Keys to Improving Health Care

Keys to Improving Health Care Posted on March 17, 2014 by Curt Redd Therapeutic Insight: The John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Perspective—Keys to Improving Health Care by John F. Barnes, P.T., L.M.T., N.C.T.M.B. Piezoelectricity, mechanotransduction, phase transition, chaos theory and resonance are the key components in changing and improving health care as we know it. Piezoelectricity Piezoelectricity is a Greek word that means electricity by pressure. It is well-known that each of our cells is crystalline in nature. When you place pressure into a crystal, it creates an electrical flow. The sustained pressure of my approach to myofascial release coupled…

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Low Back Pain and MFR

Low Back Pain and MFR Posted on July 3, 2014 by Curt Redd A perspective on low back pain, and the John Barnes method of Myofascial Release (MFR). “Piezoelectricity” refers to the production of electrical charges on the surfaces of a crystal specimen by the imposition of some form of “stress”. 1   The human fascial system, which covers every cell of the body, is a crystalline structure.   The Medical Perspective Low back pain is very common complaint everywhere, and it effects almost all of us at some point in our lifetime.  It is the second most frequently reported illness…

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What Types of Massage Work Best for Fibromyalgia?

What Types of Massage Work Best for Fibromyalgia? Posted on July 20, 2015 by Curt Redd What Types of Massage Work Best for Fibromyalgia? See What Research Shows By Adrienne Dellwo Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Expert Updated January 05, 2015. Written or reviewed by a board-certified physician. See About.com’s Medical Review Board. Because fibromyalgia can involve pain, stiffness, and anxiety, massage therapy seems like a logical treatment to try. Those of us who have tried massage for fibromyalgia, however, report mixed results. Some people say it’s done amazing things for them, while others report little or no effect — or…

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5 Secrets of Real Stretching

Posted on August 20, 2013 by Curt Redd  Posted by Roger Edmunds in Self-Treatment 26 Jul 2013How to achieve longer-lasting benefits from stretching at a deeper level. These principles enable you to accomplish more with less effort, by better understanding muscle tissue and how it behaves. Based on years of clinical experience and recent scientific findings, the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach™ addresses the root cause of pain and tightness in the body and offers a solution to recurring and complex symptoms.Aim:  Using a 4″ Inflatable Myofascial Release Ball     ♦ Improve flexibility        ♦ Increase circulation         ♦ Prevent injury      By apply…

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Is it possible to release chronic pain painlessly?

Is it possible to release chronic pain painlessly? I recently received a regular massage from a guy who has been in the business a long time and is very good at deep tissue work.  It had been a rather long time for me, so I really needed to be worked on. On a pain scale of 1 to 10,  I would have to say I was above a 7 most of the time and at a 9.5 quite often.  (I would say a 10 but I’ve never given birth so it doesn’t seem fair…)  I couldn’t even breathe.  (Yes, I…

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