposed to the self-healing power of T’ai Chi Ch'uan and decided to take this on as a daily practice. Upon completion of my QEST studies, I was practicing T’ai Chi daily, eating a healthy diet and was in the best shape of my life.
Being a professional musician, I suffered from shoulder tightness and pain for several years. I found it was becoming increasingly difficult to relieve my pain using only the QEST protocol. I began getting treated by a John F. Barnes trained Myofascial Release therapist and it was THEN that I realized the power of this therapy. I was so impressed with Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) that I began to study with John and have since added his philosophies and techniques to the QEST energetic work.
If I ever have a friend who is in pain or experiencing a health crisis I recommend that they find a therapist trained in the John Barnes method or get treated by him personally. In my opinion, a skilled MFR therapist can help quicker than any other modality.
WHAT DO I DO FOR A CLIENT?:
First, I assess what the client may need -
- Mostly, I incorporate the principals and hands-on techniques I learned personally from John F. Barnes.
- During a session I may teach a client how to use T’ai Chi postures and stretches.
- I may use energy directed into acupuncture points and soft tissue mobilization.
Please contact me directly if you have questions and would like to schedule an appointment: Phone: 262-853-4526
WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL RELEASE THERAPY:
(Excerpt from the web site of John F. Barnes)
"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.
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 use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.
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."