Myofascial Release

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 · No Comments

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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Insurance?

September 3, 2014 by John Barnes · No Comments

A question about insurance came up on MFR Talk the other day. We’re always receiving questions about insurance. Just to let you know, Massage Magazine offers a very good insurance program with excellent coverage at a low cost. When you need insurance you may want to think about this.

 

We do not sell insurance; however, John has had a long relationship with the national Massage Magazine. This is a high quality magazine with a lot of fascinating articles you may enjoy. http://www.massagemag.com/

 

You might also want to go to the article section of our website and read a 2 part article written by the founder of Massage Magazine, Robert Calvert and his wife Judy, who I think you’ll find very insightful and highly intelligent. I think you’ll find their interviews with John intriguing.

http://myofascialrelease.com/downloads/articles/ExclusiveInterviewWithJohnBarnesPart1.pdf
http://myofascialrelease.com/downloads/articles/ExclusiveInterviewWithJohnBarnesPart2.pdf

 

For more information on the insurance that Massage Magazine offers, visit this link: http://www.massageliabilityinsurancegroup.com/school/?r=MFR

 

 

 

 

 

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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Myofascial Release and Breast Health!

August 4, 2014 by John Barnes · No Comments

Our esteemed colleague, Dr. Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA, will be giving a talk at Holy Cross hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to encourage women in their breast health.

You might want to see this article and help spread the word around about this important topic and the benefit of Myofascial Release. Below is an excellent article written by Dr. Carol Davis:
It is a widely accepted fact that those who palpate their breasts on a regular basis can significantly contribute to the identification of small lesions that may turn out, on further examination, to be breast cancer. Simply put: monthly self breast examination is an important preventive health practice.
But exactly how that self breast examination is carried out is critical to the desired outcome. New information reported by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, (Ann.Rev.Cell Biol. 2006,22:287-309) University of California, San Francisco,(J.Cell Physiol 227, 1553-1560) and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, (J.Bio.Chem 288(18)2013: 12722-12732;May 2013) among other prestigious universities, sheds important information on what happens when normal breast tissue becomes a cancer tumor. This new information, coupled with an understanding of how we can positively change breast tissue with our hands, directs us to an improved practice of self breast examination.

