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http://www.physiobob.com/forum/orthopaedic-physiotherapy/402-pizzo-... check out the answere from physiobase !
Are you an instructor in massage therapy ? can you provide a more up to date/easy to understand version?.
If you are a newbie to massage therapy what were you taught about this in massage school?.
If you know nothing about the piezoelectric effect it would serve you well to get a grasp of exactly why your massage can have some amazingly magical effects on your clients recovery. :)
To follow up on my previous brief remark (posted as I was headed to class with limited time to spare)...
I was present at the research presentation session back in May at the MTF Seattle conference, where Ross Turchaninov presented his theory about the importance of piezoelectricity in manual therapies and some related ideas. Dr. Turchaninov was a good presenter, but his presentation itself was vigorously criticized by Dr. Langevin, who pointed out that Dr. Turchaninov had presented no data to support this theory, and that the studies he had referenced for support were not relevant to his theory. Dr. Turchaninov disagreed, but I thought Dr. Langevin was correct and had made her points very well. Sadly, limited time prevented further discussion of this matter in the session.
Peizo effect is taught in Osteopathy, mainly as an effect of 'alignment' of matrix in repair of ligamentous tissues, by stretching during healing phase. Cheers. AJ
Thanks, this is very interesting reading. More explanation of what happens when we do what we do. By massage strokes referred to in the article, do we assume they mean Swedish? But what type of stroke? It seems in most articles the researchers do not appreciate the wide variety of bodywork modalities.
I don't need research to let me know I am effective but perhaps this type of research can improve efficiency of application. This research seems to support the use of Acupressure for deep injury recovery. It also may support the application of Acupressure over Acupuncture (a long and wide ranging argument). But more specific research is needed.
Hands on healing rules!
Thank you for e-mail. I am glad that you found www.scienceofmassage.com helpful. In regard to your question about piezoelectricty in the soft tissue and its role in massage therapy. Here are two links to Journal of Massage Science (January/February and March/April issues of 2010) where this issue is discussed in great details with all necessary references, pictures and animations.
Sincerely Dr. Ross Turchaninov