Fascial manipulation therapy is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to relieve pain and increase your range of motion and some internal dysfunction.
To understand what fascial manipulation is and why it works, you have to understand a little about fascia. Fascia is a thin connective tissue that covers all the organs of the body and every muscle and every fiber within each muscle.
When muscle fibres or organs are injured, the fibres and the fascia which surround it become short and tight. If there was surgery in abdominal cavity leading to scar tissue forming, which will contract to tight the fasical covers the organs in the abdominal cavity. This uneven stress can be transmitted through the fascia to other parts of the body, causing pain and symptoms like back strain, cervical pain, dizziness, carpal tunnel syndrome, abdominal pain and even other more complicated internal dysfunction symptoms.
Fascial manipulation treats these symptoms by releasing the uneven tightness in injured fascia.
In this massage therapy, the area of tightness is located, then a light stretch is applied and the tissue relaxation is expected. This process is repeated until the area is fully relaxed, and then the next area is treated.
Fascial manipulation is a technique used to equalize the fascial tension throughout the body. Uneven fascial tension can compress nerves and muscles causing pain. Some of the positive effects you should notice include a decrease in pain and an improvement in your overall posture. Abdominal fascial manipulation treats related internal dysfunctions. If you had abdominal surgery or tense tummy, most likely abdominal fascial manipulation is suit for you.