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What are fasciae?

How does the Fascia-ReleaZer® work?

If fascia tissue has become stuck together or hardened, you can improve its suppleness and elasticity by alternately applying pressure and tension. By using the Fascia-ReleaZer® as a self-help device, you can positively stimulate

these receptors in our tissue. This will increase and speed up the regenerative capacity of the tissue.

Your blood supply will also be improved and your nerves will function better. The stimulation from the Fascia-ReleaZer® allows new nutrients to reach the cells and makes it easier to transport away waste. In this way, the tissue is replaced and the elasticity and resilience of the tissue in the treated area are improved.

According to study:

Randomised, Double Controlled, Standardised, Clinical Study, Europe.

Performed by:

Center for Integrative Therapy, Germany.

Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tübingen, Germany. Research Institute on Health Sciences (IUNICS), University of Balearic Islands, Palma, Spain.

Another way to boost the elasticity of the tissue is with the vibration massage, which relaxes the muscles. This reduces stiffness, which in turn improves your movement.

The massage treatment must feel pleasant at all times. A slight haematoma may well occur – this is a positive therapeutic effect as the use of the Fascia-ReleaZer® can selectively encourage your blood flow. In isolated cases areas of redness may also occur on the skin. If you experience excessive skin irritation, stop using the Fascia-ReleaZer® and consult a doctor.

To ensure that the treatment is pleasant and tailored to you, we recommend the use of the sensation-pain scale. This will help you to find the ideal level of pressure for you. Since each person has a different perception of pain, we recommend a massage treatment in the recommended range (4-8). If the sensation rating lies between 0 and 4, the treatment will not be particularly effective as the

Fascia-ReleaZer® is unable to penetrate deep into the tissue. We would advise against a massage treatment in the critical range (more than 8), since excessive pressure is exerted on the tissue in this range.

Die CIT Academy entwickelte sich aus der langjährigen praktischen Erfahrung des Center für Integrative Therapie und der stetigen Forschung des CIT Research Institute im Bereich Faszientherapie und Resilienztraining. Alle Kursinhalte basieren auf wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen und sind Ausdruck von jahrzentelanger Erfahrung mit einer Viezahl an Patienten.

Affiliated Institut

University of Balearic Islands

The CIT Research Institute has been an official cooperation partner of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) with Prof. Dr. Pedro Montoya since the beginning of 2018.

The cooperation is based on scientific cooperation and publication, exchange of teaching and scientific staff, research projects, seminars, congresses and symposia, joint publications, etc.

Poster presentation

Diese Poster wurden bereits international an folgenden Kongressen präsentiert:

2016 4. Europäischer Faszienkongress, Wemmel, Belgien

2016 Internationaler Kongress für Integrative Medizin und Gesundheit, Stuttgart, Deutschland

2016 Britisches Fasziensymposium, Worcester, England

2016 Kongress für Tanzmedizin, Dresden, Deutschland

2015 Internationaler Faszienkongress, Washington DC, USA

2014 62. Jahrestagung der Vereinigung Süddeutscher Orthopäden und Unfallchirurgen e.V. "Bauerfeind-Brunch", Karlsruhe, Deutschland

2013 3. Münchner Symposium für Haltungs- und Bewegungsforschung, München, Deutschland

2012 2. Forschungskongress für evidenzbasierte Physiotherapie, Dresden, Deutschland

2009 Internationaler Faszienkongress, Amsterdam, Holland

Scientific cooperations

Mit folgenden Wissenschaftlern arbeiten wir zusammen:

Dr. biol. hum. Robert Schleip, Faszienforscher, Institut für Angewandte Physiologie der Universität Ulm, Direktor des Fascia Research Projekts

Prof. Dr. med. Niels Birbaumer, Gehirnforscher für Krankheitsbilder des neurologischen und autonomen Nervensystems, Institut für Medizinische Psychologie des Universtitätsklinikums Tübingen

Prof. Dr. Frank Andrasik, Schmerzforscher, Vorstand der Abteilung für klinische Psychologie der Universität Memphis, USA

Prof. Dr. Richard Gevirtz, Stressforscher, Abteilung für klinische Psychologie der Universität Alliant, California, USA

Prof. Dr. Pedro José Montoya Jiménez, Schmerzforscher, Universität Isles Baleares, Mallorca, Spanien

Dr. med. Jan VagedesWissenschaftlicher Leiter des ARCIM Institutes, Filiderklinik, Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. David Martin, Lehrstuhlinhaber, Fakultät für Gesundheit, Universität Witten/ Herdecke