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The myofascial system is made up of muscle (from the root "myo"), and fascia (which is also called connective tissue). Many people focus on the muscle part of the myofascial system, but are unaware of the profound influence of connective tissue on the system. Recent developments in technology have allowed connective tissue to be viewed inside a living human body during surgery. The two video excerpts below are from DVD's produced by the French surgeon JC Guimberteau, MD. Connective tissue in these videos is magnified 25X.
There are many forms of myofascial release. At Anderson Sport And Wellness the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach™ is the treatment of choice because it has consistently demonstrated maximal effectiveness in the majority of cases.
This version of myofascial release is a hands-on treatment that applies gentle pressure or stretch to areas of tightness. It is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or lotions to prevent sliding.
This gentle pressure is applied for 90 seconds to 5 minutes in order to facilitate permanent changes in the elastic component of the connective tissue and complex aspects of the neurofascial system.
Introduction to the myofascial system:
By Dr. JC Guimberteau showing the live fascial network.