- With fascia massage for optimum quality of movement
- What are fasciae and what tasks do they perform?
- What is fascial treatment?
- When is fascia treatment used?
- What is the difference to other massages?
- Which methods of fascia treatment are available?
- How does a fascia massage work?
- Duration, costs and booking
With fascia massage for optimum quality of movement
The importance of fasciae is newly recognized in science. They are no longer regarded as pure “packaging material“ for bones, muscles and internal organs. Rather, they constitute a vital “voltage network“ which gives the body its shape and ensures that everything remains in place. All parts of the body are connected by the fasciae. Fascia therapy helps to go through life upright and healthy.
What are fasciae and what tasks do they perform?
The fascia form a fibrous tissue network that surrounds, connects and protects the numerous structures in the human body. They can be found on bones, muscles, tendons, and internal organs. Basically, fascia consists of collagen fibers, connective tissue cells, and a large amount of water.
When they are healthy, the fasciae have a wave form and are arranged like a scissor-grid. This gives them great tensile strength, elongation and elasticity. Due to increasing age, lack of movement and one-sided strain, the fasciae tend to stick together, resulting in movement restrictions.
The primary task of fascia is to hold the individual parts of the body together into a whole. They ensure that the various layers of tissue slide smoothly past each other and form a protective barrier against foreign objects. This proves their value for the immune system. In addition, the fasciae are important as a holding apparatus for the lymphatic system and the blood circulation.
What is fascial treatment?
- Long even and deep touches through tissue.
- Dissolving of bonding of different tissue layers and stimulation of production of different liquids.
- It can be very painful, the pressure limit is just before the moment when the patient cramps up
To treat the fascia a special form of massage is necessary. It has a loosening and separating effect on the connective tissue by slowly and evenly pulling with relatively high pressure. The fascial massage can be performed by specially trained therapists. There is also a form of self-treatment using fascial rolls. (See the instruction video on this page)
Mostly pain occurs during the massage, which is described with the so called “well-being“ and indicates where there is an adhesion.
After problems and body regions the treatment can also be very painful, whereby care should be taken not to exceed the individual maximum pain threshold of each individual patient. This is reached at the latest when the client starts to cramp because he can no longer bear the pain.
When is fascia treatment used?
- All chronic pain in the musculoskeletal system
- Postoperative pain due to scar tissue sticking together
- pains caused by bad posture
- Aches due to intensive athletic training
It is mainly used in sports or therapy and is used to relieve various muscle and joint complaints. It also treats functional disorders of the organs and can be used preventively for general muscle relaxation.
The treatment of fasciae is effective in acute, chronic or psychosomatic pain, as well as in tensions caused by incorrect strain, mainly caused by prolonged sitting and monotonous movement patterns. In addition, it shows its beneficial, rehabilitative effect in pain-induced relieving postures.
What is the difference to other massages?
As the name suggests, fascial massage is aimed at fasciae, the main aim being to remove adhesions. With the classical massage, as with many other forms of massage, the focus is on the muscles and their parts. This relatively young method is becoming more and more popular and appreciated.
The treatment of fascia is characterized above all by its local applications, re-aligning pathological changes in connective tissue and stimulating the production of fluid, thus loosening adhesions. Slow, deep strokes are made with fingers, palms, elbows or aids. As a result, the fabric becomes supple again and the lubricity of the different layers of fabric is restored or improved.
Which methods of fascia treatment are available?
- Rolfing: This treatment method was developed in the 1950s by Dr. Ida Rolf. It combines vigorous and deep treatment of the affected connective tissue with careful guidance. As a result, the fasciae are mobilized and vitalized, which leads to the dissolution of adhesions, joint stabilization and improvement of movement patterns.
- Myofascial Release: This treatment is based on the physiotherapist John F. Barnes, who called it osteopathic therapy in the 1960s. The focus is on local changes in connective tissue that are achieved by direct stimulation. The manual stretching of the tissue or also pressure massages deep in the tissue are used.
- Fascial distortion model: This anatomical model was presented in the 1990s by emergency physician and osteopath Stephen Typaldos. It names six specific distortions of the fascia that can be treated individually.
The model is based on three ulcers: It then connects osteopathy and orthopathy with each other.
How does a fascia massage work?
At the beginning of the treatment there is a detailed conversation with the patient. It aims to clarify all symptoms and diagnose the tension in the body. After the interview, the specific posture and movement patterns in the standing position as well as in walking are examined.
The fasciae are massaged on the treatment couch in the supine, prone or lateral position. Depending on the complexity and nature of the complaint, the treatment can also be carried out while sitting or standing. During the therapy period, patients should wear only underwear so that the body and its reactions can be observed well. Each treatment ends with a final discussion in which the perceptions and impressions of the patient and the masseur are summarized again.
Duration, costs and booking
It is recommended to take at least one 60 minute massage. For more complex problems, a longer treatment period or several treatment appointments is recommended.
Prices vary depending on the duration of the massage:
90 min / CHF 195.-
75 min / CHF 162.-
60 min / CHF 135.-
45 min / CHF 110.-
30 min / CHF 85.-
You can also book the treatment online directly here on the website.