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 | Jun 16, 2016 | Myofascial Release |
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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