From Sharon: So those of you who know I do MFR and have seen the news about the new “organ” - It’s fascia. Here’s what my teacher says...
Full Quote from Myofascial Release pioneer John F. Barnes to SmartHer News:
“It is refreshing to see science is finally catching up to what I’ve been teaching in my Myofascial Release seminars for the last 40 years. The fascial system is one of the most important structures of our body and is significantly tightened from physical or emotional trauma which produces crushing pressure on pain sensitive structures. It produces symptoms of pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and a myriad of women’s pain and health problems. The fascinating fascia is a liquid crystal three dimensional web. In the space of the web, which is actually not space, but a fluid/viscous substance called the ground substance of the fascia which tends to solidify due to trauma and is the main transport medium of our body. This means that whatever nutrition we ingest, the fluid we drink, the air we breathe, all the biochemistry hormones and information/energy that every one of the trillion of cells needs to thrive must go through the fluidity of the fascia.” “I would highly recommend purchasing Dr. Jean-Claude Guimberteau’s book, Architecture of Human Living Fascia. He is a French hand surgeon and he represents over 20 years of research on the fascial system. If you go to page 163, I have provided a more detailed explanation of the fascial system and Myofascial Release.”-John F. Barnes
Dr. Guimberteau, MD and John F. Barnes, PT have been in recent communication. Dr. Guimberteau requested that we post the following:
“Thank you for sending me this article that seems to cause a buzz. It actually calls for some comments.
Further explanation from Richard Harty, PT:
The imaging technique used by the New York University School of Medicine to look at the tissue they identified as a “new organ” is called Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy. The main difference is you get an in-focus 3-dimensional view of living cells. A phosphorescent dye is absorbed by the proteins in the tissue sample. This lights up when struck by a laser. Each point is measured by a scanning device to form one layer of the picture. This same thing is done at multiple layers, so you get a focused 3-dimensional view of the structures built by computer image construction much like a 3-dimensional MRI.
Sharon Lindy P.T.
I'm a Physical Therapist who grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania, went to Oregon to see the ocean for the first time (and attend college) Moved to Texas once I graduated because I thought I had to prove I was independent and I've been a bit of a traveler ever since. I love horses, MFR and seeing the United States. Welcome to my site.