Research findings presented in December, 2012, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Cell Biology in San Francisco, reported that, for the first time, science has shown how “mechanical forces alone can revert and stop the out-of-control growth of cancer cells…even though the genetic mutations responsible for the malignancy remain.” (Science Daily, 17 December, 2012)
Breast cancer researcher and Distinguished Scientist, Mina Bissell, showed from her studies at Berkeley that mammary tumor cells, when placed within normal growth medium, will continue to grow into a larger tumor. However, when she and her team manipulated the surrounding environment of the tumor cells in the petri dish by growing the tumor cells in a “gelatin –like substance that had been injected into flexible silicone chambers,” the compressed tumor cells reverted back to normal. This petri dish growth medium mimicked the extracelluar matrix of healthy, mobile breast fascia which surrounds every breast cell. It turns out that the malignant cells had not “forgotten how to be healthy; they just needed the right cues (from the environment) to guide them back into a healthy growth pattern.” In sum, a breast cancer tumor is not “doomed to become a malignant tumor, but its fate is dependent on its surrounding environment,” or the fascia. The fascia has to be mobile and flexible (like silicon) and allow space enough for the cells to organize themselves in relation to one another, and to bio-chemically communicate with each other.
What is fascia? Another name for “connective tissue,” fascia is a living spider web-like tissue that is the environment of every one of our 50-75 trillion cells. Not only does it surround and separate cells, organs and our muscles from each other, all our cells are embedded within this tissue – our brains, our muscles, our hearts and stomachs, and, yes, our breasts. Depending on function and location, there are 12 different forms of fascia throughout the body, but all fascia consists of collagen (a plastic like
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structure), elastin (very springy tissue) and a type 2 gel “ground substance” (kind of like Jello) making up the extracellular matrix. And this fascia tissue goes from the top of our heads to the bottom of our feet in one continuous web that helps hold us all together structurally. Over time, the Jello-like ground substance dehydrates and becomes stiffer, less web-like and more “pancake” like, or even rope-like, sticking together to form rigid fascial restrictions. These fascial restrictions interfere with cells being able to communicate with one another and organize themselves into a normal pattern. Fascial restrictions can also congeal around fluid and form cysts and fibroid type tumors that press on pain sensitive structures and cause symptoms throughout the body. Many women feel these fibroid cysts every month when they do their self beast examination, and have been told that fibrous breasts are more likely to show tumor growth than non – fibrous breasts.
How might we be able to influence the breast fascia that is restricted and interfering with normal cell growth? At the third International Fascia Research Congress in Vancouver in 2012, researcher Gerald Pollack from the University of Washington reported that pressure through the skin into the fascia, if held long enough, will “melt” the extracellular matrix of the fascia with the infra-red energy of our hands. When this happens, we can actually feel the tissue under our hands getting softer. The gel substance loses its stiffness, and becomes more fluid, and thus will stretch out or elongate, giving more room to the cells that are embedded within it. Likewise, pulling the tissue or extending it for a sustained period of time will also contribute to the elongation of the compressed tissue. Then cells can communicate with one another in a healthy way.
With this new information, we now can glimpse how we might contribute to the health of our breasts, and hopefully reduce the likelihood that normal breast cells will transform into tumor cells. John F. Barnes, PT, (www.myofascialrelease.com) teaches a form of sustained release manual therapy, John F. Barnes Myofascial Release, that directs us in how we can press on cells, or pull on cells and feel the breast tissue “melt” under our hands.
Many people feel uncomfortable having to “search for the lumps” in their breasts each month, with the thought in mind that we often get exactly what we are expecting, or looking for. How about if instead of “looking for a lump,” we use J.F. Barnes myofascial release to gently press on areas of our breasts with a focused kind of mindfulness that feels deeply into the tissue for 3 -5 minutes with each spot of pressure. As we sustain this pressure with our hands, it will help if we focus on what we are feeling under our hands, and concentrate on feelings of gratitude and appreciation for the healthy breast tissue we are pressing on, and for the overall health of our bodies. If we do this for 10 minutes or so, and then conclude with a gentle 3 minute traction to the nipple area, or “nipple pull”, we can open up the mammary ducts of our breasts so that the fascia can elongate and, thus, “unstick.”
At first this new approach might seem to take too long. Often we hurry through this process of self breast examination to “check it off our list” of things we need to do. But this new approach of using sustained pressure around the breast and feeling deeply into the tissue, experiencing the melting under our hands can turn out to be a wonderful healing and meditative practice, so much more healing than our monthly “search for the lump.”
The scientists invite us to “revert cancer cells by giving them the squeeze.” John F. Barnes teaches us how to do this in a healing and meditative way. I would like to teach all of you how to do this as well. Come join me on Wednesday evening October 1 from 6-7:30 to learn about this new approach.

Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA Professor Emerita,
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy
John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Physical Therapist, Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation, Coral Gables, FL.

 

 

 

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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Manual Therapies

June 20, 2014 by John Barnes · No Comments

A new book, “Comprehensive Treatment of Chronic Pain by Medical, Interventional, and Integrative Approaches,” has just been published.

Rhonwyn Ullmann has been pivotal in getting the American Academy of Pain Medicine interested in Myofascial Release. This is a large group of physicians who are pain specialists throughout the country that are presenting at the symposium where Dr. Carol Davis is speaking on Myofascial Release this weekend in Orlando.

Also, these physicians who are pain specialists have just finished writing an authoritative and extensive new book on pain, “Comprehensive Treatment of Chronic Pain by Medical, Interventional, and Integrative Approaches,” that is over one thousand pages; it is massive and very prestigious.

I wrote about my Myofascial Release approach in the “Manual Therapies” chapter. Rhonwyn Ullmann was also pivotal in getting them to understand the importance of both structural Myofascial Release and Myofascial Unwinding, which are in the book as the newest concepts in the reduction of pain. So a lot of good things are happening.

You can view my latest Therapeutic Insight article on Massage Magazine’s website here.

 

 

book

 

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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Resonance

June 4, 2014 by John Barnes · No Comments

When one human touches another human their vibratory rates are quite different on the molecular level, however with sustained pressure at the fascial restriction, the vibratory rates will become identical creating resonance. Resonance is the very essence of my Approach to Myofascial Release. This is what I call a “Release.” Release occurs both in the cranial area and throughout the body. Resonance unfortunately does not occur in other forms of therapy due to the sheer fact that these other forms of therapy are too quick, hence providing only temporary results. The good news is that Myofascial Release coupled with the various form of massage, bodywork and energy techniques enhance your effectiveness.

This is why it is so important to learn the “art” of locating the fascial restrictions which are totally unique to each individual. Combine this with sustained pressure of 5 minutes or longer and your clients will have the profound and lasting results that they deserve.
Piezoelectricity, Mechanotransduction, Phase Transition, Chaos Theory and ultimately Resonance are the key components in changing and improving healthcare as we know it!

