Maria Bannister

Myofasical Release Practitioner (OTR/L)

Elpis MFR Therapy LLC

Myofascial Release Therapy, Reflex Integration using low level lasers, microcurrent neuro-stimulation and Nutrition Response testing.

Neptune Beach, FL
In-Person Sessions

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (5)
Maria treated me in Sedona, AZ several times when I was there for a week at Therapy on the Rocks. i found Maria to be connected, skilled, and compassionate. I look forward to being treates by her again. Thank you, Maria.
Maria has healing hands. She shares her gift with compassion and understanding. I am a breast cancer survivor who suffered with lymphatic issues for 5 years after a mastectomy. Myofacial Release Therapy helped me to resolve these issues. Also, I had an old hamstring injury that was giving me grief... Maria was able to help restore better movement and flexibility in my leg. I highly recommend Myofacial Release Therapy with Maria. She is a gift to our community. Take the time to learn more about Myofacial Release Therapy, it will open up your life to healing on levels you never thought possible.
I have had numerous sessions with Maria for several issues. She is wonderful! She is a skilled and seasoned practitioner who is able to tune into the source of problems & alleviate suffering. I highly recommend her & have referred her to many!
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License, Credentials & Experience

Maria has been helping people for 11 years
Registered Occupational Therapist
State of Florida Department of Health , #OT12785

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Initial consultation
Free initial consultation.
15 Minutes   •   FREE

Comprehensive evaluation and treatment
Your first visit will include a complete comprehensive evaluation, assessing postural patterns, soft tissue, fascial restrictions and dysfunctional movements. This would be followed by an individually tailored session of Myofascial Release techniques (MFR). MFR is a gentle yet firm sustained pressure and release technique that provides long term changes and relief from pain and dysfunction. All follow up appointments are 60 minutes long. 5 and 10 treatment packages available.
90 Minutes   •   $175

Endorsements

Neck Pain
Thoracic Spine Pain
Occupational Therapy

Practice Locations & Hours


Neptune Beach
804 3rd Street , Suite A/B, Neptune Beach FL 32250, United States
Mon: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Learn More About Maria Bannister

About me

After practicing Occupational therapy for over fifteen years, I still felt a void in the treatment approach until I found MFR when I got treated for shoulder pain.
After graduating OT school from University of Mumbai in 1993, I moved to the United States and waited 15 years before I found the most fulfilling and effective treatment technique. Since I started my training in 2010, MFR has become my exclusive treatment approach.
My passion for MFR has led me to become a better therapist and a better person with over 29 years of experience in various settings including skilled nursing facilities, acute care, out patient and home health.

My Philosophy of Care

Meet my patients wherever they are as far as pain, dysfunction and understanding of the problem is. Total understanding and acceptance is the only way to begin with the search for solutions. Only when a person is truly cared for can they heal.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

An absolute one on one time with your therapist with detailed history taking and complete evaluation of the body. Most techniques require skin on skin contact so be prepared accordingly.

My Inspiration

I needed no inspiration. I was told by my father and many other patients that I had healing hands. Even before formal training there was the intuitive side (that I thought everyone has access to) that I tapped into while doing mainstream work which made a big difference.
I had to wait for the right path to show up and it did!


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Maria Bannister Reviews

5.0 of 5 (5)
Maria treated me in Sedona, AZ several times when I was there for a week at Therapy on the Rocks. i found Maria to be connected, skilled, and compassionate. I look forward to being treates by her again. Thank you, Maria.
Maria has healing hands. She shares her gift with compassion and understanding. I am a breast cancer survivor who suffered with lymphatic issues for 5 years after a mastectomy. Myofacial Release Therapy helped me to resolve these issues. Also, I had an old hamstring injury that was giving me grief... Maria was able to help restore better movement and flexibility in my leg. I highly recommend Myofacial Release Therapy with Maria. She is a gift to our community. Take the time to learn more about Myofacial Release Therapy, it will open up your life to healing on levels you never thought possible.
I have had numerous sessions with Maria for several issues. She is wonderful! She is a skilled and seasoned practitioner who is able to tune into the source of problems & alleviate suffering. I highly recommend her & have referred her to many!
I’d never experienced Ellis MFR Therapy before but it’s serious business. I was a hard sell at first, having never heard of this style physical therapy but I was convinced after a couple sessions and have had many sessions since. I was impressed with the improved movement in my shoulders and back and RELIEVED by the decrease in chronic pain
Maria does magic with mfr therapy..she has helped me cure my knee ...Elpis MFR Therapy is the place if you are in pain and looking for relief.





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