(845) 244-1780  Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

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What Is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial Release

Learn all about myofascial release (MFR), a treatment offered at Partner To Heal in Wappingers Falls, New York. MFR was developed by John F. Barnes, PT, as a method of relieving long-term pain patterns that tend to invade surrounding and far-reaching regions of the body.

MFR is an extremely gentle form of Therapeutic massage.  Sustained steady pressure and stretching of myofascial tissue is used to relieve chronic pain, tight muscles, adhesions, restore limited range of motion.  No lotion is used during this process This modality is highly effective obtaining long term and/or permanent corrections to symptoms experienced from myofascial restrictions.

How It Works

MFR techniques usually begin with light compression, followed by decompression. The therapist sustains pressure and follows any motion that occurs three-dimensionally as the surrounding myofascial environment releases and eliminates or reduces the bracing or holding patterns in the subconscious tissue memory.

Safe and Effective

MFR techniques are safe and highly effective in reducing pain and restoring motion and optimal function on a permanent basis. This is a holistic approach, which treats the entire myofascial complex. For more information on MFR, visit Myofascial Release Treatment Centers & Seminars™.

Imbalances and Dysfunctions

Muscles fatigue quickly and give rise to structural imbalances, dysfunction, pain, and far-reaching functional compensations. These compensations become their own dysfunctions after a short time and snowball the effect.

Locating Problem Areas

Injuries rarely stay local. In fact, frequently the first symptom a person will feel from an infraction to the body is the compensation turned to dysfunction elsewhere in the body. Therapists are trained to "find the pain and look elsewhere for the dysfunction." The pain is rarely in the area of the actual problem, although both areas need treatment.

Our Locations

Partner to Heal Massage in Wappingers Falls NY offering Massage Therapy, Myofascial, Hot Stone, Sports Therapy

Partner to Heal Massage Therapy

Off Old Hopewell Road
Wappingers Falls, NY

Call 845-244-1780 to make an appointment


APG Pilates located in Newburgh NY offering pilates workouts and massage by Lisa Knowles of Partner to Heal Massage Therapy

APG Pilates

87 Liberty Street
Newburgh, NY

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The Sacred Space in Beacon NY Offers Massage Therapy from Lisa Knowles Partner to Heal Massage TherapyThe Sacred Space

436 Main Street
Beacon, NY

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Soul Therapy Spa located in Fishkill NY offers massage therapy by Lisa Knowles LMT of Partner to Heal Massage Therapy

Soul Therapy Spa

225 Route 82 Suite 1
Fishkill, NY

Call 845-244-1780 to make an appointment

Our story

Relieve your pain with deep-tissue massage therapy from Partner To Heal in Wappingers Falls, New York. We are not a salon or chain spa—we specialize in pain management from medical issues and stress reduction when traditional methods have failed to provide expected results. We offer a free, 15-minute evaluation and do an assessment before and after each appointment to evaluate your progress.

New York has some of the most stringent requirements for massage therapists, so you know you are getting professional treatment. We are certified in medical massage, hydrotherapy, and cupping.




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Proudly Serving:
Dutchess County, NY including Beacon, Fishkill, Poughkeepsie | Putnam County NY including Cold Spring  |  Orange County, NY including Newburgh

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