The effectiveness of Myofascial Release has created a large, unprecedented acceptance throughout the world. Science is now verifying the principles that I have has been teaching for over 40 years. The importance of sustaining pressure at the restricted barrier to create “phase transition” is paramount for lasting results and stimulates the production of Interleukin 8 which is our body’s natural anti-inflammatory. This begins to explain the profound results that one receives when Myofascial Release is performed.

 

JFB treating on deck

 

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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Myofascial Release in San Francisco!

May 13, 2014 by John Barnes · No Comments

 

I just finished a very successful Myofascial Release seminar series in New York City.

 

Myofascial Release “MFR” like many forms of massage and bodywork can elicit emotions and/or past memories. The reason why Myofascial Release is so helpful is that waiting at the still point for a sufficient period of time allows for a very therapeutic experience.

 

We will be having another seminar series in San Francisco in May and then heading back East to Myrtle Beach in July. We hope you join us in enjoying these incredible locations.

 

Myofascial Release I

San Francisco, California

May 30, 31, June 1, 2014

 

Myofascial Unwinding

San Francisco, California

June 3, 4, 5, 2014

 

Myofascial Release II

San Francisco, California

June 6, 7, 8, 2014

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Myofascial Release I

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

July 10, 11, 12, 13, 2014 (1/2 days)

 

Myofascial Unwinding

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

July 14, 15, 16, 2014

 

Myofascial Release II

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

July 17, 18, 19, 20, 2014 (1/2 days)

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Chicago Area:

 

Myofascial Release I

Bloomingdale, Illinois

August 1, 2, 3, 2014

 

 

Myofascial Unwinding

Bloomingdale, Illinois

August 5, 6, 7, 2014

 

 

Myofascial Release II

Bloomingdale, Illinois

August 8, 9, 10, 2014

 

 

For more information or to find a seminar near you, view our Myofascial Release seminar brochure here: http://myofascialrelease.com/brochures/

 

To register for a seminar, visit http://myofascialrelease.com/seminars/healthcare/calendar.aspx or give us a call at 610-644-0136.

 

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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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The Myofascial Release Experience

March 21, 2014 by John Barnes · 7 Comments

Incorporating Myofascial Release principles into your Massage or Bodywork practice can greatly enhance your effectiveness and income. I thought this comment from my Therapeutic Insight article might be of interest to you:

“I often find myself explaining how myofascial release, specifically as it is taught by John F. Barnes, PT, is different from all other forms of bodywork. On my initial intake, many clients say they have had myofascial release before. However, after our first session is over many are puzzled and what I regularly hear is, “That is definitely NOT what I had before!” Nothing else addresses the totality of the fascial system and the human experience the way myofascial release does. It has forever changed the way I practice.” Lisa Salinger, PT, Long Island, NY

My Therapeutic Insight article can be seen at: http://www.massagemag.com/News/massage-news.php?id=14812&catid=62&title=therapeutic-insight-the-john-f-barnes-myofascial-release-perspectiveeducation-is-insightful

 

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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Discovery of Quantum Vibrations

February 25, 2014 by John Barnes · 1 Comment

I thought you might be interested in reading this interesting article that supports what I have been teaching for a long time. This is a great article to share with other therapists.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140116085105.htm?fb_action_ids=518092348306932&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_ref=s%3DshowShareBarUI%3Ap%3Dfacebook-like&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B655903504466878%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.likes%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%22s%3DshowShareBarUI%3Ap%3Dfacebook-like%22%5D

 

You may also want to read my recent Therapeutic Insight article on Massage Magazine’s website, Keys to Improving Healthcare.” Feel free leave your comments.

http://www.massagemag.com/News/massage-news.php?id=14694&catid=62&title=therapeutic-insight-the-john-f-barnes-myofascial-release-perspectivekeys-to-improving-health-care

 

QL picture

 

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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MFR Talk

January 29, 2014 by John Barnes · 6 Comments

As most of you know, the chatline has been converted over to a Facebook group called MFR Talk. For those of you having difficulty finding the group, search for “MFR Talk” in the search bar at the top of your Facebook page. Once you locate the group, click on “Join” in the upper right hand side of the group page. You can also use this link to locate our MFR Talk group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/560248467395056/

 

This group is open to therapists and patients. We encourage you to participate and hope you enjoy it.

 

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Sincerely,

 

John

 

 

View our beautiful new Myofascial Release seminar brochure here for seminar dates and locations near you: http://myofascialrelease.com/brochures/

 

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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