What is it?
Fascial Counterstrain is a gentle and effective technique that releases spasms in various tissues of the body, such as muscles, nerves, organs, arteries, veins, lymphatic vessels, and more. These spasms are indicative of pain, inflammation, and dysfunction in different body parts, and can be triggered by trauma, stress, or disease. By applying a gentle “counterstrain” to the affected tissue, the therapist can relax the spasm and restore normal function. Fascial Counterstrain was developed by Brian Tuckey, a board-certified orthopedic specialist, who has published several articles and researched the mechanism and benefits of this technique. Fascial counterstrain has been featured in various media outlets, such as Life Force by Anthony Robbins and Ben Greenfield’s podcast, as a groundbreaking advance in the treatment of pain and chronic conditions. Fascial Counterstrain can help with a wide range of common conditions, such as frozen shoulder, headaches, back pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, post-concussion syndrome, and more.
Your fascia is the body’s great compensator, helping it to continue to move and function as it accumulates traumas – big and small – from injuries, illnesses, repetitive movements, and other everyday events.
How does it work?
Fascial Counterstrain works by gently positioning the body against the spasm or applying slight pressure to the affected structure, which creates a neurological reflex that relaxes the tissue and reduces tension. This can result in immediate relief of pain and improved function. The therapist uses their hands to feel the subtle movements of the tissues and locate the areas of restriction. The treatment is painless and comfortable for the client.
What are the benefits?
Fascial Counterstrain can provide many benefits for clients of all ages and conditions, such as:
- Reducing pain and inflammation
- Improving mobility and flexibility
- Enhancing circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Boosting immune system function
- Balancing nervous system activity
- Promoting healing and recovery
- Preventing further injury or dysfunction
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