When fascia is injured, the body often has a lot of uncomfortable reactions: the whole body is tight, like being tied by a rope; His legs were heavy as if they were filled with lead; Backache, dizziness, fatigue, numbness of hands and feet, cold, etc. In short, I feel very tired!
When the masseur touches the patient’s body, he can feel: the muscles are stiff, stiff and tight, and the local skin temperature is low and wet; Muscle tissue is lax, inelastic or has decreased elasticity and sunken; There are irregular massive or cord like hard tissues under the skin, in the deep layer of muscle and between bone seams. This is the fascia strain mentioned in the massage.
Myofascial is divided into deep and shallow layers
Our skin, the adipose layer and the reticular tissue of the adipose layer belong to our superficial fascia. The skin is responsible for sensing all changes in the external environment, temperature and body contact. The adipose layer and its underlying soft tissue separate the muscles from the skin. A large amount of body fluid flows in the superficial fascia. Its role is to participate in the important metabolism of the human body, maintain the lubrication between muscles during contraction, and prevent adhesion and friction between muscle tissues, As well as the signal transmission and collection between the inside and outside of the body, the superficial fascia will be tense due to the increase of the tension of the deep fascia, and will also change due to the external environment. It is possible to detect and predict the signals as soon as possible, such as precooling, preheating, emotion, body posture, etc., which will make the superficial fascia show different states, which will lead to various manifestations of the body.
The muscle external mold and muscle intima that wrap the muscle, the tendons connected to both ends, the muscle fasciculus membrane, and the periosteum connecting the bone joints belong to the deep fascia of the body. These deep fascia are interconnected and mutually conductive. The sensory nerve of the deep fascia is more developed, and its role is more used to maintain muscle tension and force transmission. When the deep fascia has problems, The information of pain will involve the adjacent muscle and soft tissue, so it will also involve the tension of superficial fascia.
Therefore, we should also distinguish between shallow and deep fascia release. If there is a problem at a certain place, we should first release the surface layer. The release of the surface layer will relieve the tension of the deep fascia, and then release the deep layer to achieve a good therapeutic effect. In order to prevent tension and resistance in the body, we also need to pay attention to the process:
First, lie flat on the treatment bed and put your body in the most relaxed state. Use your hands to soothe the surface layer. Touch gently and knead. Feel the relaxation state from the surface of the body to the deep muscles, and let the whole body relax as much as possible.
To loosen the superficial fascia, pinch the epidermis with both hands and separate the subcutaneous tissue from the muscle abdomen. The skin is highly sensitive and requires light and slow force. The entire tension area should be loosened. If it is very tense, it needs to be loosened with Taiji relaxation method. Only when the superficial layer is loosened and the deep tendon membrane is loosened.
The superficial release is completed in the deep layer. The deep layer does not release the whole muscle abdomen, but the most painful point in the muscle abdomen. At the junction with the tendons at both ends of the muscle abdomen, the deep layer is released from shallow to deep, from light to heavy, usually with the thumb and elbow. However, during the release, pay attention to the patient’s expression at any time and ask the patient’s tolerance. Generally, the pain is released to the range of 0~10, 0 is painless, 10 is very painful, and the release time is 1~3 minutes, Or the pain is reduced by half to less than 4~5.
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