As some of you may know, I have recently completed classes with John Barnes Myofascial Release Approach. The Myofascial Release classes have brought new light into my hands and my heart. I never realized what energetic and emotional beings we all are or rather how we all pretend not to be. With this technique you have the potential to not only move better without pain but also live better with a “free” attitude.
I am beginning to receive Myofascial Release treatment sessions to better ground and center myself. The more centered I am as a therapist and as a person the more I can help others and that is my ultimate goal.
It is important to know that not everything needs to be figured out or explained. Myofascial Release allows you to “let go” and trust. Trust your body and what it feels and what it needs to go through in order to heal.
As humans, we are linear and logical; in certain instances that is necessary to survive. But not always, sometimes we need to embrace not understanding. We won’t always get an answer and not everything will be able to be explained.
“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
~ Anaïs Nin
What is Myofascial Release?
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.
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.
Fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web or a sweater. Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord. The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is actually one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. In this way you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.
How is Mfr different than massage?
Myofascial release treatment helps your body heal itself and provides the lasting changes so many of us have been searching for. Because each session is built around the specific needs of the client, the body gets what it has been asking for and that gives an opportunity for true healing.
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“You have to feel to heal”…some may experience what is called a “healing crisis” where you feel worse before you feel better. This is all part of your body correcting itself. Listen to your body and feel, go through it. Treating the core problem is more than treating symptoms and covering up the pain and discomfort.
I hope for JFB Myofascial Release to change your life as it has already changed mine. I’ll be seeing you.