The effect of the pressure treatment
Reflective tension reduction
When pressure is applied to fascial tissue, fibroblasts (connective tissue cells) and receptors are stimulated, which leads reflexively to a reduction in tension.
Adhesions are mechanically loosened by pressure, causing fascia layers to separate again and better slide against each other.
Promotion of water and hyaluronic acid intake
Adhesive connective tissue is dehydrated and lacks hyaluronic acid. The pressure squeezes out the little water. After the pressure treatment, more water than before can flow in again and more hyaluronic acid is produced. The result is that fasciae layers can better slide against each other.
When the pain of a treated point is completely dissolved, the sympathetic activity is reduced and the parasympathetic is activated. This causes the body to switch to regeneration.
Change in conditioning
The affected myofascial region can react with defensive tension, the patient is alarmed. In the brain, this region is linked to alarm (traumatic past experience). This link is broken by holding the point until the pain and alarm have dissolved.