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“A true teacher would never tell you what to do. But he would give you the knowledge with which you could decide what would be best for you to do.” 

- Kevin Christopher McFadden

Richard Harty, a John F. Barnes Myofascial Release therapist, produced this video to give an overview of what Myofascial Release is and what to expect during a Myofascial Release session.

Dr. Jean-Claude GUIMBERTEAU, M.D. is a leading researcher on the subject of fascia and has developed a new concept on living tissues and proposed a new paradigm for the development of biological structure in humans. You can learn more about his research from his video below or his website http://www.guimberteau-jc-md.com/en/index.php.

John F. Barnes PT developed Myofascial Release and has been successfully treating patients since 1960. He has since educated over 100,000 therapists around the world how to treat patients and clients with safe, gentle and consistently effective therapy, producing results in reducing pain, headaches, fibromyalgia symptoms, and increase range of motion and function. This is John F. Barnes explaining what happens when the body unwinds. 

Dr. David Berceli, PhD, created Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (or TRE®) which is a simple yet innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. TRE safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance. 

Many people cannot do the exercises to help them release trauma. John F. Barnes’ method of Myofascial Release helps release trauma with manual therapy versus doing the exercises. The following videos accurately demonstrate what some people experience during unwinding.

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