by Heather Sabin Bryan PTA #15701 LMT #79159 MM #35592 | Jul 27, 2016 | Myofascial Release |
Modern Science Finally Catching Up To John Barnes!
Modern Science is actually catching up and matching what John Barnes has been saying for over 40 years. What an accomplishment to see in one’s lifetime, history and science being re-written or written in general matching what one has known all along. My mentor never wavered in his beliefs and knowing of what he felt intuitively under his hands. John “leaned into the wind” as he refers to it and has made it is life mission to pass this gentle and authentic form of healing onto hundreds of thousands of health care practitioners like myself. We each then have dedicated to mastering the art and skill of Myofascial Release to help individuals obtain a high standard of health and live a pain-free and joyous life and heal into wholeness.
The 3 Main Researchers, Scientist and Physicians
In 2015, French hand surgeon, Dr. Jean-Claude Guimberteau, published a new book Architecture of Human Living Fascia. Using a digital, endoscopic video camera on live human tissues, Dr. Giumberteau has demonstrated the vital importance of the fascial system. His key discovery is how living matter is organized within a continuous fibrillar network and how this network permits simultaneous mobility, absorption of forces and sliding and dividing while having no effect on surrounding tissues. This beautifully photographed and illustrated book reveals our inner structures: polyhedral microvacuoles which contain liquids under pressure, the observable evidence of tensegrity , millions of fibers in a network of apparent chaos yet organized in “fractal” patterns.
At the Fascial Congress in Washington, DC in 2015, researchers revealed that sustained pressure greater than 5 minutes into the human body creates the production of Interlukin 8, the body’s natural cancer fighting agent.Dr. Gerald Pollack, an expert in fluid dynamics, has discovered a fourth phase of water that is liquid crystalline in nature. Dr. Pollack’s work confirms that this fourth phase of water resides in the human being and is most likely found in the fascial system. Dr. Pollack supports the importance of treating the fluid aspect of the fascial system with hands-on pressure.After 30 years of research, one of Germany’s leading scientists, Dr. Alfred Pischinger, reports that the fascial system is the environment of every cell of the human body. Of the trillions of cells in a human body, only the fascial system is capable of communicating with all of them. And it communicates at speeds millions of times faster than a human nerve cell. Not to mention all nerve cells are surrounded by fascia!
Not Just Any Form of Myofascial Release Will Do
Myofascial Release is the Broad term but that is similar to lets say “automobile”. Sure we all know and have heard of automobiles but what type of automobile do you drive or prefer to drive. This is the same for Myofascial Release. The preferred method that stands out above the rest is the John Barnes Approach to Myofascial Release. It is the definitive method and provides not only lasting results but the approach is gentle and safe, never forcing, never injuring, never causing harm. One does not learn this method by reading a book or being shown by someone other than John or one of his approved instructors. As John Barnes trained therapist we are taught to find the pain and also look elsewhere for the cause and treat that as well. We treat the whole person and assist them to heal into wholeness. Often and many times a Barnes trained therapist repeats their training as to refine their skills, and keep up to date on the latest finding as well as watch the Barnes method of Myofascial Release truly become an “alternative no more”
For More Information
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by Heather Sabin Bryan PTA #15701 LMT #79159 MM #35592 | Jun 25, 2016 | Myofascial Release |
The Myofascial Release Stork Has Graciously Accepted a Landing
Myofascial Release Stork Landing
Myofascial Release Treats Tongue-Tie and…..
Pediatric Myofascial Release can and does produce consistent results in treating infants, toddlers, children and even adults suffering from tongue and lip tie that has been treated and was left untreated. It also is most effective in treating digestive problems, reflux, elimination difficulties, sleeping difficulties, positioning difficulties (only tolerating being held), orthopedic problems, scoliosis, birthing injuries known or undiagnosed, head trauma, cerebral palsy, speech and swallowing difficulties, torticollis and other neurological and movement dysfunctions. Myofascial release is safe, effective and designed to be utilized with appropriate modalities, mobilization, exercise and flexibility programs, and neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), along with sensory integration and movement therapy.
Myofascial Release for Nursing and Breast Care
Myofascial release if very effective at treating the duct/ lactation system of the breast of mothers as well and can be used to assist in making the initial period of discomfort of nursing much less and increase and maintain proper flow of milk and thereby decrease the amount of effort, force and pull of the suckling baby. Is your baby suddenly having to suck harder than usual and on one side more than the other?Myofascial release is also safe and effective and designed to treat women’s health issues as well both pre and post-delivery and even during delivery. Myofascial release has been helpful in treating women sufferend from endometriosis, pelvic pain, menstrual cramps and pain, frequency, urgency and incontinence. Myofascial release actually has also been very successful in treating ovarian and breast cysts, benign and malignant.
