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”
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Myofascial Release Treats The Whole Person
Whole Healing Myofascial Release – Healing into Wholeness with Myofascial Release
Whole healing and healing into wholeness through myofascial release is not only possible but necessary. Whole Healing beyond just the part of you that hurts, beyond that one spot. Many times in life past and present we are viewed upon and treated by the traditional medical system based upon a specific pieces or part of ourselves. We see this doctor for this symptom, that doctor for that symptom, this other doctor or therapist for this other symptom and so on and so forth. This is a very myopic view point and we ourselves are conditioned to think of ourselves as such. “My Shoulder hurts” “I have a Head-ache” Maybe they are related. or “My Right Low Back Hurts” and “My Left Knee Hurts”, Maybe there are related. They very well could be related and there is hope, there is light at the end of the tunnel, the horizon looks bright. In the not too distance future there is a shift occurring from the traditional approach of treating the body from myopic parts and transitioning into treating the whole person. Fortunate for me and ultimately you, the shift that is happening comes in the form of Myofascial Release and comes to you from a Barnes trained specialist like myself.
The “Golden“ Standard of Myofascial Release
Myofascial Release is a broad term that describes many different types of manual therapy. Through both personal and professional experience, as well as the countless success stories heard and witnessed world wide, undoubtedly the Barnes Myofascial Release approach effectively and successfully treats the whole person, heals the whole person including the symptom . The John F Barnes Myofascial Release approach as taught by John F Barnes is a hands-on soft tissue technique that facilities the movement and healing of the fascial system as a whole. The “myofascial” or “fascial” system is a continuous 3-D web of connective tissue that surrounds, infiltrates, and connects every tissue, organ, and cell of our body from head to toe, skin to spine and all areas in between. The ultimate goal of Myofascial Release (MFR) is to help release fascial restrictions (e.g. scars, tissue damage, stress, trauma, birth injuries etc.) gently and over time to allow your body to properly realign and heal naturally, thus returning you and your body to normal function, movement and sensation. Fascia’s function is to provide support and structure to the body as well as work as a bracing mechanism from injuries much like a shock absorber.
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The Golden Missing Piece of The Puzzle
The Barnes approach to Myofascial Release is not only the Golden Standard in (MFR) but it is the Golden Missing Piece in all of traditional approaches to healthcare. Fascia is a continuous web that responds to tensions in other areas of the body. It can be difficult to visualize the impact and importance of this beautiful tissue. An easier ccomparison is a bowl of jello with pieces of fruit floating in it. Each piece of fruit within the bowl of jello represents all the various muscles, bones and organs, while the jello represents fascia. Visualize the jello being jiggled or compressed which causes the whole bowl of jello to move and be affected as well. This is just how fascia responds and because of this very fact, we as Barnes trained Myofascial Release Therapist are treating and assisting the entire system to heal. One simply cannot treat only one aspect of the body, one piece without affecting the whole system, the whole person. You are more than parts, you are so much more and deserve to be treated as a whole person, body, mind and spirit.
Fascia is as Unique as Your Finger Prints
Myofascial Release treats the whole person, not just the parts, not just the symptoms. Traditional healthcare identifies with parts, with pieces, with symptoms and then places “Labels” upon them and then society wants to define you, me, us accordingly. We are more than a label! By definition, a “label” aka a “diagnosis” is a term for a collection of symptoms. Many times symptoms like pain, weakness, fatigue etc are the commonality between the various “Labels”. The label is then determined by the number or type of symptoms that you present with. I don’t know but in my most humble opinion the only label that I have is either my name, my gender and my species. I am not my neck pain, my shoulder pain, my whatever “fill in the blank”. Fascia is unique just like our finger prints. We all have finger prints and there are no two finger prints alike and so is the resulting restriction that occurs when the Fascia becomes injured or in a state of dis-ease and this is where symptoms begin to manifest. We both can have shoulder pain but the cause can arise from two totally different reasons or areas within the body that have responded to an event causing distortion. Please note this is not by any means to disregards any systemic illnesses or disease processes. This is an attempt to bring back a whole person approach to treating each of us. I want us all to broaden the views of our selves and our symptoms to a more global view, a whole system vantage point. It is when we begin to see the bigger picture of ourselves and what is going on within our bodies and begin to trust what we feel on the inside verses what the label describes us as.
