The effect of the pressure treatment
Reflective tension reduction
When pressure is applied to myofascial tissue, receptors are stimulated, which leads reflexively to a reduction in tension and a decrease in sympathetic activity.
Adhesions are mechanically loosened by pressure, causing fascia layers to separate again and become slippery.
Promote fluid and hyaluronic acid intake
Adhesive connective tissue is dehydrated and lacks hyaluronic acid. The pressure squeezes out the little water. After the pressure treatment, enough water and hyaluronic acid can flow in again. This results in more suppleness between fasciae and muscle fibers.
When the pain completely dissolves, the sympathetic activity is reduced and the parasympathetic is activated. This causes the body to switch to regeneration.
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.