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Core Essentials Studio Welcomes Kari Willford, Myofascial Release Massage Therapist

Kari is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in John F. Barnes myofascial release. With over 15 years of experience in the spa industry, private practice, and clinical settings she uses traditional therapeutic techniques, Thai massage stretching, and myofascial release to offer a nurturing approach for pain and prevention of injury, postural misalignment, and body awareness. Myofascial Release (MFR) is a highly specialized and gentle, hands-on technique used to treat patients with a variety of soft tissue problems.  A skilled therapist, applies sustained pressure into areas of restriction.  This allows the fascia to unravel andlengthen, taking pressure off the soft tissue.  Releasing fascial restrictions can have profound effects in eliminating pain and restoringfunction.  Release can occur on a physical, mental or emotional level.  Fascial restrictions are identified via postural and hands-on assessment.


Heather Ruth Brings Functional Medicine to Core Essentials

Heather Ruth, who offers acupuncture and holistic health care at Core Essentials, is now certified in functional medicine. She has fully incorporated this amazing system into her practice.   Functional medicine is not just about treating symptoms.  It focuses on the root causes of imbalances and helps the body to shift fully to function at optimum levels.  For more information, visit