You do have parts and you do have symptoms but they do not define you!
I would like to examine the various symptoms that are often felt in the various parts of the body but lets first examine the word Disease. Disease is a given name or label for a collection of symptoms. Many times we have to have a certain number of symptoms in order to qualify to earn the label of a given illness or disease. Did you know that most all diseases or “Label” have the same or very similar symptoms? Each disease, ilness or “Label” then has as a specific variant or two that might distinguish it from the others. As technology advances and the minds and views of the medical community broaden, Fascia and the manner in which the body is treated is the Barnes Approach to Myofascial Release is being accept solution to treatment and is “alternative no more“. So many “Labels” and/or symptoms are effortlessly released and melted away with the gentle sustained pressure used with Myofascial Release. This fact is why a Barnes trained therapist might be releasing your hips when you in fact came for the nagging left shoulder pain. We treat the whole person, at that includes the symptoms and looking and feeling further into the fascial system for the other areas of restriction or the root cause.
Treating the Whole You
Below is just a small comparison of some known symptoms associated with some of the more common Labels, Diseases. In addition, I am not stating that you should not seek out medical advice and intervention, I am just attempting to show how treating the whole person and not just a particular symptoms is going to provide some lasting relief for the whole you. Myofascial release if nothing else provides the body a way to release stresses and strains and bring an ease to the body, mind and spirit. I have looked at the symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, loss of function, joint aches, muscle aches, swelling, fatigue, memory/brain difficulties, bladder and bowel difficulties, stomach difficulties, vertigo, visual difficulties, sleeping difficulties, respiratory difficulties, cardiac issues, emotional changes, and difficulty with movement. Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Polymyalgia, MS, and Lyme all have all if not most of the same symptomologies of each other. Myofascial Release looks beyond the label or the symptom, we look at how you and your body mind and spirit are moving and feeling and by using the techniques taught to us by my mentor and friend, John Barnes, many symptoms melt away or are certainly diminished in severity. Many times I can have any number of the symptoms above but I am without a disease, illness or label, I am simply a grateful therapist assisting others in gently finding and releasing their symptomatic fascial restrictions away.
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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.
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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.
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Myofascial Release Pictures Shows The Results
A Myofascial Picture is Worth a Thousand Words or 2,000 pounds per square inch of Affirmation!
Disclaimer- original post was cut and pasted by myself. I originally and currently have removed the front view of myself. Myofascial Release does help to return one to optimal mobility and alignment as well as release emotional patterns and belief systems. It has taken an enormous amount of courage on my part to post actual photos of myself but I am still not ready to review what the frontal view looks like. Maybe someday but honestly anyone who knows me knows my goal and belief in being upfront and honest. With Barnes Myofascial Release there is no reason what so ever to attempt to make false claims or proven false pictures. I am just a therapist who became a patient who learned how to be a better therapist to assist my clients to actually have lasting results. With honestly, authenticity and compassion, Heather Bryan, PTA, LMT, JFB MFR Therapist.
Myofascial pictures shows the undeniable results that are possible when treated with Myofascia
l Release and not just any form of Myofascial Release, but the John F Barnes Approach and by someone who has been trained specifically in this method. There is not another thing like it! If they break out the oil or are not waiting for the melt and the stretch of taffy, then you are not experiencing authenticity.
I was trained originally in what I thought was myofascial release in PTA school and then again in LMT school but never in a trillion years could any of those forms of it take me and my body to the level of healing that this approach has. I never knew what fascia really was. I never knew that my body looked this far off kilter. Sure I had enormous amounts of pain but I did not realize the depth of magnitude of what what causing it. I had pain in this spot or that and I just had to use as much force as humanly possibly to stretch it, pull it, twist it, rub it, traction it, pull it, ultrasound it, ice it and heat it to the point of giving myself burns (actually did). I only got worse and even to the point where it felt like my body was now attacking and squeezing the life out of me and it was!
