It is a therapeutic treatment, based on the tensegrity principle which regards structural relationsexisting between muscles, ligaments and fascias. It is based primarily on the diagnosis which consists of the evaluation of palpation sensitivity to the compression of tissues and the location of the tissues in which there is an increased resting tone. The emergence of painat the moment of pressure testifies to increase to the increase in the resting tension of the structure. An appropriate massage technique is applied, which aims to restore the proper tension of the muscles, ligaments and fascias and to overcome pain. According to the tensegrity principle “an increase in tension in one element of the structure must lead to an increase in tension in all the other elements, and thanks to this, the structure is able to stabilize itself.” In therapeutic massage, the principle is used to restore normal tension of muscle, fascia and ligaments by normalizing the tension of all the tissues and organs of the system.
So far, four systems of balancing tension of the muscle, fascia and ligaments have been developed.
– Latissimus dorsi system (pain and increased muscle tension surrounding the shoulder, pain surrounding the lateral knee, pain in the chest area of the spine, at the height of the shoulders blades, pain in the back and the side of the hip bone, dysfunction of the ulnar nerve, dysesthesia in two last fingers of the hand),
– Pectoralis major system (pain in the medial side of the foot, disfinction of the sensation in the anterolateral area of the thigh, pain in the shoulder area, radiating toward the shoulder blade),
– Serratus anterior muscle system (pain in the shoulder and arm area, feelings of twining in the front part of the chest,
pain within the trochanter of the femur, lumbosacral pain),
– Great or posterior sacrosciatic ligament (pain in the areas of: the medial joint of the
knee, sacrum, cervical spine and occiput, abnormal femoral artery, popliteal artery dysfunction).
The source of problems is not always where the pain occurs. Sometimes it is located in a completely different spot!