What is Myofascial Release?

the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach® is considered to be the ultimate bodywork therapy that is safe, gentle, and consistantly effective in producing results that last.

the Myofascial System or "Fascia" is the three dimensional web of connective tissue that controls every tissue in the body all the way down to the intracellular level. It gives...     More Info
Facilitate your body's return to an active and pain-free lifestyle!
~ Steven Ritts LMT MLST
Myofascial Release Practitioner

The Three Main Aspects of Myofascial Release . . .

Structural Work
The Unwinding
Myofascial Rebounding

the Structural Work makes up the bulk of most treatments and involves firm yet gentle release stretches throughout the body in areas where there are myofascial restrictions...     More Info
You cannot force a system that cannot be forced.
~ John F. Barnes


Perhaps I can share some questions that I often hear from people about this therapy. . .

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New Location

Just moved into Salvere Wellness in downtown Scottsdale, a block east of Fashion Square on Camelback

What conditions is MFR good for?

Back Pain
Pelvic Pain
Neck Pain
Sports Injuries
Infants, Children
Pelvic Torsion
Neurological Problems
Chronic Pain
Joint Pain
Frozen Shoulder
Can't Lose Weight
Carpal Tunnel
Chronic Fatigue
Jaw Pain - TMJ
Painful Scars
Disc Dysfunction
Women's Health
Lyphatic Dysfunction

What should I wear to a treatment?

Loose fitting gym shorts or two-piece bathing suit, No Spandex !

DO NOT use oils, soaps, body butters, creams or lotions that leave a slippery effect on skin on day of treatment

LaStone Therapy

The Original, The Best

LaStone Therapy

The original hot and cool stone full body treatment. Deeply relaxing and totally...

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If you are in the mood to relax, these are the couple other therapies offered besides Myofascial Release.

Cranial Sacral Therapy

Purify the Cranial Movement

Cranial Sacral

A significant portion of Myofascial Release focuses on the cranialsacral system...

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Your therapist    

My name is Steven Ritts and I began practicing therapeutic bodywork in 2008 after many years in the emergency medical field.  During massage school I met LaStone's founder Mary Nelson and became a master LaStone therapist, leaving most traditional "therapeutic massage" techniques behind because they weren't getting lasting results for people.  My journey in LaStone Therapy eventually led me to Myofascial Release and they now are the only methods that I practice.  My goal is to get lasting beneficial and permanent results for all that I serve. I will customize a treatment to fit your needs.

If you begin to understand what you are without changing it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.

~ J. Krishnamurti


60 Minutes
MFR or LaStone Focus

90 Minutes
Min. for LaStone Full Body

120 Minutes
Two FULL Hours

30 Minutes
Myofacial Release Only




All rates are for the full time increment stated (no "spa hour" rip-offs). Pricing subject to change.

Reality is an illusion, albeit a very persistant one.
~ Albert Einstein

John Barnes' MFR

Main Site for Myofascial Release

John Barnes' MFR

Here is a link to the main website for Myofascial Release.  It has has great info.

Visit  John Barnes' MFR Site


Links to more information about the therapies offered, as well as other health and awareness material. . .


Main Site for LaStone Therapy


Here is a link to the main website for LaStone Therapy.  It has has great info.

Visit  LaStoneTherapy.com

Shea Wellness Group

Wellness Center in East Phoenix

Shea Wellness

A great wellness center in East Phoenix, featuring  Jaqueline Poulos NMD.

Visit  SheaWG.com

Hydration Stop

Distributors of Kangen Water

Hydration Stop

Distrubutor of great machines that filter, ionize, and alkalinize your tap water.

Visit  HydrationStop.com

MFR & Chronic Pain


MFR & Chronic Pain

Great article at examiner.com about the myofascial system and chronic pain.

Read  Article

Dr. J.C. Guimberteau MD

Anatomical Videographer

Dr. Guimberteau

A great documentarian that makes incredible footage of the myofascial system.

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TIR Massage Stone

Retailer of Massage Stones

TIR Massage Stone

Great retailer and partner for high grade stones for therapy and other great stuff.

Visit  TIRMassageStone.com


Eastern Southern Observatory


Awesome photography of the universe.

Visit  Website


Hubble Space Telescope


Amazing photography of the universe captured by the ESA Hubble telescope.

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Ahhh Muse

Experts of the Mineral World

Ahhh Muse

The Twintrees, experts of energetic properties of minerals. Merchants of the highest quality.

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Peace Across the Planet

Aligning the Grid of the Earth


Honoring the shiva lingam stones, bringing balance to the planet. Check it out!

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Eckhart Tolle


Eckhart Tolle

An exceptional author and spritual teacher about the arising consciousness.

Visit  EckhartTolle.com




An exceptional author and teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings.

Visit  Adyashanti.org


Near Scottsdale Fashion Square
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The key to growth is introduction of higher levels of consciousness into your awareness.

~ Lao Tzu