Myofascial release Bern

A fine network of connective tissue structures, known as fascia, runs through the body and connects all important parts with each other. These structures play a fundamental role in the body’s mobility, posture and function. Fascia therapy can relieve pain, improve mobility or release restrictions and tension in the connective tissue.

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45 Minutes: 115 CHF
60 Minutes: 140 CHF
75 Minutes: 165 CHF
90 Minutes: 200 CHF


Costs covered by health insurance 50%-90%.

No prescription from a doctor is necessary.

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What are fasciae and what do they do?

Fasciae run through the body and connect muscles, organs and other structures. But they are also responsible for support, function and mobility. They consist of collagen fibers, connective tissue cells and, to a large extent, water.

In a healthy state, they are characterized by their high elasticity and tensile strength. However, with increasing age in particular, they can become sticky, which can result in restricted movement.

Fascia is also characterized by its added value for the immune system. The smooth gliding past the individual layers of tissue also ensures that they act as a kind of protective shield against foreign bodies. Fascia also acts as a kind of retaining apparatus for the circulatory and lymphatic systems.

What is fascial treatment?

Fascia therapy is mainly used to treat tension, movement pain or restricted movement. Slow, deep and even strokes separate the individual layers of tissue from each other and stimulate the production of fluids. This treatment method can be very painful, which is often described as a feeling of well-being. Just before the body tenses up, the therapist loosens the grip again. When used individually or in combination with other therapies, an optimal result can be achieved for the complaints.

When is fascia treatment used?v

Fascia therapy is used in particular for chronic pain. It also helps with sports injuries by supporting the muscles and joints. It is also recommended for functional disorders, post-operative scar tissue, psychosomatic pain and tension caused by incorrect strain. Fascia therapy can also have a rehabilitative effect in cases where pain has led to a relieving posture.

What is the difference to other massages?

In contrast to other methods that treat more muscle tissue, fascia therapy focuses on the fascia and the treatment of its adhesions.

With its support, changes in the connective tissue can be realigned and the production of fluids stimulated. The tissue becomes softer and the individual layers of tissue can be restored and optimized.

Which methods of fascia treatment are available?

  • Rolfing: In the 1950s, Dr. Ida Rolf developed this method, which focuses on strong and deep work on the connective tissue with mindful touch. Her main focus is on mobilizing and vitalizing the release of adhesions and improving movement.
  • Myofascial release: The method developed by physiotherapist John F. Barnes in the 1960s was still referred to as osteopathic therapy at the time. The aim is to bring about local changes in the tissue through direct stimulation.
  • Fascial distortion model: The anatomical model was introduced in the 1990s by emergency physician and osteopath Stephen Typaldos. Based on the 3-pillar model (anamnesis, physical examination and body language), six individual fascial disorders are diagnosed. In doing so, he combines osteopathy and orthopaedics.


How does a fascia massage work?

After a detailed initial consultation, which is based on the exact symptoms and clarification of the tension relationships, the posture and other movement patterns while walking are examined.

Treatment takes place either in the supine, prone or lateral position. Treatment in a sitting or standing position is also possible if required. The treatment is ideally carried out in underwear so that the therapist can better observe the body’s reactions. This is followed by a final discussion.

Duration & Booking

A naturopathy treatment at Origin Massage usually takes between 45 and 75 minutes. It depends on your concern how much time is needed. If you are unsure, contact us by phone +41 (0) 44 500 02 53 or by email info@origin-massage.ch, we will be happy to advise you.


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