Fascia Manipulation (FM) is a manual therapy method specifically designed to address restrictions and densifications of the deep fascia tissue that surrounds and interconnects muscles, tendons, bones, nerves, blood vessels and internal organs throughout the body. This technique follows particular body patterns.
Fascia Manipulation is used in many cases of musculoskeletal problems and internal dysfunction. Treatment can be effective in both acute and chronic conditions such as sport injuries, neck and back pain, nerve pain, sciatica, headaches, muscle cramps and insomnia. It has also been used in reproductive issues such dysmenorrhea as well as digestive issues like acid reflux, gas and bloating constipation.
What happens during treatment.
Fascia tissue is physically manipulated to create friction and glide over very specific areas on the fascia which have experienced ‘densification’. This causes a sequence of enzyme release in your body which is vital to the restoration of movement and the alleviation of pain.
The Dry Needling Technique is used in both acute and chronic pain and can lead to restoration of function in cases of impaired movement and tissue relaxation can also help in releasing stress. Dry Needling uses needles to carry out the treatment and does not include any medication. The needles are inserted into the skin to the muscle for myofascial release.
The Cupping Technique can also be used to release superficial fascial restrictions and enhance the release of pain, especially in cases such as numbness or pins and needles.