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Practitioner Spotlight: Ann Ellis

Join us in welcoming Ann Ellis to our incredible roster of wellness practitioners!

About Ann

Operating out of Brewster, Ann specializes in Myofascial Release (or MFR). Her goal as a therapist is to use informed touch and intuitive dialoguing to facilitate her patients' expanding awareness of their own unique bodies and experiences. By educating her clients on how to connect with and fully appreciate their body and all its history, information, wisdom, and experience it contains, Ann hopes to foster more effective self-care and advocacy in healthcare, individual empowerment, and a deeper connection to our bodies.

Ann earned my Massage Therapy certification through a 650-hour program at Cape Cod Community College. Since discovering John F. Barnes Myofascial Release in 2009, Ann has achieved the Expert MFR therapist level by taking and repeating numerous JFBMFR classes. She is also a paid Instructor at Barnes Seminars and leads a local study group for other Barnes-trained MFR practitioners.

Although MFR is her modality of choice, she has also expanded her practice with classes in Tom Meyers Anatomy Trains, Reiki, Reflexology, Yoga, Shamanism, and a 5-day human cadaver dissection class alongside Gil Hedley, Ph.D.

What is MFR?

MFR is a safe and gentle form of hands-on bodywork that helps reduce or eliminate pain, improve posture, and increase range of motion by addressing the patterns of myofascial restriction in your body. MFR therapy is focused on pains that originate from myofascial tissues, or the tough coverings that wrap, connect, and support muscles. During myofascial release therapy, the therapist applies light pressure by hand to find myofascial areas that feel stiff instead of elastic and movable. These stiff areas, or trigger points, are thought to limit muscle and joint movements, which can play a part in widespread muscle pain (Source: Mayo Clinic).

To learn more about MFR, visit Ann's website here.

To schedule an appointment with Ann, visit her directory page here.

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