Modern Science Is Finally Catching Up To John Barnes Myofascial Release

Modern Science Is Finally Catching Up To John Barnes Myofascial Release

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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

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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.Modern Science 4th phaseDr. 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.modern science ground substanceAfter 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

John F. Barnes's Myofascial Release ApproachMyofascial 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”

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Equine MyoFascial Release

Equine MyoFascial Release

Myofascial Release is for all kinds!

Equine MyoFascial Release

Equine Myofascial Release takes therapy to a whole new dimension. Myofascial Release treats not just mankind, but all kinds, horses, dogs, cats, birds, fish, you name it.  Equines are such magnificent beings and so full of power and energy that is until their fascia begins to lock them down and restrict their movements just like us.  Because Myofascial release is a manual therapy technique that is used to elongate foreshortened connective tissue and muscle it is very effective at treating the fascial system of horses that is no different than ours.  The fascia forms a web from head to hoof surrounding every muscle, bone, organ, blood vessel, nerve, and cell. Just like us, when the horse is acutely injured or sustains repeated trauma from training, the fascial system tightens as a protective response.

Over time this can lead to poor muscular biomechanics, altered structural alignment, decreased strength and endurance, and produce overuse muscular compensations. Resultant is decreased performance and functional capacity of the horse. By elongating the fascial system we can restore the efficiency of this system. Therefore, restoring the natural abilities of coordination, strength, and power to the horse. Equine Myofascial Release by a trained John Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist that has  are beneficial in creating pain free movement for the horse.  Any horse can benefit from myofascial release therapy, especially those with a history of injury or lameness.

Here are some examples of scenarios you may find familiar:

  • A history of chronic lameness
  • Injuries, or surgeries
  • Decreased performance with no diagnosed problem
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Pain sensitive areas or trigger points
  • Irritability or unwillingness to work

Last April, I was very fortunate to have been able to attend the Equine 1 Myofascial Release seminar come within an hour of my home in Greater Tampa Bay, Florida. It was a pivot turning point for myself in regards to deepening my connection to the fascia and the purity of the work. Animals communicate but not with words like we do, so it was truly an experience of the “feeling and sensing” kind. I am so happy to announce that I will be participating in the Equine 2 class as well as the Skills Enhancement for both Equine 1 and 2 this April 9-11 again in my home area. The instructor Tamara Thomas, PT,  is amazing and truly vested in the benefits of myofascial release for both horse and therapist and making sure that everyone is kept safe as well.

Here is a link to my mentors article on how Equine Myofascial Release began.  I am so please to have gotten to treat so local horses and see first hand how this powerful but gentle work can be life-changing for both animals and mankind.

Myofascial Release for Equines

Kisses of Gratitude - Jack and ME
Learning MFR on Horses
 Jack and ME
Learning from the Best - Myself and Tamara Thomas Equine 1
Cookie and ME - Equine 1
Kisses of Gratitude and Appreciation - Spencer and ME
Eager for Treatment