Fascia comprises of elastin(allows for stretchiness of shape), collagen(creates shape), and ground substance(the space in-between elastin and collagen and inside the web-like microtubules of the fascia).
Roughly, the elastin and muscular component of fascia is only 20% of the fascial system.
Collagen and the ground substance comprise the remaining 80% of the fascial system.
Get this….. Almost all fascial release therapies treat only the elastin and muscular component. This affects only 20% of the whole system;
…the percent that is DESIGNED to give. This is achieved by forcing the tissue resistance or not waiting long enough at tissue resistance.
The other 80%, collagen and ground substance, are missed. Why!?
They don’t respond to force and require time to release (5 minutes or longer). Yeah…, stretching for 15-30 seconds or kneading, strumming, rolling, lacrossing, elbowing the fascia AIN’T GONNA CUT IT!
By treating only 20% yields temporary results. The remaining untreated collagen and ground substance will yank the body back into dysfunction. And now you may have ticked off your body and will be feeling it afterwards in a not so good way.
Treating the WHOLE Fascial System
The gentle, sustained pressure of John F. Barnes Myofascial Release(JFBMFR), engages the collagen and the ground substance along with the elastin and muscular components. We meet the tissue’s resistance and wait 5 minutes or longer for it to truly release.
Results bestow you with longer lasting benefit and/or complete relief of your issue(s).
You don’t need brute force to get results.
In the Richmond, VA area? Want to experience the gentle power of MFR?
Better yet, want to get long lasting relief from your issue(s)?
Find me at James River Myofascial Release.
Not in Richmond? Find a John Barnes MFR Therapist here.