Myofascial Release – Scars
Myofascial Release for Surgical Scars
Myofascial Release (Pediatric and Adult) is safe and effective and should always, if possible, be received by everyone, adults and infants, pre and post any type of surgical procedure whether laser or scalpel. Any time tissues within the body are cut or injured, the body reaction is by the inflammation response. This is where the body floods the area with fluid which brings in all the necessary components of the healing and repair stage which includes cells to laydown scar tissue. Scar tissue acts to bind and bring two areas together and further acts to restrict the said region that is being released due to its inability to have the proper amount of movement and function. Myofascial Release is most appropriate in the prevention of further scar tissue and re-attachments. Scars in general all need Myofascial Release including abdominal/pelvic surgery, caesareans, trauma or episiotomy. Scars can also create havoc in the pelvic area, causing menstrual dysfunction, pelvic pain, painful intercourse, constipation, diarrhea and/or hemorrhoids.
Myofascial Release for Pelvic and Low Back Pain During Pregnancy and After
Low Back Pain is one of the top 10 forms of pain that Americans suffer from and is relieved effectively with Myofascial Release. However as it pertains more specifically to the pregnancy and spine, Myofascial Release treats another very common problem encountered by pregnant mothers which is coccygeal disorders from trauma, pelvic torsion and childbirth. When the tailbone (coccyx) becomes maligned it can cause a multitude of problems in the pelvic area, including some of those just mentioned, as well as back and neck pain, and/or headaches due to the influence of the dural tube. “Typical symptoms of a sacro-coccygeal lesion in a female client are the inability to sit for long periods of time, declining quality of sexual relationships and cystitis. In addition the coccyx can lead to a general decrease in the motility of the entire body, and it should be checked in people who are devitalized or suffering from general depression,” according to Jean Claude Barral, PT., in his book, Visceral Manipulation. Myofascial release has also helped many women with menstrual and premenstrual symptoms.
Myofascial Release, Gratitude, Love, Green Mommy, Robin, Me, and YOU and the Little One!
A family is forming and it is all due to the non-traumatic, gentle nature of the John Barnes method of Myofascial Release which is reassuring in that clients, parents, patients need not worry, since these effective procedures will not worsen clients’ symptoms or cause further harm. A Barnes trained therapist like myself NEVER forces because the fascial system is a system that cannot be forced and deserves to be treated not only with respect but in a loving manner. I am most filled with love and gratitude for the fact that Myofascial Release and Wellness of Tampa Bay has been asked to partner with a local group of providers. The group consisting of a CLC and IBCLC, lactation consultants, (Shannon Green and Robin Booth Watson), Tampa Bay Tongue Tie and Green Mommy, (a local support groups), and by extension their medical providers. I will be able to provide myofascial release on site at Green Mommy Store and Reruns to better assist baby and their mommies for pre and post revision. I am available as always residential services throughout the Greater Tampa Bay Area.
For More Information visit the links
Please visit Green Mommy Facebook page to check each week for the days and times or on my site for when the services will be available on site as well as how to schedule you and your sweet ones session. For more information Lactation please visit the link for Robin listed below. For more information on Myofascial Release, the John Barnes method please visits my site along with Mr. Barnes’s site as well on the links provided below. To read an article written by my friend and mentor himself John Barnes and how Myofascial Release is moving towards truly being the standard form of treatment of all individuals see the select the link “Alternative no more!” Are you not in the Greater Tampa Bay Area? Then follow the link to find a therapist near you.
Below are links to contact me, green mommy, Robin, find a therapist in your state, and more information on Myofascial Release and the endless benefits for all:
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by Heather Sabin Bryan PTA #15701 LMT #79159 MM #35592 | May 31, 2016 | Myofascial Release
Healing – The Ultimate Goal
Whatever It Takes By Whatever Means Possible
Healing is the goal and how we meet that goal is doing whatever it takes to get you there! There is one tiny aspect that is bigger than life and that is authentic and ultimately lasting healing takes two people, me and YOU! On my end on the equation I need to always bring my best game and that involves not only my skill set but maintaining that skill set through personal practice, continuing to nourish my knowledge as well as staying open and being open to new and old ways as well. New ways can consist of being willing to try out new things. As I myself found this work by my own person journey and path as a patient myself, I know what feels right and what does not as well as what follows along with the principles of myofascial release. So this is where whatever it takes comes in. One aspect that my mentor John Barnes teaches all of us is to start thinking and acting from our feeling intelligence also known as intuition. So I have had this growing sense that I needed to attend a Kinesiotape class. My growing intuition did not let me down and I am now incorporating this into my tool box of providing my clients “whatever it takes” methodology and implementations. In addition I have now experimented with various brands and have personally found RockTape to be superior and even though its more expensive it works. This is not to say that everyone gets turned into a mummy because that is not within the principles as well. It is not a band-aid either, as a fellow colleague of mine likened it to taking home a set of therapy hands for a few days. Again like the Barnes method of myofascial release, you will just have to experience it to feel what all the fuss is about.
