Beverly Quintero, Myofascial Therapist


Myofascial release and deep tissue message therapist

What is Myofascia?

Myofascial comes from the Latin words "myo" for muscle and "fascia" for band. The fascia is a thick elastic connective tissue in and about the muscles, bones, blood vessels and nerves of your body. The fascia spreads throughout the body in a 3-dimensional web which travels head-to-toe uninterrupted and acts as a shock absorber in the body.

What is Myofascial Restriction or Tension?

In healthy condition, the fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration with the ability to stretch and move without restriction. Physical trauma, scarring, stress, repetitive micro trauma, poor posture or inflammation cause the fascia to lose its pliability and this causes restriction and tension to the rest of the body. This myofascial restriction or tension does not show on any of the standard tests done today such as MRI, CAT Scan, EMG, X-Ray, etc. This myofascial restriction or tension is the underlying cause of most chronic pain problems that have not responded to traditional medical or surgical intervention.

What are Some of the Problems Associated with Myofascial Restriction?

Chronic Pain

Neck Pain


Back Pain

Post Surgery Issues


TMJ Problems

Sports Injuries


Scar Tissue

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Menstrual Problems



Post Chemotherapy Issues

What can I expect from Myofascial Release Therapy?

A customized hands-on session of gentle, therapeutic, body work during which the fascia is manipulated and stretched to relieve the restrictions and tension. This therapy is an art form and the therapist performing Myofascial Release can actually feel the body respond to the treatment and can ease any restrictions that they feel. Often, the body will indicate another point for treatment as that other point is an underlying cause of the restriction and thus, pain. Myofascial release has helped many people overcome long term (5-20 years) chronic pain problems even after they have been told that they have to live with it, that it is "in their head", or "that there is nothing that can be done for them". Myofascial Release has helped many people improve their ability to function during various activities such as sitting, walking, standing, driving, household chores, computer work, lifting, bending, reaching, gardening, athletics, work, and leisure activities.

About the Myofascial Release Therapist

I have received advanced training and practical experience in Myofascial Release Therapy from John F. Barnes at his treatment center in Sedona, Arizona. I use the JFB Myofascial Release techniques to evaluate your condition and customize every session for your particular needs at that point in time.

Click here for additional extensive information on myofascial conditions and release at John Barnes' website