Awareness and adaptability create freedom. Explore and understand how to turn on the body's natural ability to heal adapting through posture, movement and touch. Free yourself of life's hardening and soften with Myofascial Release Therapy. MFR is a hands on and hands off physical and energetic therapy that awakens sensation, awareness adaptability, freedom to move and live without the restraints of imbalance. MFR is a safe and gentle alternative to pharmaceuticals and surgery for treating and preventing pain, dysfunction, imbalance and disease.
Fascia is the universally unique fabric of our biology and biographies and so many of us still have not yet heard the word. Fascia is the web within creating connection worldwide. Widely unrecognized and dismissed by science, medicine and society
whole body soft tissue labyrinth has not received attention in the media until recently. Facia is one unified structure surrounding, separating, protecting, connecting and containing everything within a human being- body, mind and spirit.
When it comes to pain, the body's actions speak louder than the mind's words. Thinking can create pain and rarely takes it away. Healing happens naturally. The security system that protects against force can not be forced to release. When responding to touch, there is a thin edge between what the body perceives as therapeutic vs injurious. Touch is medicine and the only sense we cannot live without. Myofascial Release Therapy heals and helps us understand what connects us all as one humankind family, sacred touch and movement change and create life. Take pleasure being in healing shapes and learn how to maintain the health of the communication, movement, connectivity, protection, force distribution and transportation system of all fluid, nutrients and information among all cells, tissues, muscles, nerves, vessels, organs and systems and awareness.
John F Barnes' Myofascial Release Approach focuses on treating the cause of pain rather than just the symptoms and encourages patient empowerment and autonomy throughout the healing process. JFB's approach to MFR can be framed in a trinity of structural MFR, unwinding and rebounding. The structural component consists of sustained and gentle pressure in the barriers of myofascial restrictions through holding and stretching the bones and soft tissues of the body. As tissues change in consistency, joints change in shape through movement. Unwinding is the body's ability to heal itself through spontaneous movement. Unwinding is the subconscious mind expressed through movement. Rebounding is a rocking motion that evokes rhythmic movement of the lymph using the body's own movement as a lever on the fluid and information transportation system, fascia. Rebounding can be received passively or autonomously and feels amazing. Unblocking restrictions creates regained hydration, circulation, shape shifting and freedom
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.
Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)
The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.
Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
Excerpt from John F. Barnes, internationally recognized physical therapist, lecturer, author and authority on Myofascial Release at www.myofascialrelease.com.