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Maria Genetti, LMT, Owner,

Expert Level JFB Myofascial Release Therapist

Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist 

Maria is a 1998 graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy and was certified in Manual Lymph Drainage at the Vodder School of North America. She is certified in Traditional Thai Massage and lived and studied in India for almost 3 years where she received a 500 hour Yoga certification. She has a diploma in Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Beauty from 2 Ayurvedic colleges in Kerala, India and was also licensed as a Skin Care Therapist / Esthetician in 2000. She is currently the only Expert Level John F. Barnes Myofascial Therapist in the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton area. 


Myofascial Release

While Maria has had over 25 years of studying / experience with several types of bodywork, once she saw the profound effects that the JFB MFR had on her clients, she realized that this was the missing link, the work that was needed for her clients to fully heal. She chose to focus on Myofascial Release and is the only Expert level John F. Barnes therapist in the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton area. Myofascial release has helped clients with many issues that have not been able to successfully be treated with traditional medicine, surgery, physical therapy, massage or chiropractic care. 

Often, many surgeries can be avoided with JFB MFR technique, since the fascial tissue is around every organ, muscle, muscle fiber, nerve, and bone, all the way down to a cellular level. For clients who come regularly for MFR sessions, they are happy to see that other issues in the body will also improve as their body learns to heal itself on many different levels. Many clients often start to recognize that their physical issues are often a physical manifestation of their past traumas. Maria offers single MFR sessions, as well as packages and mini-intensives (several sessions within a few days).

MFR can help with:
  • chronic pain

  • scar tissue

  • post-surgical healing

  • body restrictions

  • lymphedema

  • lipedema

  • spinal issues

  • digestion

  • shortness of breath

  • Lyme disease

  • chronic fatigue syndrome

  • TMJ / jaw pain

  • whiplash

  • tinnitus

  • fibromyalgia

  • nerve pain

  • headaches/ migraines

  • sinus issues

  • postural problems

  • cognitive function

  • concussions

  • PTSD/trauma healing

Manual Lymph Drainage

Maria uses the Vodder Technique of Manual Lymph Drainage to help clients heal immediately after injuries or surgeries. Very soon after receiving this work, swelling and inflammation is notably reduced and the healing time will be shortened. This is a safe technique to use for whiplash (even in the acute stage), sprains, edema, and any surgery. Maria will sometimes include myofascial release in her lymphatic sessions for longer lasting effects. Often, she will offer MLD immediately after surgeries and injuries for the swelling, and then continue to treat the scar tissue, restrictions and adhesions in these areas with MFR. Maria has worked with professional/ competitive athletes, healing them from injuries and surgeries so they can go back to their sport as soon as possible.

Maria is a dedicated patient of JFB Myofascial Release. She has been diagnosed with both lymphedema and lipedema, and was having difficulty with weakness, walking and breathing. She signed up for an 18 hour/ 5 day intensive treatment of JFB MFR therapy and came out a brand new person. This once again confirmed to her how valuable MFR work is. She regularly schedules appointments for herself to keep her body strong so that she can continue to treat others. Maria continues to repeat John F. Barnes Myofascial seminars around the US several times per year, and she currently is the Northeast PA Myofascial Study Group Leader. 

In addition to her bodywork practice, Maria has also been a yoga instructor and has taught workshops on: Thai Massage, Traditional Tantric Yoga, Ayurvedic Walking Massage, Ayurvedic Theory, Sanskrit Chanting, and Ayurvedic Health and Beauty.

"What a hidden gem this place is! Absolutely worth every moment."

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