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1. Active principle of the Fascia Massage Technique

Frequency stimulation

1.1. Intensity

2. Fascias tensions


3. Fascia hangover vs. Muscle hangover

4. Barriers to successful application

5. Sustainability of the authentic Fascia Massage Technique

6. Existing diseases and Exclusions

7. Theoretical basis for participation

8. Use of the authentic Fascia Massage Technique

9. Legal informations

10. Verification of clients

11. Copyrights and property rights Overview


1. Active principle of the Fascia Massage Technique

Frequency stimulation

The authentic Fascia Massage Technique combines several fascial effective principles, making it a highly effective Fascia massage.

  • Stimulation of fascial Receptors
  • Stretching effect on the fascial tissue
  • Gel-to-Sol Active principle from Dr. Ida Rolf
  • Mental and physical relaxations
  • Activate fascial regeneration processes

With the discovery of the Stimulation frequency with which the authentic Fascia Massage Technique is applied, the Founder made a breakthrough in 2011 to develop an effective and sustainable Fascia Massage.

What distinguishes the authentic Fascia Massage Technique from other classic Massage Techniques? The handling respectively hand-finger technique, the targeted stimulation of specific fascial receptors in a certain frequency range, the stretching, loosening and strengthening effect on the fascial tissue and the Sequence: 

  1. Warm-up phase
  2. Localization phase
  3. Treatment phase

Depending on the intensity, the Massage Technique aims to loosen and strengthen the upper tissue layers of the superficialis Level: cutis, subcutis, fascia superficialis (body fascia) and/or the deeper tissue layers, profunda Level: fascia profunda (muscle fascia) = epimysium, perimysium, endomysium.

 

At the same time the Massage Technique aims to stimulate certain fascial receptors and free nerve endings = sensory perception. For an effective and lasting Fascia Massage, the stimulation of the fascial receptors is of fundamental importance and has a direct influence on the Fascial tone (state of tension). The Fascial system has 6 times more sensory receptors than the muscular system and is the second largest sensory organ after the skin, with a direct influence on the autonomic nervous system.

 

Through various stimulation variations during the Massage, the basic Substance in the Extracellular matrix is increased through Extravasation and Fluidity is improved. This accelerates the Body's own regeneration processes and the Metabolism is stimulated. The dissolved waste Products are discharged from the lymph via venous vessels and lymphatic channels.

 

Collagen connective tissue fibers of the superficial level (retinaculum cutis superficialis and profunda) hold the different tissue layers of the skin together. At the same time they act as a buffer for the skin. During Application, the Collagen connective tissue strands are stretched, which in turn creates an Anti-Cellulite Effect. The appearance of the skin is rejuvenated.


A mobile fascial system is of great importance for an intact Immune System!


1.1. Intensity

Understanding intensity and pressure is important for the application of the authentic fascia massage technique. How do you find out with what intensity you perform the authentic fascia massage technique? Start a self-experiment by using the self-treatment technique shown on yourself in a wide variety of zones. Start with a gentle glide and increase the intensity after every 5th repetition. What is good and what is not?

 

Observe the reaction from the tissue! After the first self-application, return to the same application zone 5 minutes later and perform the self-treatment again. What has changed?

 

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2. Fascias tensions

2.1. Crosslinks (hydrogen bonds / cross connections)
A distinction is made between water-soluble and water-insoluble cross-links.

Water-soluble cross-links consist mainly of simple hydrogen bonds (newly formed cross-links within the tissue that make the tissue inelastic) and are simply due to a lack of stretching and movement and poor metabolism.

The comparative form of water-soluble (simple) cross-links are water-insoluble. They are formed when water-soluble cross-links persist over a longer period of time. This type of cross-links are, among other things, the precursor to fascial hardening (Fasciagelose).

2.2. Fibrin gummed-ups

Fibrinogen is a preliminary stage to fibrin (clotting factor). A local accumulation of fibrinogen in the tissue can be caused 1. By an injury (wound) or 2. By a lack of contraction and stretching (lack of movement, postural defects). A local accumulation of fibrinogen in tissue initiates a biochemical reaction in the body and converts fibrinogen into fibrin.

If there is a wound, fibrin sticks to the wound and protects the organism from intruders such as germs, viruses, parasites and bacteria.

If a local accumulation of fibrinogen in the tissue is caused by a lack of contractions and stretching (e.g. poor posture, relieving posture, lack of exercise) and the biochemical transformation process is started by the organism, the fibrinogen is transformed into fibrin. It now locally sticks together the tissue, although there is no wound! The tensions begin.

