Myofascial Release

A Thought For All Of Us

January 22, 2015 by John Barnes · No Comments

 

A thought for all of us by the acclaimed author, Aldous Huxley: “Don’t ever be anyone else but yourself.” 

 

Love,

     John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on Myofascial Release and Myofascial Release Seminars, visit our website here.

 

To view the new commercial for Therapy on the Rocks, click here.

 

For more information about Myofascial Release, you can now access two separate excerpts from the Fireside Chat with John F. Barnes, PT DVD on ‘You Tube’!   Just click on the following links:

 

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWRuS9xAbMo

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4QrvlwtBOU

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John F. Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB is the President of the Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and International Myofascial Release Seminars. For more information call 1-800-FASCIAL (327-2425) or visit www.myofascialrelease.com.

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Exciting news!

January 7, 2015 by John Barnes · 1 Comment

Exciting news! Dr. Guimberteau has just finalized his new book  The Architecture of Living Fascia: The Extracellular Matrix and Cells Revealed Through Endoscopy and is scheduled to be published in late summer, 2015.

Dr. Guimberteau asked John to share his perspective of Myofascial Release in his new book. We were just informed that John’s contribution was approved. John had the opportunity to read the first several chapters and was extremely impressed. He believes it will be an important contribution for all of us as therapists and physicians and will be a valuable resource for referring physicians to show the important new findings on fascia.

Below is a thank you note from Dr. Guimberteau and his publisher, Andrew Stevenson. This is one of the many high definition digital video images that will be throughout his amazing book. We will keep you all informed when the book becomes available for purchase.

 

Dr. G book pic

For more information on Myofascial Release and Myofascial Release Seminars, visit our website here.

 

To view the new commercial for Therapy on the Rocks, click here.

 

For more information about Myofascial Release, you can now access two separate excerpts from the Fireside Chat with John F. Barnes, PT DVD on ‘You Tube’!   Just click on the following links:

 

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWRuS9xAbMo

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4QrvlwtBOU

To find us on Facebook, click on the following link: www.facebook.com/myofascial.release

 

 


John F. Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB is the President of the Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and International Myofascial Release Seminars. For more information call 1-800-FASCIAL (327-2425) or visit www.myofascialrelease.com.

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Ancient Fractals

December 31, 2014 by John Barnes · 3 Comments

 

I wanted to share this with you. I thought you might be interested in this wonderful example of old fractals and incredibly beautiful trees. I wish you a “Fractally Delicious New Year!”

http://www.boredpanda.com/ancient-tree-photography-beth-moon/ 

 

 

ancient-trees-beth-moon-8

 

 

Sincerely,

 

John F. Barnes, PT

 

For more information on Myofascial Release and Myofascial Release Seminars, visit our website here.

 

To view the new commercial for Therapy on the Rocks, click here.

 

For more information about Myofascial Release, you can now access two separate excerpts from the Fireside Chat with John F. Barnes, PT DVD on ‘You Tube’!   Just click on the following links:

 

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWRuS9xAbMo

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4QrvlwtBOU

To find us on Facebook, click on the following link: www.facebook.com/myofascial.release

 


John F. Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB is the President of the Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and International Myofascial Release Seminars. For more information call 1-800-FASCIAL (327-2425) or visit www.myofascialrelease.com.

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We are totally connected

December 30, 2014 by John Barnes · 3 Comments

The universe as perceived by Newton and Descartes is a giant machine that functions precisely, logically, sequentially, and correctly. This characterized by arrogance because it allows for only one correct solution. In the field of medical science, this paradigm has reduced human illness to the “biochemistry of disease,” completely losing sight of the fact that disease or dysfunction is part of a whole person.

Since the Cartesian era, Western traditional medicine has been dominated by reductionist methodology, which tries to explain life by examining the tiniest pieces for it. In other works, the reductionist argues that if you understand everything about the ingredients, you understand everything about the whole. The debatable reasoning of the staunch reductionist is chilling and impersonal: He has eliminated from his model of reality the effect of the mind, emotions, and meaning in life. Essentially, the reductionists are saying that brain function, and feelings of fear, sorrow and joy, etc., are nothing more than chemical reactions. That this model had reached its limits and has crossed into absurdity is obvious. The attempt to fragment humans and their health has been disastrous.

In life, we are totally connected via the fascia system; every system is connected, every cell is connected. This helps us treat the totality of the human being.

