Akkinson® in the change of time

History

The Akkinson® Vario massage technique is based on an old method from the 19th century. According to tradition, the method originated from a Mr. Akkinson from North America and had the objective of loosening the deep muscles.
The late industrialization (1860-1890) was in full swing and one worked hard physically. At that time, any form of treatment was welcome that solves the muscular problems and the associated pain and movement restrictions. If one were to use the one-to-one method today on a person who is not physically active, the massive side effects or after-effects would be disproportionate to the benefits of the treatment. Days of pain at the treated areas would be the consequences.
The further industrialization progressed, from 1890 high industrialization and from 1969 the period of the digital revolution, the less hard physical work was done. The method was forgotten and new methods of treatment were added.
 
At the end of the 20th century, the method was rediscovered for top athletes. A hype was triggered. At the beginning of the 21st century there was not much left of the hype, because the described side effects or after-effects were too painful.

2009: In search of a massage technique that specifically addresses the fascial tissue, we tested various massage techniques for fascia suitability. Some of them had good prerequisites, but were not able to score on all points.

The essential prerequisites for a fascial massage.
The criteria are:
  1. The massage technique must allow the shifting of tissue layers among each other and is carried out manually. In addition, crosslink and fibrin bonds as well as fascial felts dissolve.
  2. The massage intensity should be able to trigger the creep effect.
  3. The massage technique should stimulate specific mechanoreceptors, myofibroblasts and interstitial free nerve endings at the treated area, which influence fascial tone. This is associated with extravasation and an increase in fluidity in the basic substance, which promotes regenerative processes in the extracellular matrix.
  4. The local circulation of body fluid at the treated areas should be intensively stimulated by the massage technique used, thereby improving the metabolic situation in the body and promoting the elimination of metabolic exchange processes, e.g. acid.
Every massage technique tested had its advantages, but none fulfilled all the essential points for a full-fledged fascial massage.

We found the basic technique for an efficient and lasting fascial massage in Mr. Akkinson's original method. We converted a method into a massage technique with special procedures, new hand techniques and intensity grading, and named it after Mr. Akkinson (Akkinson® Vario massage technique). Searches from the end of 2009 to mid-2010 for a rights holder ran aground.
We could not find a competent contact person nor an approved institute for Akkinson. The development of the Akkinson® Vario massage technique continued. After almost two years of development and countless test runs, we were able to present the Akkinson® Fascial Massage at the beginning of 2011. At the same time, extensive industrial property rights were acquired in Germany and abroad.
Property rights: DPMA und Euipo (EU Trademark)
Author: Bernd Yodprang
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