by John F. Barnes, P.T., L.M.T., N.C.T.M.B.

Therapeutic Insight : The Myofascial Release Perspective—Rebounding the Myofascial System, MASSAGE MagazineMyofascial release and myofascial rebounding structurally and energetically open and rehydrate the fascial system for the coherent flow of the frequency, vibration, information and organization necessary for health and quality of life. Myofascial rebounding is a gentle, oscillating motion introduced into the client’s mind-body complex utilizing the body’s fluid as a therapeutic force.

Lynne McTaggart, author of The Field, states, “In the near future the idea of using drugs to cure anybody will seem barbaric. It has been discovered that humans emit highly coherent photons (the tiniest particles of light). Our DNA uses wave frequencies of this light to drive all of the physiological processes of the mind/body. New evidence shows the brain’s conversation with the body are waves and frequencies rather than chemical or electrical impulses alone.

“In healthy individuals, the quantum light is highly organized. It may be that all illness is a kind of scrambling of the frequency of this energy. In effect, their light is going out.”

Rebounding enhances the frequency and rhythmic vibration transforming the energy of the fluid system into resonance. Resonance is the basis of the release that occurs from all forms of myofascial release. The resonance of our internal “liquid light” acts like a tsunami (tidal wave), washing away restrictions to decrease pain and increase motion.

Myofascial rebounding is also a reliable assessment tool for the therapist. Over time, you will feel where the body is soft and fluid and where it is hard and immobile. Myofascial rebounding is then used directly or indirectly on the restricted area. If this does not rehydrate and release the area, then body language has shown you exactly where to apply structural myofascial release.

This exciting period poses an incredible opportunity for us to grow as human beings while providing the quality of care our clients deserve, allowing us all to move into authentic living and healing.



John Barnes, MASSAGE MagazineJohn F. Barnes, P.T., L.M.T., N.C.T.M.B., is an international lecturer, author and acknowledged expert in the area of myofascial release. He has instructed more than 50,000 therapists worldwide in his Myofascial Release Approach, and he is the author of Myofascial Release: the Search for Excellence (Rehabilitation Services, Inc., 1990) and Healing Ancient Wounds: the Renegade’s Wisdom (Myofascial Release Treatment Centers & Seminars, 2000). He is on the counsel of advisors of the American Back Society, as well as on MASSAGE Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. For more information, visit

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