 

 

used with permission with Dr. Guimberteau

used with permission from Dr. Guimberteau

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

John F. Barnes, PT

 

For more information on Myofascial Release and Myofascial Release Seminars, visit our website here.

 

To view the new commercial for Therapy on the Rocks, click here.

 

For more information about Myofascial Release, you can now access two separate excerpts from the Fireside Chat with John F. Barnes, PT DVD on ‘You Tube’!   Just click on the following links:

 

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWRuS9xAbMo

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4QrvlwtBOU

To find us on Facebook, click on the following link: www.facebook.com/myofascial.release

 


John F. Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB is the President of the Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and International Myofascial Release Seminars. For more information call 1-800-FASCIAL (327-2425) or visit www.myofascialrelease.com.

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Move into Stillness

December 22, 2014 by John Barnes · No Comments

“Dear fellow MFR therapists and friends it is with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing today of my friend and our colleague Michael Boals. May he rest in peace.”

- Michael J. Aronoff

 

I was wondering if we could all get together tonight at 8:15 ET and move into stillness, picturing Michael and sending him as much love as we can. Say whatever you want to say to him or we maybe could all sing or say 3 times as we hold our hearts: “All I ask of you is to remember me loving you!”

JFB and MBoals

 

 

Love,

John


John F. Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB is the President of the Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and International Myofascial Release Seminars. For more information call 1-800-FASCIAL (327-2425) or visit www.myofascialrelease.com.

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We are totally connected

December 3, 2014 by John Barnes · No Comments

The universe as perceived by Newton and Descartes is a giant machine that functions precisely, logically, sequentially, and correctly. This characterized by arrogance because it allows for only one correct solution. In the field of medical science, this paradigm has reduced human illness to the “biochemistry of disease,” completely losing sight of the fact that disease or dysfunction is part of a whole person.

Since the Cartesian era, Western traditional medicine has been dominated by reductionist methodology, which tries to explain life by examining the tiniest pieces for it. In other works, the reductionist argues that if you understand everything about the ingredients, you understand everything about the whole. The debatable reasoning of the staunch reductionist is chilling and impersonal: He has eliminated from his model of reality the effect of the mind, emotions, and meaning in life. Essentially, the reductionists are saying that brain function, and feelings of fear, sorrow and joy, etc., are nothing more than chemical reactions. That this model had reached its limits and has crossed into absurdity is obvious. The attempt to fragment humans and their health has been disastrous.

In life, we are totally connected via the fascia system; every system is connected, every cell is connected. This helps us treat the totality of the human being.

 

 

used with permission with Dr. Guimberteau

used with permission from Dr. Guimberteau

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

John F. Barnes, PT

 

For more information on Myofascial Release and Myofascial Release Seminars, visit our website here.

 

To view the new commercial for Therapy on the Rocks, click here.

 

For more information about Myofascial Release, you can now access two separate excerpts from the Fireside Chat with John F. Barnes, PT DVD on ‘You Tube’!   Just click on the following links:

 

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWRuS9xAbMo

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4QrvlwtBOU

To find us on Facebook, click on the following link: www.facebook.com/myofascial.release

 


John F. Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB is the President of the Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and International Myofascial Release Seminars. For more information call 1-800-FASCIAL (327-2425) or visit www.myofascialrelease.com.

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British Fascial Symposium

November 17, 2014 by John Barnes · 1 Comment

John F. Barnes, PT has been asked to be one of the keynote speakers at the 2016 British Fascial Symposium in Great Britain. We will keep you updated as things progress.

 

To view the scientific findings backing up the effectiveness of Myofascial Release, see John’s Therapeutic Insight article titled “How Mechanotransduction May Affect Cells” on Massage Magazine’s website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Andrea Bomenka, MT

 

For more information on Myofascial Release and Myofascial Release Seminars, visit our website here.

 

To view the new commercial for Therapy on the Rocks, click here.

 

For more information about Myofascial Release, you can now access two separate excerpts from the Fireside Chat with John F. Barnes, PT DVD on ‘You Tube’!   Just click on the following links:

 

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWRuS9xAbMo

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4QrvlwtBOU

To find us on Facebook, click on the following link: www.facebook.com/myofascial.release

 


John F. Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB is the President of the Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and International Myofascial Release Seminars. For more information call 1-800-FASCIAL (327-2425) or visit www.myofascialrelease.com.

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What is Mechanotransduction?