2.3. Matted fascias
Due to long periods of inactivity caused by surgery, injury, illness, age, or lifestyle, the fascia tissue becomes matted. Over time, the fascia tissue loses its Rhombus shape and wave shape. It loses its lubricity, suppleness and elasticity and can no longer adequately fulfill its tasks as a supporting and force-transmitting tissue.


3. Fascia hangover vs. Muscle hangover

What distinguishes Fascia hangover from Muscle hangover?

The Origin, of course!

The origin of muscle soreness is micro-fractures in the muscle fibers due to overuse of muscle groups. The affected muscle fibers swell. After about 12 to 24 hours, inflammatory substances emerge from the muscle fibers and irritate the surrounding pain receptors (Nociceptors).

 

Movement impairments and pain stimuli are the consequences of muscle soreness. The muscle soreness intensifies within 1-2 days and takes about 2-3 days to subside. The associated movement restrictions and pain last on average 4-7 days.

 

The muscles are supplied with nutrients and oxygen via the blood. Fascial tissue is washed around and supplied with tissue fluid.

 

One liter of water increases the blood volume in the body by about one liter, which is urgently needed by the organism for a good supply and detoxification.

 

Fascia hangover disappears without a trace after a 48-hour regeneration phase and does not cause any painful movement impairments as in the case of muscle soreness. You are consciously aware of the fascia hangover, but you can put full physical strain on yourself. The fascia hangover also leaves micro-fractures - tears in the fascial structures. The pain receptors are stimulated. When using the authentic fascia massage technique is applied, extravasations are encouraged in the extracellular matrix and fluidity is improved. The described process in turn accelerates the regeneration processes in fascial structures. The fascia hangover recedes within 48 hours.

An effective and sustainable fascia application takes time!


4. Barriers to successful application

For a successful application of authentic fascia massage, the origins and types of fascias tensions come into focus.

 

What types of fascias tensions can be loosened with the authentic fascia massage technique?

    1. Fascias gummed-up
    2. Matted fascias
    3. Fasciagelose (solidified)

  • The degree of tensions is often linked to the time factor: The longer the fascia tensions are present, the more problematic their resolution!
  • Age: The older the person, the less able the fascial tissue is to store fluid. It gradually loses its good gliding properties and becomes less supple and tougher over time
  •  The lifestyle led so far is an essential factor for fascia health! Movements, sports activities etc., nutrition and drinking behaviour, the supply of the body with essential nutrients and secondary substances.
  • Distribution disorders in the organism: Despite good supply of the body with essential nutrients, local distribution disorders can occur in the organism. The local supply of nutrients is disturbed and leads, among other things, to calf cramps. Fascia tensions are one of many distribution disturbances.
  • Resorption problems can have innumerable causes and lead us to the gastrointestinal tract. The question: How healthy is the intestinal tract? Can all the nutrients from drinks and food be absorbed and made available to the body? It is not possible here to describe all the problems or clinical pictures that lead to absorption problems and would go beyond the scope of the application concept.
  • The acid-base balance: Our modern society, eating and drinking habits, age, etc. are upsetting our acid-base balance. Fasciae are like rubber bands! They can become brittle and inelastic if they are exposed to acid for too long!
  • Permanent stress factors strain the nervous system. Via the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, the fascia tone (state of tension) is regulated by stress substances, e.g. adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine. If the adrenaline level is artificially kept high by stress factors, the parasympathetic nervous system cannot effectively induce relaxation in the body. In addition, the stress faktors cause the constriction of blood vessels and thus increase the blood pressure in the system. Gastrointestinal tract activity is downregulated, which can lead to digestive and absorption problems. Over a longer period of time, the permanent stress factors lead to damage to the natural human being.
  •  The peripheral nervous system also includes fascial receptors and free nerve endings. The exchange of information between the peripheral and central nervous systems takes place via them and, taking muscle spindles into account, enable us to have proprioception: the perception of body position and movement in space. Proprioceptors include the muscle spindle, the Golgi tendon organ, the Ruffini and the Vater-Pacini corpuscles.
  • Previous illnesses can also bring about fascial tensions.
  • As with previous illnesses, medication can cause fascia pain. Certain cholesterol-lowering drugs are suspected!
  • A vitamin D or K deficiency can trigger fascial pain.
  • Hereditary factors. Hear or look around their family history. Are there any comparable symptoms?

