Definition: fascia massage

The essential prerequisites for fascia 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 and improve the metabolic situation in the body. The removal of metabolic exchange processes, e.g. acid, is promoted.


Author: Bernd Yodprang

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