Swedish Fascia Vibes – what results may I expect to get?
The other day I was being interviewed about Swedish Fascia Vibes by a girl for her school project. When I had answered her questions it hit me that perhaps there are others that may wonder about the same things. So, here you go!
When I used to treat with only massage my goal was to reduce pain, increase mobility and get rid of stiff areas in the muscles – and of course perform a treatment to make the recipient feel better.
I have the same goal with Swedish Fascia Vibes but the procedure works a little differently.
The aim is always to reduce pain, increase circulation, make the tissue softer and lighter and get the Fascia free of tension.
With my hands I normally search for tensions and densified areas, by manual pressure. I test how joints move and how the back responds and fails. I stroke to feel the texture and temperature of the skin. Is the skin dumb and cold, hard and warm? Much can be said about the body’s general state of balance from this.
A larger area that is cold and stiff, may cause another part to be over exhausted and inflammed.
With the Swedish Fascia Vibes machine I mainly try to restore full mobility in those parts that need to be able to function, so that the overworked areas can rest and heal.
The Swedish Fascia Vibes Machine works with vibrations,
or pumping movements
The Swedish Fascia Vibes Machine works with vibrations, or pumping movements, that triggers an undulation through the soft parts of the body – so called Swedish Fascia Vibess. The machine constantly changes speed and frequency and “tricks” the nervous system to let go of deadlocks.
Many of us walk around with tension in our bodies year after year, nerve signals that are stuck and incorrectly signal to muscles in a certain area to hold onto a contraction. With Swedish Fascia Vibess it is possible to get these signals to turn off and slowly but surely the tension subsides by itself, without massage and/or stretching. But to get maximum effect I usually stretch and massage the customer to elongate and soften muscles and connective tissue a bit.
The vibrations are also known to stiumulate liquid between the Fascia, so that their gliding function improves. Autopsy in horses has shown that deadlocks and densified areas develop around the injured part of the body. So with this knowledge one could say that Swedish Fascia Vibes treatment increases the possibilities for an injury to heal. Or, injuries are prevented when the deadlocks loosen up and liquid gets to flow unhindered through the small cavities of the Fascia.
If the liquid decreases, the tissue stick together and even joints adhere and lock, both pain and less function in that part will be the result; that area will also be more injury-prone.
Problems with the connective tissue
There are many reasons for Fascia problems. Sometimes it is an acute injury that triggers the negative process but more often it is prolonged overstrain and lactic acid that damage the soft parts and over time build up tension in the muscles.
I have noticed that a horse that underperforms often has had a tough period in her “teens” or has had been overtrained, causing the body to lock down. This type of tension is difficult to get out of without help. Swedish Fascia Vibess are so gentle yet effecitve and so far the most comfortable technique I have tried to loosen or get rid of tension.
Customers tell me that they all of a sudden experience increased flow and circulation in hands and feet, after getting treatment of shoulders and legs. To open up fully and for maximum balancing and release, I go over the entire body. I loosen the spine which allows for the pelvis and neck to find and return to its correct position.
Many times, it is a short outer surface that pulls and rotates the back and neck / pelvis out of its position. When manipulated it feels good for a while before the joints lock up again. But when I instead focus on treating the short outside, and get the Fascia and musles to relax, soften and become elastic again, the spine , the spine will automatically strive for balance and straighten up. In order not to create additional imbalance it is important to treat both front and back, hips, hip flexors, back / lumbar at the same time.
We now have lots of example of horses and people getting out of pain and stiffness after Swedish Fascia Vibes treatment, but one thing that interferes with healing and good results is a high level of inflammation. Those with autoimmune diseases, problems with a leaking gut, gluten intolerance, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid imbalance take longer to get well. It requires me to work on lowering the inflammation first before I can treat what is causing the inflammation. There may also be nutritional deficiencies that interfere with the healing and the response to the Swedish Fascia Vibes.
I hope you have found my answers helpful!
Greetings Märta Lindqvist