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The Importance
of Fascia

Fascia is like a supportive net in our bodies, wrapping around muscles, organs, and more to protect them from harm. It forms a complex system known as the craniosacral fascial system, originating near the brain and spine and extending throughout the body.


For optimal health, this system must remain free of restrictions to allow cerebrospinal fluid to flow smoothly.

When fascia becomes tight or restricted, it can impede this fluid flow, contributing to various physical and emotional health issues.

Throughout life, we face numerous traumas such as birth complications, accidents, and emotional stress that can strain the craniosacral fascial system. These traumas create tension and imbalances that can manifest as chronic pain, headaches, and other health problems.


Intuitive Craniosacral Fascial Therapy helps to address these issues by gently releasing the built-up tension within the fascia. This therapy promotes better movement, enhances brain function, and supports overall well-being. By targeting the root causes of discomfort, CFT can provide relief and improve quality of life.


If you're searching for "craniosacral fascial therapy near me" or "cranial fascial release near me," our services are available across several states including Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

"When the fascial system is relaxed, cerebrospinal fluid can flow better properly, supporting overall health."

Here are some conditions that have seen improvements through Intuitive Craniosacral Fascial Therapy:

Babies & Children

Sinus Issues
Learning Difficulties
Digestive Issues
Birth Trauma
Infant Arching Back
Twisted Pelvis
Undescended Testicles
Club Foot


Back/Neck Pain
Digestive Issues
Joint Pain
Sleep Issues/Airway
Poor Range of Motion
Sinus Issues
Emotional Trauma

Tethered Oral Tissue

Gum Recession
Head and Neck Tightness
Forward Head Posture
Sore Masseter Muscles
High Palate
Limited Range of Motion
Sleep Apnea
Mouth Breathing
Speech and Eating Issues
re & Post Tongue Tie Release

Owner and Fascial Therapist, John D McLaughlin RN, BSN

Meet John

John, a trained Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT) practitioner in Midcoast Maine, transitioned from over a decade in critical care nursing to align with his passion and values. CFT has profoundly changed his life, allowing him to share intuitive healing with others.

A seasoned critical care nurse with over 12 years of experience in diverse New England healthcare environments, he was called to a holistic lifestyle in 2012 following numerous disappointments with conventional western medicine.

Despite facing challenges within the nursing field, he embraced self-improvement by incorporating holistic therapies into his daily routine. His journey intensified after the birth of his first son, prompting a relocation to Maine where he now resides on a homestead with his family.

In 2021, while seeking treatment for his youngest son, John discovered Gillespie Approach Craniosacral Fascial Therapy, created by Dr. Barry Gillespie, and recognized a significant need for practitioners in Maine. This realization spurred him to pursue starting Midcoast Fascial Therapy, marking a pivotal shift away from critical care medicine.
Through CFT, sometimes referred to as cranial fascial therapy, John has unearthed his genuine passion for facilitating holistic healing, tapping into the body's innate ability to heal through intuitive fascial release and the craniosacral system.

Learn more about John by tuning in to Episode 232 of
The Untethered Podcast

"The ripple effect of a single thought, whether we speak it out loud or not, can be the root cause of what we are most troubled by"
- John


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