Myofascial Release

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.

 

 fractal nature picture

 

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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Joy of Life Update

January 8, 2014 by John Barnes · 15 Comments

Greetings! There have been a lot of interesting conversations about piezoelectricity, resonance, where the fascial web begins and ends.  I want to now take these concepts and fuse them into a beautiful image with the incredible video of Secretariat, one of the world’s greatest racehorses. If you haven’t seen this already, please view it first:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=568144189917183&set=a.108921709172769.13486.100001648225642&type=1

 

Then I thought you might all enjoy seeing Secretariat in his natural habitat and his joy of life.

 

Allow his essence to touch your essence and take you to a higher level. So that when you treat your clients with Myofascial Release, this beautiful loving, spontaneous force will flow through you and allow it to enhance every of moment of your life!

 

Please view and enjoy!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTC5yrGX39k

 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

John

 

 

John’s latest Therapeutic Insight article, Fragmented Thinking, is now published to the Massage Magazine website. Click here to view the article: http://www.massagemag.com/News/massage-news.php?id=14620&catid=62 Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments.

 

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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News Update

December 27, 2013 by John Barnes · 3 Comments

 

News Update:

 

John F. Barnes’ PT, LMT, NCTMB was asked to be a keynote speaker for National Lymphedema Network Conference in 2014.

 

A physical therapist who serves on the committee that organizes the biennial conference for the National Lymphedema Network recently discovered the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach®.  In 2012, approximately 600 therapists were in attendance.

 

This therapist’s discovery of Myofascial Release in its authentic form believes it to be an important component to every patient’s healing and it has significantly increased the effectiveness of her work. She believes it would be amazing if every lymphedema therapist were to include MFR into their practice.

 

Due to a scheduling conflict, John is unable to speak in 2014, however, plans are underway to present at their biennial conference in 2016.

 

 


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 is a force of nature!

November 27, 2013 by John Barnes · No Comments

John wanted to extend warm Thanksgiving greetings to each and every one of you to let you know how special you all are to him. As you may know, John has a photographic memory. Not the kind where you remember numbers, names or linear things, but a visual felt/sense holographic memory. He may not remember your name, but he remembers you, and your essence.

 

A message from John: “I appreciate our energetic connection that flows powerfully well beyond our physical bodies and I want to thank each and every one of you for enriching my life.” Love, John

 

 Happy Thanksgiving,

 

 The Myofascial Release Treatment Center staff 

 

 

Here are some positive responses we’ve received:

 

Carol M. Davis- I love you, John…thank you.

 

Scott Van Niekerk- OMG, John, your face in the snow. Lol

 

Jessica Otter- Right back atcha big guy.

 

Lori Crane- Thank you John,, tears and warmth filled my soul! I felt your words and this is how I feel when I see you.. No words just a deep connection!! I’m grateful for you and all therapist this thanksgiving!! Love you jfb

 

Vanessa Jeremiah Uybarreta Big hug to u John. Xo

 

Joel Ronningen- I know you can feel the waves rolling back to you from all of us who you have imparted with your gifts, John.

 

Phaedra Bella- Beautifully said John!

 

Deb Epstein- feeling that connection and sending love

 

Kerri Geach- Thank you….love…..

 

Kaari Kuusisto- Wow, John, not only is that your Snow Face, it is also in the shape of Minnesota! Much Love from Minnesooota, I love you, John! Gratitude beyond measure … from me and my dad, Jim, of course, too!

 

Roxanne Fisher- I thank Grandfathers for you! Happy Thanksgiving.

 

Mark Thompson- Thank you for being the Renegade!

Gratitude to you and the MFR tribe.

 

Scott O’Donnell- Gratitude for this connection

 

Supriya Bellur- Thankyou John ! And a Very Happy Thanksgiving to you and the MFR family !!

 

Patricia West- Great picture! It does look like the state of MN! warm wishes coming from the Twin Cities!

 

Patti Schuster Epstein- Much love to you John

 

LouAnn Sabyan Moushey- Amazing and beautiful. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. Much love

 

Tara Croghan Carrington- I love you John…my depth of gratitude is immense…Happy Thanksgiving, HUG! See you in Captiva.

 

Caran Kalish- Your life helped to change mine for the BETTER. Thank U so much

 

 

Flossie Amoia- Thank you for bringing us all together.

 

Maria Bannister- Happy Thanksgiving to all fellow mfrers! And a Big Thank you to John! You rock!

 

Patricia Sucillon- Thank you, Big Guy! Lots of love and gratitude from the Lyons!

 

Jane O’Brien- Happy Thanksgiving to John and his staff! I am grateful for MFR and the enrichment to my life.

 

Marilyn Karim- Being thankful for MFR every day, thankful for you, John, and thankful to be a member of this astonishing tribe. A happy Thanksgiving, all!

 

Sean Carrel- Happy Thanksgiving and thankful for you and your essence, oh’ and the Astronomy magazine, Thanks!

