Fascial Integration Therapy:
A unique hands-on pragmatic method
The Osteopathic lesion (O.L) as it has been described and taught in EOG (Ecole d’Etiopathie de Genève, Switzerland) and still today at IFSOR (Institut de Formation Supérieure en Ostéopathie de Rennes, France) is characterised by a local spasm of the connective tissue leading to a modification of its features: it loses its elasticity, adhesions between the different layers are developing leading sometimes to a loss of mobility.
Indeed, it can be very well perceived with an educated hand. The sensation we feel when we encounter an O.L is a bigger, harder and more sensitive (for the patient) area when we touch it. This spasm is a dynamic phenomenon and can persist for days even months without any appropriate treatment. It can stop spontaneously after a few days depending on some factors as age and condition of the patient as the body possesses the potential to heal by itself.
This is actually this self regulating property that we stimulate when we work on the patient's body during the treatment.
FIT is a body manipulation therapy that uses specific moves on precise points (often located at fascia crossings) throughout the body to unwind the local spasmed connective tissue and therefore restore the balance of fascial system of the body.
FIT is a unique hands-on pragmatic approach to cure many different conditions that could affect the body. Indeed, this manual therapy uses only one tool that feels and treat: the hand.
FIT is a true physical bio-mechanical therapy that enhances the mind-body connections through the solicitation of the autonomous nervous system. This integration will take sometimes up to 2 weeks before the patient's fascial system stabilises. After 1 to 2 days of slight tiredness and sometimes muscular soreness patients will experience subtle to deep changes in their body: the patient’s body is integrating the information and the healing process is taking place.
That is also why we recommend to space FIT treatments at least one week apart. It will leave enough time to the body to process the release it has been given.
This 2.5 day-course will give you an efficient therapeutic tool that will help to address a lot of your patients' conditions and this from the day following the course.
After attending the course, practitioners will be able to provide a full treatment in a safe manner. Indeed there isn't any concern of harm with this technique as the treatment is “proposed" and not “imposed" to the body.
Unlike in many other courses or seminars, you will not find any FIT level 2 course. All you need to know to practice the method will be taught during the seminar. However, a consistent practice will be necessary to improve the quality of the therapeutic gesture and therefore you will get more results as you will gain confidence throughout enhancing your perception. We will propose follow-up evenings or half-days practice for those who want to improve their therapeutic gesture.
Advantages of FIT:
> Easy to perform, doesn't require any particular setup, material.
> Harmless and secure.
> No contraindication nor side-effects.
> Quickly performed.
> Adaptable to all ages (newborns to elders).
> Effective; patients come out with 50% improvement after the first session.
Who is it for?
Practicing health professionals:
Physiotherapist / RMT / Osteopathic practitioner / Chiropractor / Acupuncturist
Conditions FIT can help
The list is not exhaustive:
> Cervicalgia (torticolis), dorsalgia, lombalgia (lumbago), sacralgia, coccygodynia.
> Cephalalgia, migraines.
> TMJ, facial pain.
> Tendinitis, regardless of location.
> Nevralgia: facial, cranial, cervico-brachial, thoracic, abdominal, sacral, crural, sciatica.
> Periarthritis, capsulitis, bursitis, all joints inflammatory conditions.