This weeks worth of posts are inspired by a dear client Chandra. After relating a radical massage experience with me, I was intrigued. Yep I know it’s really not hard to suck me into a research frenzy, but the prospect of looking into alternative/homeopathic, somewhat loony treatments really gets me excited. So what is?
John F. Barnes is the big name you’ll see identified in myofascial release and he is the star of the included video. He has the petigree of training over 75,000 therapists and physicans (not bad I think). Part of what really hooked me was their mention that drugs and modern medicine do nothing to alleviate pressure, longterm. Trauma and inflammation can lead to pressure in the body (which are not always detected in today’s tests). Whereas drugs are temporary, myofascial seeks to treat the complete mind and body complex. It is a hands on technique. Like a massage, but amplified and specific. Focusing on the unique individual. A gentle pressure gets into the myofacial connective tissue (see now the myo part is coming into play). What is fascia then? Fascia surrounds and attaches basically to all your physical structures. It is handy for things like stability and flexibility, but also keys like dealing with stress.
Myofascial Release is gaining steam. Gaining studies and positive feedback. After speaking with Chandra I can see why, it had me yearning for the myofascial release touch. Plus it has a lengthy list of conditions it can aid. Some include:
- Back pain
- Chronic pain
- Disc problems
- Carpal tunnel
- Women Health Problem
Got some pains? Suffered trauma? Prone to inflammation? Interested in myofasical release? Just want to feel better? Check out John Barnes website and find a therapist near you!