October 24, 2014 by John Barnes · No Comments

Mechanotransduction is a process whereby physical force can generate cellular biochemical responses. Modern biology and medicine have been dominated by genetics and biochemistry for the past century, but recent research reveals that physical forces and mechanics may play as important a role in the control of cell and tissue development as do chemicals and genes.

The fascial system is the microenvironment of every cell of our body, therefore, it is the transport medium for the air we breathe, fluids and nutrition we intake, the biochemistry, hormones, and information that every cell needs to thrive!

According to Valerie Weaver’s research at the University of California, San Francisco: “…researchers are pursuing an unorthodox idea about cancer; they think the initial acquisition of malignant properties may not necessarily involve accumulations of genetic lesions, rather cancer may result from a rift in the body’s normal microscopic architecture.”

To learn even more about the scientific aspect of mechanotransduction, read my latest Therapeutic Insight article, “How Mechanotransduction May Affect Cells.”

 

 

used with permission from Dr. Guimberteau

used with permission from Dr. Guimberteau

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

John F. Barnes, PT

 

For more information on Myofascial Release and Myofascial Release Seminars, visit our website here.

 

To view the new commercial for Therapy on the Rocks, click here.

 

For more information about Myofascial Release, you can now access two separate excerpts from the Fireside Chat with John F. Barnes, PT DVD on ‘You Tube’!   Just click on the following links:

 

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWRuS9xAbMo

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4QrvlwtBOU

To find us on Facebook, click on the following link: www.facebook.com/myofascial.release

 

 


John F. Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB is the President of the Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and International Myofascial Release Seminars. For more information call 1-800-FASCIAL (327-2425) or visit www.myofascialrelease.com.

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New Documentary on Consciousness, Myofascial Release and John F. Barnes

October 1, 2014 by John Barnes · No Comments

I have been asked to be part of an important documentary that goes deeply and scientifically into the relationship between consciousness and health, and how various healing modalities operate. It will include pinnacle researchers: Marilyn Schlitz, Larry Dossey, physicists William Tiller, and Dr. Bruce Lipton along with Antonio Silva and other prominent healers. The producer, Frank Huguenard, has said this will be a truly ground breaking film.

I will be interviewed and filmed on my Myofascial Release Approach in Sedona at “Therapy on the Rocks” and at the Myofascial Healing Seminar in early November. Good things are happening and we will keep you in touch of more of the details as things progress.

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

John F. Barnes, PT

 

For more information about Myofascial Release, you can now access two separate excerpts from the Fireside Chat with John F. Barnes, PT DVD on ‘You Tube’!   Just click on the following links:

 

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWRuS9xAbMo

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4QrvlwtBOU

To find us on Facebook, click on the following link: www.facebook.com/myofascial.release


John F. Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB is the President of the Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and International Myofascial Release Seminars. For more information call 1-800-FASCIAL (327-2425) or visit www.myofascialrelease.com.

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TMJ and Headache Pain

September 9, 2014 by John Barnes · 1 Comment

Our temporomandibular joint is the only bilateral joint in our body and it demands exquisite balance. This balance can be thrown off by occlusal discrepancies, head or jaw trauma, and torsions of the pelvic, which reflect through fascial restrictions up into the cranial wall. With a TMJ or headache patient, the Myofascial Release approach is to always treat the whole body to find the restrictions that are unique to them.

These three strange sounding words, piriformis, psoas and, pterygoids, which I call the “3 Ps,” are muscles of stabilization that are helpful to treat when there are imbalances before the patient leaves the table so that when they stand up those that have not been treated don’t pull them into dysfunction again once they are back in gravity.

The pterygoids, masseter and temporalis areas are definitely key in treating and releasing the craniomandibular areas. You might be interested in a recent article I wrote on the Massage Magazine website about a true story on how Myofascial Release can be so valuable for treating TMJ pain and dysfunction.You can read the article here.

 

 

 TMJ

 

 

Sincerely,

 

John F. Barnes, PT

 

For more information on Myofascial Release and Myofascial Release Seminars, visit our website here.

 

To view the new commercial for Therapy on the Rocks, click here.

 

For more information about Myofascial Release, you can now access two separate excerpts from the Fireside Chat with John F. Barnes, PT DVD on ‘You Tube’!   Just click on the following links:

 

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWRuS9xAbMo

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4QrvlwtBOU

To find us on Facebook, click on the following link: www.facebook.com/myofascial.release

 


John F. Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB is the President of the Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and International Myofascial Release Seminars. For more information call 1-800-FASCIAL (327-2425) or visit www.myofascialrelease.com.

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