My Desperation of Pain and Pressure
My pain was driving me to the point of madness and desperation. I was in agony, most likely depressed because I could not fix myself with what I knew how to do and had used day in and day out with my own patients and ultimately I was losing my ability to perform my job. As I was nearing time for my license renewal and in need of the required continuing education, I began to search the web for answers, help and CEUs. I quickly landed on now mentor and friend’s link to what I now know is the answer to so many issues within the body and mine was prime for a new way. However as I look at these pictures I am still in shock at the before view. I will admit that I went for my first intensive therapy for the therapist treatment in February of 2016, a little over a year and a half after my initiation into the actually way the human body works and not what a text book said it should be. See we all have fascia just like we all have finger prints and as we know that no 2 finger prints are alike and they are unique to you and me, well so is our fascia and they way in which is presents when injured. In fact I could sustain the same type of injury at 2 different times in my life and they may not affect my fascial system the same way and there for the pain pattern, restriction pattern, pattern of dysfunction would be different for each.
Finally Time for ME, My T4T ( Therapy for the Therapist)
Therapy on the Rocks
By the time I finally attended my first T4T (Therapy for the Therapist or an Intensive for a non-therapist patient as they are referred to, I had been getting treated at least monthly if not a bit more for sometime. Even though I was originally brought to this work due to my own injury, once I realized that I could myself learn to become a “Myofascial Release” therapist and provide MFR to my clients, I began to take as many classes as possible, enrolled in LMT school, did internships etc. In my mind I was justifying seeking my own treatment which felt selfish in a way when there were so many others worse of than me. Is this not true of so many of us out there that but others before ourselves? I can only shutter at the thought of what the picture would have revealed if my T4T was sooner rather than later, but the point is I took the leap. Obviously by the looks of the before picture I was already in position to take off.
Sooner Rather Than Later But Never IS NOT an Option!
Moral and point of my story is that whatever path gets each of us there to an intensive or simply onto the treatment table of a John Barnes trained therapist, make it sooner rather than later. So many therapist themselves that experience the true and authentic lasting results that are readily and easily provided to assist to healing often themselves end up becoming practitioners of this work. Hard to call it work though! I do not think in terms of should have or why didn’t I but wow thank the stars above I did. Let me give you the numbers why. On Day 1 we all have an initial evaluation. Generally speaking this is more for documentation purposed because as Barnes Myofascial Therapist we deal in Feelings and Results! So Day 1 here were some of the numbers: I was informed I was 5’5″, I am actually 5’7.5″. I was some 55 degrees forward head of my base of support (feet). After 20-21 sessions I gained back 1.4″ in vertical height, and I returned to have vertical alignment of head over shoulders, over hips over feet and still had slight forward head posture to approximately 7 to 10 degrees at most. I have full active range of motion of my left shoulder, I could walk, I even climb the rocks of Sedona, AZ, I could sneeze fully, and my pain level went to intermittent and 3 at worst. I was able to resume exercising and had my own private mobile MFR practice in the end. However this is not the end of the story for me.
Myofascial Pictures – More MFR Please
I still have work to do both personally and to provide to others professionally. Myofascial Release is about a whole way of seeing the world and our place within it. MFR teaches us how to be gentle with ourselves in all areas of life and activities we do. We do live in a world that wants to deny pain, medicate pain, cut pain out etc. MFR teaches each client who is willing and able how to self treat themselves to be more effective as well as keep cost down. I myself will always strive for getting treated sooner rather than later and will approach me activities and self care following the same principles of gentle sustained pressure, waiting and melting into a release. Just take a look at the picture again that is a representation of the most beneficial, real, gentle and lasting outcomes that myofascial release can provide not just me but you too! Did you know that the astronaut Shepard recently came back from a 2 year stay in outer space and that the news reported he gained 2 inches in verticallity back. The 2 inches came from time spent out of gravity. Gravity pulls each of us this way and that way twisting and bending us into a scrunched up postural mess. I personally witnessed the gains! I gained back almost 1.5 inches in 1 week merely with gentle sustained pressure and a few talented and gifted therapist at the treatment center. When I got into my car at the airport to go home, I had to adjust all my mirrors to the new height I had.