 

Keith Sullivan- Lots of gratitude for all the miracles you & your work have provided.

 

Ursula Kubetschek- Happy Thanksgiving grateful for having Mfr in my life and supporting me on my journey looking forward to QL

 

Cassie Steele- Love the pic! Can’t wait to meet John next year!

 

Alithea Gailliot- Finding John and Myofascial Release continues to be one of the gifts that I am most thankful for. Sending wings and waves of love to all the Tribe.

 

Kathy Monkman- I’m forever grateful to you too JFB! Xoxo

 

Phil Tavolacci- Happy Thanksgiving, John! I am eternally thankful to YOU and your vision, dedication, and fortitude . Much love & light- Phil

 

Morena Quadrini Petracca- Happy Thanksgiving John and Myofascial staff. Can’t wait to continue our journey together next year. Much love

 

Peter Dorsa- Happy Thanksgiving John, heartfelt gratitude for your teachings, guidance and persistence through the years. My life is much richer through this experience. Love and Blessings, Peter

 

Maria Mandarino- How lovely. A Happy Thanksgiving to John and all the amazing teachers in Sedona who transformed my life and my practice. I am grateful for everything you taught me.

 

David Talmo- Hi John, I am looking forward to meeting you in Wilmington in 9 days!

 

Julie Jackman- hey that looks like my tree

 

Julie Davidzuk- Leigh Happy Thanksgiving to you John!

 

 

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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Are you struggling?

November 19, 2013 by John Barnes · 1 Comment

The economy is struggling! I believe many massage therapists are unfortunately fighting a battle of perception. People love massage, but when times are tough, they also realize that the effects of massage don’t last very long, so they tend to spread out their massage sessions or completely eliminate taking care of themselves for a while. It’s quite sad.

 

There is hope. Myofascial release, when coupled with your talents as a massage therapist, will enhance everything you do and allow for profound results and, most importantly, longer-lasting results. The reports I have heard is that those using myofascial release within their massage practice are flourishing and making better incomes than they ever have before, and they are very satisfied.

 

The effectiveness of myofascial release has created a large unprecedented acceptance throughout the world. Science is now verifying the principles I have been teaching for more than 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 one receives when myofascial release is performed.

 

 

To read more about this topic, visit my Therapeutic Insight article titled, “Worried?” (http://www.massagemag.com/News/massage-news.php?id=14488&catid=62&title=therapeutic-insight-the-john-f-barnes-myofascial-release-perspectiveworried)

 

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

 

 

Sincerely,

 

John

 

 

 

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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Cayman Cat

October 23, 2013 by John Barnes · No Comments

I stumbled across this picture of George East and myself taken at one of my Myofascial Release III seminars in Sedona over 25 years ago. I had nicknamed George the “Cayman Cat,” and he was quite a character and loved by many in the Myofascial Release community. He passed away over a year ago. Now that MFR III has started,  I thought it would be nice for anyone who knew him to send a comment or remembrance of him and for all of us to open our hearts and let him know he’s still connected to us. I’m looking forward to continuing our great adventure together!

 

John and Cayman Cat

 

Sincerely,

John

 

Click here to view John’s Therapeutic Insight article “Therapeutic Artist.” Feel free to share your thoughts or comments.

 

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 is very inspirational!

October 8, 2013 by John Barnes · 1 Comment

Myofascial Release is very inspirational.

Inspiration must be coupled with commitment to last and evolve to an even higher level.  I would like to share a quote from the profound German scientist, poet, and philosopher, Goethe.

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and endless plans:

THAT THE MOMENT ONE DEFINITELY COMMITS ONESELF, THEN PROVIDENCE MOVES TOO.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.  A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no person could have dreamed would come their way.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.  Begin it now!”

I wanted to share an inspirational story with you about Michelangelo. Please visit this link to read my Therapeutic Insight article.

http://www.massagemag.com/News/massage-news.php?id=14394&catid=62

 

statue of david

 

Sincerely,

John

 

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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Fractals

September 27, 2013 by John Barnes · No Comments

Greetings,

As you look at this Romanesco broccoli, please soften your visual focus; quiet your mind. Allow yourself to see these spinning recurrent vortexes in nature. As the frequencies slow down they create what we call a solid. This also demonstrates the fractal principle of self-similarity. Think of a snowflake where every one is similar yet uniquely different. I believe that in studying fractals we will have a better understanding of the fascial system, the human being and our way of interacting in even more effective ways.  Here is an incredible example of nature’s fractal universe.

Enjoy!

 

fractal broccoli

 

 

Sincerely,

John

 

You might want to see John’s recent Therapeutic Insight article to help you understand how much more effective it is to utilize the principles addressing the fractal nature of the human being. (http://www.massagemag.com/News/massage-news.php?id=14302&catid=62&title=therapeutic-insight-the-john-f-barnes-myofascial-release-perspectivedo-you-feel-empty)

 

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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