Updated: Mar 21, 2019
BindegewebsMassage (BGM) is an elegant form of massage therapy; the techniques of which are primarily applied to the back to engage the body's nervous systems to help affect relaxation and increase circulation throughout the body, particularly the abdominal and pelvic areas.
What to Expect from a BindegewebsMassage (BGM) Session
The therapist begins with light, fluid strokes at the small of the back (the lumbar spine) and slightly lower at the sacrum (where the spine intersects with the hipbones). As the session progresses, the therapist will broaden and lengthen these strokes to work under the ribs and along the length of the spine (but not on the spine). As the session continues, the therapist will determine through a series of diagnostic strokes how the body is receiving and working with the therapy.
No oil or lotion is used during the session as this maximizes the connective tissue mobilization.
How Does BindegewebsMassage (BGM) Help You?
BindegewebsMassage is used for the treatment of physical and neurological conditions; specifically, spinal and/or joint pain, osteoarthritis and certain circulation issues. In addition, this type of bodywork has helped to provide relief of migraine, recurrent tension headache, reduction in digestive and urinary tract symptoms such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and OAB (overactive bladder). Other conditions helped by regular sessions are: respiratory conditions such as asthma, dysmenorrhea, PMS, severe cramps, cardiac disease, neurological dysfunction, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, nerve root pain and neuralgia.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
One aspect of this therapy is that your body helps to decide the frequency and number of sessions. On average, you would start out with 3-4 sessions per week depending on the issue being addressed and the degree to which your body responds. The frequency and number of sessions is always evaluated as your condition improves.