Alex Lytle is an Intermediate John F. Barnes Myofascial Release (JFB MFR) Practitioner. He is a graduate of Potomac Massage Training Institute, and holds certifications in Maryland and Virginia as a Registered Massage Practitioner (RMP) and a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), respectively. He is also a certified 200 hour yoga instructor, and received his training from Blue Nectar Yoga. In addition to JFB MFR, Alex’s approach draws upon Trager and Deep Tissue principles, as well as his personal practices of Qi Gong, yoga, and sound therapy.
Alex was drawn to bodywork therapy through the experience of his own healing journey and the evolution of his yoga practice. As his practice expanded, he sought to be of service to the community and share his knowledge through a manual therapy approach. While discussing his aspirations and not knowing where to start with a friend, Alex was introduced to JFB MFR. He was excited to find how much the approach resonated with his own practice of intuitive functional movements, and he began his MFR training in August of 2015. Alex has since received certifications in MFR 1, 2, unwinding, fascial pelvis, cervical thoracic, advanced unwinding, and rebounding.
Alex believes in the cultivation of awareness to inform our actions. In doing so, we have the opportunity to educate the body, mind, and spirit. With focus on strength and ease, honesty and understanding, and in the equality of the infinite and essential nature of energy, one may experience perspectives with the potential to empower health and vitality in being.
Outside of bodywork, Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from George Mason University, with a minor in Jazz Studies. In life, you can find him playing trumpet at local jam sessions, hiking in the woods, working on art and photography, and hanging out with his beloved family and sangha.
Alex has been practicing the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach since 2015. He treats clients at TAVO Total Health on Tuesdays and Saturdays.