By Nicole Dostaler NA-1218
By gently stimulating and relaxing our “fascia”, this manual technique calms physical and mental pain, alleviates fatigue and stress, and puts our body back in tune; a pleasant way to really reconcile ourselves with ourselves.
Originally, fascia is a Latin word meaning cloth, strip of cloth. In our body, this fine membrane envelopes muscles, bones, viscera, brain, spinal cord, ligaments and links them to each other like a spider’s web. This tissue is animated by a very slow micro-movement, which constitutes one of the expressions of vitality in the body. When this movement is disturbed, we become tired and the body becomes vulnerable. Fasciatherapy postulates that these fascias, which are hyper-sensitive, store all the emotions, shocks and stress the body receives, to the point where the body starts to compensate with pain, tension, functional disorders or joint problems.
Unlike osteopathy, the fasciatherapist does not use manipulations, but with his/her hands, follows gently the flow of the movement inside the body and identifies in this way areas of blockages. He/she is going to relax the fascia to re-establish a good flow of this vital pulsation with very precise movements (slow mobilisation of the tissues, pressure, holding points) whilst the patient is lying on the couch. And so these fine enveloping tissues find their own rhythm again, let the energy flow and ease the drainage of the body fluids.
Unlike other types of body manipulations, fasciatherapy is totally painless. There are no contra-indications to it. In summary, it is suited to all disorders, whether one is following a heavy medical treatment, or simply experiencing an energy dip.
Nicole Dostaler, Naturotherapist
1 years of training and 22 years of experience