The Next One
My next T4T is scheduled in October of this year and I will most definitely feel the results. Due to the fact of multiple surgeries and falls, a life time of denying the pain, a life time of over stretching and forcing my tissues, and now knowing a better way and sometimes we need a helping hand, sometimes multiple hands. At a T4T there are multiple therapist at a time assisting us to release our restrictions and return us to a fluid state that is as pain-free and active as possible. Even if you cannot get to a T4T, ask your therapist if they have a way to provide a multi- therapist session for you until you yourself can make a leap if you so desire. So we all have a choice and the choice is yours to make. One aspect though is in seeking myofascial release therapy, please make sure it is given by a John Barnes therapist. You deserve the best.
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Tongue Tie – Detaching and Letting Go
Tongue Tie is about the inability to attach and not let go. John Barnes teaches us as practitioner to let go of the outcome, to detach from the outcome and in doing so we will actually have better results. I know that I am not alone in finding this to be a huge area frequently needing to be revisited as a practitioner especially coming from a background and a societal norm that sees it differently. Since my startling discover almost 2 years ago that began to show me a whole new way and how which at times I guess I have held on to the edges of belief systems by the skin of my teeth and becoming things, liking things that I “thought” I didn’t or wasn’t good at and for once finding ways to actually change, modify or rethink things that were repeated patterns in my life, so much of absolutely everything has changed and for the better! So as I further detached and let go and allowed the myofascial release to do its thing, some babies actually gained the ability to attach and not let go.
You Never Know Until You Try
I never wanted to be a business owner, now I am. I did not know that it was okay to not know. It was better for everything if I actually cared less, really strange but true. Detaching from the outcome actually got not only the results desired but better than expected! Learned I actually can read and like it. Learned that I actually love to travel and even by myself including eating out and site seeing! I want to see the world and I am now going to Hawaii somewhere I said I did not think I could tolerate the amount of time in an airplane. I guess Australia is next. I thought I never could go on stage and be a demo, well that isn’t a problem even when I am not physically and aesthetically ideal. Never was able to do book keeping, still a bit dicey but I have sought out help for that another area I never was able to do, I was supposed to be able to do everything, well I can’t do everything nor do I want to. I never wanted or thought there were other things to learn, I love learning and don’t ever want to stop. I never wanted to work with kids because I wasn’t good handling all the things that came out of them which would make things project out of me, not true anymore! I also never wanted or thought I could speak in front of people, well I can.
Yesterday was my first speaking engagement to a large scale group 25-40 over the span of the morning – afternoon of a support tongue tie support group for mommies and their babies where there are IBLC’s and NC’s assisting in teaching and getting babies to latch. The closer I got to the venue I really started to get a bit nervous. When I spoke with the nurses prior to the event they thought maybe I would do 1 demo on a baby. So as I unloaded the car into my red wagon, table etc. I did have all my promo Pink Balls in a large bag over my shoulder like Santa or something, I must have looked like some person who had no clue what this was going to be all about. So in the end all I really needed was the bag of balls for the small army of the siblings that were manning every square inch of free floor space because a lady dressed in pink with a laundry bag of pink bouncing balls has to be the guy who dresses in reds friend or something. As I began passing them out, it dawns on me that the universe could not have gifted a better opener than that. Happy content siblings that will not be occupied while mommies and little sis or bro are busy.
Soften and Broaden Your Focus Things Are Not What they always Appear to Be
As I began to take a broader look at my surroundings, I soon realized that I wasn’t going to need that table after alI and we had a sea of wee ones that might have just been released from the NICU. I then broadened and opened further to release the anxiety and nervous energy to take in the atmosphere. Internally again processing the scene in front and feeling the palpable emotions that painted the air think, fear, anxiety, pain, worry, desperation, restrictions, hunger, fresh surgical and laser scars, and breast that were swollen with nutrition that either could not be utilized for one reason or another. There was even a sweet wee one that had not poo’d in 14 days, yes per hear say, the MD was aware! The labels given and the situations of trauma that circled each one drove home another fact for me. The fact that restrictions even in a “normal” easy birth and delivery are the beginning of it all and actually we all have a major reminder of it our belly button which John Barnes says that is actually our first scar and it really is.
