StillPoint MFR - Myofascial Release Resources
The truth is— the science, the sensation, and the phenomenon of Myofascial Release can be quite complex. It is out of the norm for many. Below, you can find resources to better understand and relate to this fascinating system of Connective Tissue. The listed books, articles and videos touch on scientific findings, personal stories, John Barnes’ teachings and additional food for thought. Welcome to the mysterious, complex and wonderful world of Myofascial Release.
Myofascial Release Videos
Fireside Chat with John F. Barnes, PT.
Dr. Jean-Claude Guimberteau
(Photo credit - Dr. Jean-Claude Guimberteau)
These two, short video clips show the mesmerizing view of living, human fascia. The cutting-edge work of Dr. Guimberteau, (a plastic surgeon specializing in microsurgical replantation and transplantation) is changing the conversation between today’s leading scientists and medical professionals around the world. This live imagery is worth a thousand words in demonstrating the complexity of the Fascial System.
Food for Thought
See the Patterns, Increase your Awareness, Expand your Mind
The art and therapeutic nature of Myofascial Release is rooted in fractal complexity. You can look to nature to see other complex fractal patterns that surround us. Self-similar, repeating patterns is the way nature expresses herself. Although I am no expert on the mathematical or scientific explanation of fractals, I find them exquisite and FASCINATING! Below is a little food for thought to expand the way the conscious mind looks at things. The article offers some fractal insight and images of nature’s fractal beauty. The PBS NOVA video is about the genius mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, who has changed the way many see the world.