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Fascia mobilization is an important massage modality. Unless a therapist releases tension in fascia it is impossible to achieve results. To find out why this is important on the physiological level.

Physiological bases of fascia release and mobilization

Fascia surrounds each muscle, hosts pathways for nerves and blood vessels, participates in a nutritional supply and gas exchange and provides support for muscles when they are under a significant load. For example, when a biceps constricts, flexes forearm or lifts weight, fascia supports biceps action by sharing the load.

The case of “Breaking my fascia”

Five years ago or so, I received a call from a patient referred by MD. Her first question was: “Do you possess enough expertise and experience to break my fascia?” 

Historical overview of fascia release mobilization

The works of Austrian physical therapist Elizabeth Dickle made known to the scientific community the importance of tension build-up in the connective tissue/fascia and its impact on chronic somatic and visceral abnormalities.

Rehabilitation VS inhibition of symptoms

For approximately the last seven years, the interest of my practice shifted to post-concussion rehabilitation. I am glad and proud to report that in most of those cases I succeeded. Appropriately utilizing methods of post-concussion medical massage a practitioner could achieve sustainable results.

Addressing lateral abdominal walls

During my career, I had had many opportunities to provide successful treatments for people who suffered from essential hypertension. Although for some reason in the United States hypertension, secondary to vertebral artery syndrome, is also considered to be essential hypertension.

Use of massage in case of severe concussion

A person whose testimonial you’ll be acquainted with below attended my treatment sessions seven months ago. It was a well-observed case.

Is massage therapy an “innocent” procedure? Part 4

Thank God, I always have been successful during my entire career. Somehow, from the very beginning, I understood that the development of hands-on skills is a lifelong process. In this respect, the sky is the limit.

Is massage innocent 3

Hi all,

I didn't finish my discussion: ”Is massage therapy an innocent procedure?”

Sentiments and emotions in massage therapy field

The degree of emotional reactions to everything is different. As we are different people, emotional reactions depend on our personal or philosophical views. At times, one can experience a significant emotional reaction without an apparent or explainable reason.

Be careful! Words can damage...

Previously, I already wrote about my consulting work in the research settings. While I am performing a massage procedure, scientists use recording equipment, and lab tests and they are trying to develop medications, to replicate outcome of massage.

It is the time to go back to the roots

Below, I am including a link to the article that was published in “Massage today” in 2005.

With technological developments of testing equipment, we are getting a more scientific explanation on what we are doing.

During my career as an educator, I always used to repeat to my students: ”we are teaching you the science-based massage therapy. You will be trained how to perform massage techniques, appropriate sequences of massage techniques specifically designed for different massage protocols.

A massage therapist would never know if the case is reversible and treatable, until she tries.

The established, generally acceptable scientific concepts and conclusions, sometimes may not be fully supported by clinical observations and personal experiences. For example, the following is an excerpt from my article.

If NFL uses it, must it be good?

4 weeks ago, I received a concussion patient, in what turned out to be a difficult clinical case, including insomnia, headache/head pressure, disorientation, memory disturbances and more.

Pseudo- science VS. real clinical phenomena.

Usually, symptoms of painful skeletal muscular disorders, including to limited range of motion, are the results of tensions buildups within muscles and/or fascia/ connective tissue. Very often, in addition to tensions within fascia and/or muscles, trigger points would be developed.

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