So jumping right in because there is no time like the present and what did I have to lose except some more layers of my own fears, I began my presentation with all the toddlers and crawlers weaving around me, near me and even had a few mouthing my toes. I was so surprised afterwards at the depth of the questions asked and light bulbs as John refers to it go on and feel the shift in the room of the transition of emotions to hope and excitement take over. Before I knew it I was on the ground and one after the other these mommies were eagerly handing their babies over. I never needed my table, this was real life in action. This is where my own fears wanted to creep back into the mix as most of these wee ones were days, or weeks old and just a few pounds. Then an old belief system crept in revolving protocols and how its “supposed” to be done. Did I not just get done telling all these individuals that there is no protocol except never forcing and so protocol smotocol, whats the worst that can happen, Nothing! So a day MFR of love began.
Shedding of Restrictions a 2 way Gift
I was given so many gifts too! As the babies were releasing, they were releasing everything and anything and as they did so I finally released my hypersensitive gag and stomach reflex. Finally nothing came out of me in return and I learned it doesn’t really bother me to be spit on, peed on, vomited on, poo’d on, burped and tooted on. I was in a sea of love and there is no other way to describe it. This instantaneous and what I call miraculous, magically results again are still so new to me in my 2 years of finally providing a form of health care that works. I do hope to never shed to joy of feeling the “aw” of that and I guess it again is a choice, so I choose to always view each and every release and treatment in just that way. I bared witness to these changes with no effort, no figuring it out, just feeling and following.
Feeling the Deep Connections
I felt such a deeper love and connection to this work, to John, to myself, to well everything. Babies whose mouths simply didn’t open enough or function to suck etc. minutes prior, began to open wider and wider, yawning and stretching, tongues and lips shaking and quivering, burping, peeing, tooting etc. within just a few precious moments as these babies were handed back to the mommies they began to latch, suckle and maintain the connection and receive not only the needed nutrients but connect on a deeper level with their mommies that just want to feed and care for their babies. Some were even treated while nursing. And about the figuring it part, well these little miracles of life, they show you right where they need it. One little fella had his little fist pressed into the side of his left jaw and was having a very hard time feeding so while mom attempted to keep the connection I placed my fingers onto his little cheeks and he placed his little hand over mine and actually compressed it further and as his jaw and little neck began to unwind, the most powerful latch and full powered suck began and he nursed fully and never another moment of trouble. In checking in later in the evening with mom, all later feeding were going so much better!
Sooner Rather Than Later – Gratitude and Prevention -Prevention, Prevention, Prevention
John F Barnes I know I express and feel the level of my affection and gratitude for you and Myofascial Release often with each new day, each treatment but this day again has taken it to a whole new level. I realized the significant of getting treated sooner. I realized the depth of broadening our focus, looking past labels, and just how many restrictions are not realized by a health care system that only follows protocols and norms. How many labels have been placed upon infants as just being fussy or colicky and dismiss so many clues right there in front of us. Mothers whose intuitive sense is diminished by fear, pain and anxiety. Then we set ourselves up for the construction of layer upon layer of fascial restrictions. It is so critically important to treat and get treated right away even if nothing significantly screams out at us. The fact that these immediate changes, the immediate results were so easily achieved is because the body has not have time yet to experience gravity and posture and building of its “onion” etc. I feel that because these wee ones cannot change their positions themselves because they do not yet have the control or ability to move their bodies against gravity like we do that it too builds layers to the fascial onion. So what initially may present as a cranky baby, just might be one that needs a little myofascial treatment and unwinding.
I see a strange contradiction but as we have the ability to move but have become more and more sedentary and develop restrictions as a result of computers and phones we choose not to move and while these wee ones who want to be mobile need some help in do so to make sure they develop a healthy fascial system that is free to move without having to do so around a restriction that places up to 2000 pounds per square inch of pressure all things its connected to, which is everything. Myofascial Release is about creating mobility and flow of all things freely and without discomfort whether its body parts, bodily fluids, breast milk, and having a fascial system that allows for that. Thank you to all the Mommies for trusting myself and myofascial release yesterday and taking the leap of faith, trusting that there is an alternative way, that is an alternative no more.
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