Gary Whittington is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) with the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy, and has a Master of Cranial Release Technique (mCRT).

Healing massage in Chandler Arizona
Myofascial release massage

John Barnes’

Myofascial Release (MFR)

The Myofascial Release Approach® (MFR) was developed by John F. Barnes, PT, and perfected over several years. It is a safe, gentle, and consistently effective approach to alleviating pain and tension in the body.

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Muscles have fascia, which are bands or sheets of connective tissue which attach, stabilize, enclose, and separate muscles from each other and from internal organs.

Myofascial pain – pain in a muscle’s connective tissue – can be caused by the rapid pace of life, stress, trauma, surgical procedures, and other conditions. Myofascial restriction can cause immense pressure and pain in areas throughout the body, much of which does not appear on standard medical screens, such as x-rays, CAT scans, or other tests.

While medications are the typical approach to pain relief, they are temporary, and do little to address the cause of pain. Myofascial Release alleviates the pain caused by pressure and tension in the fascia, helping the body to heal itself, naturally.

Healing massage to relieve pain

MFR is a Proven Treatment

  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Neck Pain
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  • Sports Injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Disc Problems
  • Migraines
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Neurological Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Adhesions
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Jaw Pain (TMJ)
  • Painful Scars
  • Scoliosis
  • Sciatica
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Women’s Health Issues, including Vulvodynia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Mastectomy Pain
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Urinary Frequency and Incontinence
  • Coccydynia
  • Endometriosis
  • Lymphedema
  • Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
Heal migraines and headaches with cranial release

Cranial Release Technique

Cranial Release Technique (CRT) is a hands-on process facilitating the release of strain in the cranial-dural system – the areas of the brain and spinal cord.

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Through specific stretching of the dura in the back and neck, the release causes relaxation in the nervous system, fascia, and muscles throughout the body. This restores proper cerebrospinal fluid flow and dynamics, natural health in the body, and mental balance.

 Cranial Release Technique can be used to treat a wide range of conditions including stress, chronic neck and shoulder pain, anxiety and emotional imbalance.

Heal lower back pain and more with Therapeutic Swedish and Trigger Point Massage

Therapeutic Swedish and Trigger Point Massage

Therapeutic massage is particularly useful as an addition to conventional medical treatments for illness or injury, by alleviating pain and stress, aiding the healing of soft tissue, and revitalizing the body.

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Therapeutic Massage takes many forms, such as Swedish, Trigger Point, and others, and is the most commonly-known form of massage.

 It utilizes a various modalities, such as light or firm touch, to enhance the body’s natural restorative functioning. These techniques are used to release tension, relax muscles, increase the circulation of blood and lymph in the body, and provide calm.


  • Swedish Massage:Flowing, kneading, and passive joint movement techniques which increase blood and lymph circulation
  • Trigger Point Massage: Specifically designed to lessen the source of pain by cycling through isolated pressure and release
Myofascial Mentor offers various types of healing massage to fit your needs

Therapeutic Deep Tissue, Lymphatic and Relaxing Massage

Referral Pain is felt in a location other than its source, and is often the real cause of pain. For example, headaches can be caused by Referral Pain and treated by these massage techniques.

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We practice other forms of Therapeutic Massage, including Lymphatic, Deep Tissue, and Relaxing Massages, which can correct the sources of Referral Pain.

Many studies have shown that regular massage can enhance health, provide relief from anxiety and tension, and restore balance to the body, mind and spirit.

  • Deep Tissue Massage:Revitalization deep in the muscles and connective tissue to release contractions and pain
  • Lymphatic Massage: A gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body; it is particularly helpful for people with lymphedema and fibromyalgia
  • Relaxing Massage: A hands-on treatment performed on the whole body, using gentle pressure, kneading, and rolling of skin and muscle to aid relaxation
Assisted stretching for neck pain, sports injuries, and more

Assisted Stretching

Assisted Stretching is designed to relax both the mind and body with specific movements that deliver deeper stretches than can be achieved by one person alone.

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Increased flexibility can be achieved with regular Assisted Stretching, leading to better performance for athletes and improved mobility for anyone.

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