Whatever It Takes By Whatever Modes Possible
Since healing is the goal and doing whatever it takes to get there, another aspect involves bringing some of my old skill set of my physical therapy training into the equation just modify it to be delivered within the myofascial principles as well. Whether it is relearning movement patterns, safely making adjustments to the home or making recommendations for better shoes, better suited treatment tools like a soft foam roller or therapy ball or what adaptations to the way in which you engage in exercise or get in and out of your car or the ergonomics of your desk at home or office, it will all come from both personal and professional experience and knowledge with what works best for you and me in regards to our fascial systems.
Whatever It Takes By Whatever Means and Modes Possible
Sometimes a massage is needed
Healing is the goal and doing so by whatever means and modes possible. This is where the old and the new come together. As I personally found myofascial release and knew professionally that it was what was needed in my career to help those of us out there that just the traditional health care model just did not work for, I found myself adding another set of letters to the end of my credential. So now my name is followed by PTA, LMT as well as business owner. Initially, I did attend massage school with the mindset of only attending to get the license but not until recently did I feel into this area and the impact that it can have. See in my former physical therapy training we did massage and the old form of myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization. I can say I never enjoyed giving or receiving it as it forced and was even painful. In massage school I learned proper body mechanics right from the start. In PTA school we learned temporary body mechanics as I call it as it was only performed and implemented mostly during transferring of patients. I also learned what a massage feels like. I am very pleased that my school focused on the basics verses attempting to instruct us on the various forms and handing us a certification classifying a 1000 different methods. My instructor believed that we then specialize through continuing education the various other forms. Yes I did come into LMT school already specializing in the John Barnes method. I initially never thought I would do a traditional massage but that is where my myofascial principles have come into play. Recently a client just did not feel up to doing myofascial release and just wanted a “regular” massage and did I know of anyone that did that? Normally I would not have bent and been open to new ways of thinking and seeing things but that day and I found myself saying, “we can do that”. It has been nearly a year since I gave a “regular” massage but it was just like riding a bike only now with better body mechanics and never forcing or plowing through the tissues of the body. Ultimately relief was achieved that day for the client and they are able to continue along their path to healing. The goal of all of this is providing lasting and authentic results and relief for the client and sometimes a traditional relaxation massage is what it takes.
Whatever It Takes On Your Part
Healing is the goal and my part is by providing the most current and up to date training and skills sets that I possibly can, providing them by new and old means and modes necessary to achieve the goal. Now on your part as the client, it means that you are going to have to feel. That is it, simply feel whatever it is that is occurring within your body mind and spirit. Also you will have to show up to treatment and by that I mean you have to be present and simply feel whatever is occurring or not within your body mind and spirit. Lastly you should try to perform what self care treatments that your therapists teaches you during each session but never forcing and simply by feeling what is going on in your body by using your feeling intelligence and intuition because you do have it and myofascial release helps you to feel for it. If your self-care is hurting or is too painful then its too much and too much force is being applied. I liken the self care and the application of it to the daily maintenance of brushing our teeth. We need to brush our teeth to maintain good oral health and we certainly know not to use too much force on the teeth and gums because they can begin to hurt and bleed. Well when we force the fascia either as a therapist or with self care, we are doing some form of damage to the fascia. In the case of fascia however it just causes further tightness and painful restrictions throughout the body. This is why most traditional “home exercise” programs are not performed by most because they hurt and do not work. However this is myofascial release, the Barnes method and it does not force, should not hurt and is a necessary aspect to the ultimate goal of healing with authentic lasting progressive results. Oh and one last very important item, you need to be seen by a John Barnes trained therapist that actually does myofascial release and not just banking on the name or modality. There are tons of forms of myofascial release but there is only one that stands out from the rest and that is the Barnes Methodology of Myofascial Release. There are no fancy rocks to consult or bait and switch tactics to use. There is one minor detail of course and that is you have to actually be on the schedule to begin to reach for your goal. So why not do so today if you haven’t already, why wait or delay any longer? Lets get you moving free of pain and restrictions.