All points listed here are of elementary importance for an effective and sustainable application of the authentic fascia massage and must be taken into account by both users and clients.

 

The complexity requires a professional approach: Knowledge, skill and experience as well as empathy from the users.

Effective and sustainable fascia application takes time!


5. Sustainability of the authentic Fascia Massage Technique

5.1. Treatment Sequence

It has been proven that 2 to 3 authentic fascia massages are required for the sustained release of local fascial tensions, matted fascias and gummed-up. In the case of fascia Gelose (solidification that remains palpable under anesthesia), no prognosis can be given. Other personal factors must also be taken into account in the treatment concept.

 

The second authentic fascia massage is always the most effective! In the first run, the basic loosening is usually achieved. This feels very pleasant for the client. The sustainability and the loosening of the fascias comes into effect with the second and third application.

5.2. Treatment recommendation

The special feature of the authentic fascia massage technique is: The treated fascial tissue regenerates within 48 hours after the first application, which can be noticeable as a fascia hangover. The first revitalisation lasts 8 to 12 days. For a lasting effect, the specified time windows must be taken into account.

  • The second application should be repeated no earlier than 4 days after the first application and no later than 12 days after the first massage.
  • The third application in a row should take place no later than 14 days after the second application.

5.3. Side effects

Side effects cannot be ruled out. This is due to the nature of fascial tension and the respective degree of tension. Pressure sensitivities up to mild and moderate fascia hangover in the treated areas can occur after the first authentic fascia massage. From the second massage onwards, the intensity can be increased. The described side effects after the first massage then no longer come to the fore.


6. Existing diseases and Exclusions

When should the fascia massage technique not be used or only be used with the consultation of a doctor?

Certain preexisting conditions, for example: severe diabetes, Varicose veins, osteoporosis; medication, open injuries, recent operations and scars can lead to the exclusion of an authentic fascia massage.

 

Medication: Blood thinners, blood clotting agents are the absolute "no-go's!" for an authentic fascia massage. Other medications can react counter productively to an application. Consult a doctor if you are unsure whether you can use the authentic fascia massage technique on the client. The same applies to previous illnesses!

 

If you are knowledgeable, a preliminary interview or anamnesis could be useful.

The Fascia Massage Technique is not for everyone!

Clients with loose connective tissue and tension in the deep layers of fascia are particularly difficult to massage. This kind of tension requires the right dosage and intensity of the massage technique. Do not increase the intensity of the application too quickly and pay attention to the tissue reaction!


7. Theoretical basis for participation

The Founder of the authentic fascia massage technique recommends the Textbook "Fascia" by Dr. Robert Schleip to every participant to deepen the theoretical basis regarding fascia. Available in bookstores or use the App from TeachMeAnatomy.


8. Use of the authentic Fascia Massage Technique

  • The educational offer is aimed exclusively at companies with previous education as Masseurs, Therapists of the Healing professions and Wellness branch, and serves for personal further education. A state recognition and promotion of the authentic Fascia Massage Technique is currently not possible.
  • The use of the authentic Fascia Massage Technique in the medical, alternative medical field or for commercial use requires participation in the Presence workshop and / or authorization by the Founder.
  • The authentic Fascia Massage Technique is used by each user on his self responsibility.
  • The authentic Fascia Massage Technique is protected by Copyright. The use is allowed only with the Consent of the Founder.

9. Legal informations

  • Basically, the authentic Fascia Massage Technique is designed as a Wellness and prevention Application. With the Massage Technique only occurring well-being disorders such as tension pain or movement restrictions are treated. Neither a disease Treatment nor a diagnosis in the medical sense takes place. A promise of healing or success is not given.
  • Country-specific deviating regulations (Approval) for the use of the authentic Fascia Massage Technique are to be clarified independently by the authorized Providers with the responsible authorities.
  • The authentic Fascia Massage Technique is used by each user on his self responsibility.

10. Verification of clients / candidates

For the Protection of the online offer, a unique Verification is required from the Customer. The Verification process takes place with the transfer of the invoice amount. Each customer is required to initiate a bank transfer from their personal account. If a private joint account or a business account is used for Verification, all account holders including the Customer must be listed by Name in the bank transfer. If the Customer cannot fulfil these conditions, the contract will not be concluded. The Provider is then entitled to declare the contract null and void.


11. Copyrights and property rights Overview

  • All Educational materials of the authentic Fascia Massage Technique, e-Handbook and the digital content from the online Library of the Akkinson®Club are subject to Copyright and includes the authentic Fascia Massage Technique.
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