Janet Hardy will speak at the March 15 meeting of the Emerald Coast Meditation Society. Her topic will be “Reach for Release.” The ECMS will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Christ the King, at 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393, one-half mile north of Hwy. 98. The meeting is free and open to the public. Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests. The medical approach is to drug patients so they temporarily are free from pain. Traditional physical, occupational and massage therapy treats the symptoms caused by the tensile pressure. This is why so many patients only have temporary results, never seeming to get better with traditional therapies. Only Myofascial Release treats the entire Myofascial mind/body complex eliminating the pressure that causes the symptoms. During her presentation, Ms. Hardy will discuss how to release fascial restrictions in the body's fascia for pain relief and better health. In addition, she will demonstrate some of the techniques, and have us try some Myofascial home therapies. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. An interest in natural health and freedom of movement is what began Ms. Hardy’s journey as a dance major at the University of WI and later she was drawn to the field of massage therapy. Ms. Hardy graduated from the Core Institute School of Massage Therapy & Structural Bodywork in Tallahassee in 1994. She was certified in NeuroMuscular therapy in ’95, and received her first and second degrees in Reiki by ’96 and became a Reiki Master in 2005. She practiced massage therapy for 3 years at a busy chiropractic clinic in Panama City following massage school and from then on at her office in Santa Rosa Beach under her business name of Caring Touch. In 2000 Ms. Hardy was introduced to Myofascial Release therapy. To date she has taken the 14 seminars offered by John F. Barnes, and in addition repeated 4 of them, and assisted at one. She is the Northwest FL Myofascial Release Study Group leader. The most recent seminars Ms. Hardy has attended are Equine Myofascial Release. After learning many modalities in massage therapy, what kept her coming back to myofascial release was the holistic approach of treating each person as an individual, with the awareness that the body/mind cannot be separated. Ms. Hardy has spoken for several local organizations including Sacred Heart hospital. This is her second time to speak at the Emerald Coast Meditation Society. The ECMS is an ecumenical group open free to anyone. It meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month, September through June. The evening will end around 8 p.m. Anyone who would like meditation instruction should come at 6:15 p.m. Questions? Contact Tracey Tapp, email@example.com.