What We're All About

If you are like most of our patients suffering from chronic pain due to inflammation, poor posture, trauma, surgeries, falls, or repetitive motion injuries, and have not found relief through many other pain management modalities and procedures, MFR is often the LAST RESORT.


Myofascial Release Wellness Center


We want you to feel the warmth, comfort and safety of a loving home at From the Heart Physical Therapy upon arrival and throughout your journey, because we believe that is when your mind, body and spirit unite and nurture the possibility of healing.


From the Heart Physical Therapy is a Wellness Center located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles specializing in the John Barnes' unique Myofascial Release approach. Myofascial Release is a gentle, safe whole-body specialty treatment proven highly successful in reducing or eliminating acute and chronic pain by releasing restrictions within the fascial system.


Our sanctuary is a cocoon of healing where you can let go from the moment you arrive. Our center has 6 private, soothing treatment rooms and a fully equipped gym. Before or after your treatment session, we invite you to relax by exploring our award winning lush gardens, sit in our tranquil gazebo or arbor, connect with mother nature and reawaken all your senses.


Sepi Aeen, MPT

Sepi is a graduate of California State University Northridge (CSUN). She holds two Bachelor degrees in Health Education and Physical Therapy and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is licensed in the State of California since 1997.


Sepi has worked in the field of Physical therapy since 1989. She has practiced in several outpatient, orthopedic and hospital settings. She opened her own private outpatient practice in September 1999 in order to provide her patients with the high quality, individualized treatment that they deserve. It didn't take long for Sepi to realize there was limited improvement with her patients using conventional physical therapy. She attended many continuing education courses and seminars in order to improve her ability to help her patients. It wasn't until she discovered John Barnes' Myofascial Release (MFR) Approach® in 2001 that she found her passion and purpose in life. Since then she has completed over 1,000 hours of MFR seminars nationwide, and as an instructor has assisted in advanced seminars with John F. Barnes and his team. Sepi continues to attend MFR seminars as well as educate her patients and therapists on the benefits of MFR. Physicians affiliated with Cedars Sinai, USC and Providence Tarzana Hospitals have asked Sepi to speak on the benefits of Myofascial Release.


Over the next eight years, she envisioned a peaceful and serene healing center for her patients. After a long search, she found her desired location. The residential space is a shining gem in the midst of a stressful, fast-paced and busy city in Los Angeles.


In March of 2011, twelve years after opening her first practice, Sepi realized her long term dream of opening an MFR healing center. Sepi became the founder and president of From the Heart Physical Therapy, Inc., the only Myofascial Release Treatment Center in Los Angeles County.


From The Heart Physical Therapy is an authentic and positively energized place of healing where everyone is treated with love and respect. Sepi and her team are dedicated to helping each patient return to a balanced and healthy life they deserve.


To book Sepi Aeen, MPT for a speaking engagement, email us at  info@fromtheheartphysicaltherapy.com or refer to our news and events page.      

Kevin Lea, CMT

Kevin first experienced MFR as a desperate patient with severe low back pain.  As a high school student, he had begun construction work, welding, and participated in a variety of sports. Eventually after many years of physical demands, he experienced the tightening down of his body which limited his ability to function properly due to numerous fascial restrictions and physical suffering.


For as long as he could remember he had intermittent back pain. After consulting with many doctors, taking MRI's and scans of his back, and taking pain medications, he was told he may need injections and possible surgery though he was in his 30’s.


Seeking relief, he scheduled an MFR treatment with Sepi. He recalls limping into his first appointment with his trunk shifted to the right and bent forward. Sepi began treatment and educated him on the proper body mechanics to prevent future injuries.


In 2005, Kevin attended his first MFR seminar as a patient. Two years later, he was encouraged by Sepi to attend more Myofascial Release classes and decided to change careers. He never believed a construction guy could do what Sepi was able to do with her patients.


He began massage school and became a certified massage therapist and started traveling across the country following John Barnes and taking many of his seminars. He is now one of the most qualified MFR therapists. He treats patients and makes a change in the quality of their lives.  With his sports background and his love for exercise and movement, he is able to free patients of pain and bring back strength, vitality and joy for life, which often times is lost due to pain and dysfunction.


“I now believe that all things happen for a reason, through my own back pain and physical suffering, it gave birth to a new rewarding and fulfilling personal and professional path. Because of MFR, I am pain free 95% of the time and I cannot imagine where I would be had I not chosen this path.” - Kevin Lea, CMT




Our Team


The Wellness Practitioners at From the Heart Physical Therapy are trained experts in John Barnes’ Myofascial Release (MFR) approach. The professional staff is friendly, loving, compassionate, and dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. We invite you to learn more about our skilled and compassionate therapists by reading their bios and training credentials.




7854 Tampa Ave.

Reseda Ranch, CA, 91335




P 818-609-9035

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What We're All About

If you are like most of our patients suffering from chronic pain due to inflammation, poor posture, trauma, surgeries, falls, or repetitive motion injuries, and have not found relief through many other pain management modalities and procedures, MFR is often the LAST RESORT.