by Heather Sabin Bryan PTA #15701 LMT #79159 MM #35592 | May 7, 2016 | Myofascial Release
How Long Will It Take
Healing is a Journey
Healing therapy begins the moment you decide to schedule an appointment and begin to regain control of your health. Actually it really begins the moment you decide that the traditional forms of treatment simply are not working to eliminate pain, improve mobility and flexibility and restore function to you and your life. The actual time span of how many days, weeks or even years spent receiving treatments that do not work or provide lasting results baffles me. I often hear clients speak of going for treatment for the same condition for years because the treatments are only addressing the symptoms of whatever ails you! Myofascial Release treatments does relieve and treat the symptoms but more importantly myofascial release treats the entire body, the cause of the symptoms. Also in many cases myofascial release actually improves issues that once were thought to be unchangeable. I would personally rather receive 1 session of myofascial release than 1 more day/year of treatments that do not work. The industry standards for treatment of chronic and acute conditions that results in pain, weakness, immobility, fatigue, loss of functions, decreased performance both recreational and professional, digestive issues, mental fogginess, TMJ, headaches, women’s and men’s health issues, balance deficits, or even for the overall maintenance of a healthy state of body, mind, and spirit are out dated and simply do not last or provide results. With myofascial release it is true that sometimes all it takes is one or two sessions and yes sometimes it does take longer but the overall benefit of receiving myofascial release far out weight not receiving myofascial release at all!
Here is the crux of the question, “how long and how many”. It IS NOT just the merely the fact of receiving myofascial release, it is the TYPE of myofascial release that is the number one and key factor. The type of myofascial release received should only be received from a John Barnes trained therapist! The results that are available to you and your body are endless when they are the Barnes method of Myofascial Release. See the term myofascial release is a broad and generalized term just like the word hamburger. We all know how many different types of restaurants that serve hamburgers and there are just as many therapist that do perform the general and generic forms of myofascial release. However authentic healing and lasting results are easily obtained when treated by a Barnes trained therapist. Your body, mind and spirit are too precious and the journey to your healing to settle for anything less than the best. A Barnes trained therapist like myself, have one goal in mind and that is to safely, effectively help you reclaim your life. We never force the tissues or you and we incorporate self-care into every session so that you can take back your life, and take over your own body’s needs. LIfe is a journey just like healing and you should be in charge of both. Myofascial Release and Wellness of Tampa Bay can help you do that. Visit me to see how we can begin your journey today. Let today be the day. https://www.mfroftampabay.com/
by Heather Sabin Bryan PTA #15701 LMT #79159 MM #35592 | Apr 26, 2016 | Myofascial Release
Myofascial Release Self-Care ~ Self Love
Myofascial Self-Care – The importance, The ease
Myofascial Self-Care is very important. Myofascial Self-Care is nothing like the painful home exercise programs of years past. I remember the time when my own doctor/therapist asked me if I had been doing the exercises that I had been shown, and the answer was ….NO! I realized in that moment why I did not do as I was instructed even though I was a physical therapist assistant. Simply, they were too painful as well as unmotivating and boring. When something hurts or does not bring us joy or a reward, whether we are a therapist or not, we simply are not going to do them. Myofascial Release Self Care follows the same principles as does Myofascial Release Therapy. It is gentle, never forces, feels good, immediate results felt, progress is onward and upward and did I mention it is not Painful. The motto no pain, no gain does not apply here. Actually the motto is pain equals no gain!
5 Minutes ~ All the time you need
Myofascial Release Self-care can be done just about anywhere and all you needs is at least 5 minutes. Self Care can be done when you first wake up, at the kitchen counter while waiting for coffee, in the car waiting at a stop light, in the shower, really anywhere. Actually when the self-care is easy and painless, we all tend to “make” time verses find time. Another benefit is that it actually helps to not only maintain but to progress the ability of the fascia to continue to release between treatment sessions as well as address anything new that tends to arise within the body. It is the goal of all myofascial release therapy for you the client to be able to take back full control of your body, mind, spirit, reclaiming your health and fully regain a pain-free active lifestyle. With myofascial release therapy you do recover more fully and you don’t have to been treated forever. Certainly, clients do enjoy receiving myofascial release and utilize it in a more preventative fashion like self-care being the daily brushing of teeth and a treatment like going to the hygienists for a deeper cleansing.
The Goal of Self-Care ~ The Goal of Therapy
Myofascial Release and Wellness of Tampa Bay’s goal for each and everyone of us is to live a fluid, active, happy, pain-free life. Whether you do or don’t have any certain specific pain or ache but would like to learn a better way of performing self-care stretching and exercise, myofascial self care is a great option for you too. We can teach and demonstrate various activities and techniques designed just for you. Visit https://www.mfroftampabay.com/ to see how we can help you gain fascial freedom.