Often as I am out painting the weather conditions are far from perfect. Heat, cold, rain, wind - you know, the elements. I have to tell you, it is amazingly rewarding when I end up with a beautiful painting. And if I do not - I showed up, I did my best, and the rest is up to the universe.
When I am practicing Myofascial Release it is like making a painting. You never know what is going to come up. Everything is so ever changing and unpredictable, and magic can happen.
There is an added benefit - both painting and MFR help me to stay in shape :-)
I have always loved horses. I did this painting when I was six, but until last year I never had a chance to get close to a horse. I admired them from the distance, but I was a bit intimidated by their size. Last summer I took an equine therapy seminar where we treated horses with Myofascial Release (MFR). The photo shows an MFR tail-pull technique. Both the horse and myself enjoyed it and I was not afraid of the horse at all.
Pause to feel. As John F. Barnes says, "Healing is feeling."
How often do we run around without a break in our schedule? Even when we do stop doing something, we start doing something else, not really having a chance for a much needed pause. Our bodies, our minds and our spirits need this moment to process on a regular basis. When we do take a well deserved and needed break to listen to ourselves, we allow our awareness to tell us where we are, and to see if we can do anything differently to possibly not get into the state when our bodies hurt, our minds are exhausted, and our lives are in need of a serious reevaluation and adjustment. [more at Tavo Blog...]
I am a Myofascial Release (MFR) therapist and I also receive MFR as a patient. I believe MFR is the best way to maintain a healthy mind and body.
Three and a half years ago I became an MFR patient due to an acute health problem. I was receiving treatments two times a week locally, and I registered for a two-week intensive with John F. Barnes in Malvern, PA. Myofascial Release treatments helped
me in a way traditional medicine was not able to. I still need an occasional tune up, but mostly I continue receiving MFR on a regular basis as preventive care.
MFR also teaches me a lot about my body and my soul. It teaches me an awareness of my connection to the universe and to the world in a very subtle but profound way. I would recommend regular MFR to anyone, not only to those with an immediate need. I believe that, as John F. Barnes says, Myofascial Release is the missing link and the future of healthcare.
I have been working with the wonderful group of therapists at TAVO Total Health team since June. It is a great facility, and now, with the Fall promotion in place, is the best time to come in for a treatment. The first 10 new clients to book with me from now through December 15th (http://www.tavototalhealth.com/appointments.html) will be entered into a lottery to win a giclee print of my watercolor painting "Red Barns" pictured above.
Hope to see you soon,