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Trade Animal Fats for Plant-Based Fats

In a detailed and powerful examination of how dietary fat affects health, researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have shown that consuming higher amounts of unsaturated fats is ass...

Major Consequences of Physical Inactivity

In the fifth century BC, the famous Greek physician Hippocrates observed, “All parts of the body, if used in moderation and exercised ...

Understanding Heart Rate Monitor Data

Thanks to the fitness technology craze, heart rate monitors have become more than just something cyclists throw on before a race. These moni...

How to Handle an Emotional Situation

So what do you do when a client or group exercise participant suddenly becomes overwhelmed with emotion during a myofascial release session? Here are ways to transform a potentially un...

Exercise and Pain

The American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians (Chou & Huffman 2007) endorse exercise as a treatment intervent...

Emotions and Massage: A Fascial Connection?

Myofascial release pioneer John F. Barnes, PT, has trained more than 100,000 therapists and physicians in the Myofascial Release Approach since the 1970s. “In the normal healthy state, the fasci...

Specific Benefits of Resistance Training

It’s not exactly news that physical activity and exercise have powerful health benefits. Indeed, it’s an insight almost as old a...

Self Myofascial Release and Stress Relief

There is anecdotal evidence that in addition to triggering emotional catharsis from time to time, SMR has less dramatic emotional benefits. ...

Two Studies Underscore the Link Between Hydration and Health

If you or your clients are poor hydrators, two new studies may convince you to dive in and figure out a way to keep your cells bathed. Since...

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