Deep Oscillation Therapy
Deep Oscillation® is a unique, patented treatment method. It is characterized by an intermittent electro-static field, which is built up between the hands of the therapist or an applicator attachment and the soft tissue of the patient, by means of the associated Hivamat machine. The patient’s tissue is then attracted and released in the selected frequency, triggering a deeply penetrative and lasting resonance (Deep Oscillation) of the tissues.
What makes this form of therapy unique is that it penetrates much deeper into the body tissue than traditional manual methods, allowing previously ‘untreatable’ injuries to be manipulated with minimal physical pressure. Electrostatic waves create a kneading effect deep within the damaged tissue, restoring flexibility and blood supply to the affected area offering accelerated regeneration of injury, swellings and bruises.
Deep Oscillation® Therapy can treat the following conditions:
Knots & tissue nodules
Achilles tendon inflammation
Back, neck and shoulder pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Heavy/Irritable Leg Syndrome
Muscle fibre rupture/tear
The following physiological effects of Deep Oscillation® are clinically proven:
Promotes wound healing
Improves the quality of all tissue exposed
Deep muscle spasms and congestion
Highly effective in reducing pain
Improves the trophicity (nourishment)
Rubor (redness) reduction
Effective in reabsorbing oedema
Main Fields of Application
2. Surgery aftercare (e. g. breast cancer support):
Immediately applicable (first postoperative day)
Effective prophylaxis of local edemas
Pain relief and improved sensitivity
High-quality wound healing (scar)
4. Respiratory diseases (e. g. mucoviscidosis, COPD):
Quick and lasting relaxation of the respiratory musculature
Immediate feeling of well-being
1. Muscular skeletal (e.g. Sports and work):
Accelerated regeneration in case of traumata, especially of edema and hematoma
Myogelosis – hardened muscle, painful lumpy congested points
Spasms – refreshing interstitial medium
Tension and stress – tight shoulders that resist release
Low Back Pain – spasms and tension
3. Open wounds (e. g. ulcers, amputations, burns):
Treatment of wounded area or its immediate surroundings
Visible improvement of decongestion and supply
Enhancement of dynamic wound healing
“Positively influences inflammation
and cell regeneration.”
Deep Oscillation® is very safe (2), it does not produce heat or electrical stimulation (a circuit is not completed – this is part of the patented circuitry). It can be used very gently and in situations where massage is not yet beneficial, for example hours after an injury, the day after surgery or on wounds – and it enhances and multiplies the benefits of massage and manual lymph drainage in chronic conditions.
Inflammation (Latin, inflammare, to set on fire) is part of the complex response of our body to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants. It is an attempt our body makes to remove the offending stimuli and to initiate the healing process. Without inflammation, wounds and infections would never heal. Inflammation can be classified as either acute or chronic.
Acute inflammation is the initial response of our body to harmful stimuli and is achieved by the increased movement of plasma and leukocytes, especially granulocytes, from the blood into the injured tissues. This is a biological chain reaction involving the local vascular (blood and lymph) system, the immune system, and various cells within the injured tissue.
The release of chemicals dilates the tiny blood vessels in the area, which increases blood flow and results in redness and warmth. Some of the chemicals also cause the blood vessels to become “leaky” so that fluid (plasma) leaks into the tissues, resulting in swelling. All of this slows down the blood flow and allows and increasing amount of white blood cells to gather at the along the vessels (normal flowing blood prevents this). Lastly, the inflammation process may stimulate nerves and cause pain. These chemicals should switch off very quickly once the inflammation has done its job and the blood flow returns to normal.
Sometimes, however, the body’s immune system inappropriately triggers an inflammatory response where there are no foreign substances to fight off or continues to be inflamed long after a problem has been dealt with. Macrophages, which are different white blood cells, become involved and their inflammatory chemicals cause damage to the body’s tissues resulting in simultaneous destruction and healing. This means that the tissues thicken and lose their elasticity. In the simplest terms, this is what happens in chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases.
How does Deep Oscillation® affect inflammation?
Deep Oscillation® stimulates blood flow and thus prevents white blood cells building up in the vessels. So, fewer inflammatory chemicals are produced (1). This reduces the swelling, heat and redness of inflammation, but still allows healing to take place. It soothes pain and it is very relaxing.
With chronic inflammation, tissues start to thicken and lose elasticity due to the build-up of fibrosis. Deep Oscillation® helps to disperse fibrosis by gently disrupting and “loosening” it. This enables an individual to gain better movement in the affected area, which, in turn, can stimulate a virtuous cycle where increased flexibility makes it harder for further fibrosis to develop and the client can get onto the road to recovery.
Deep Oscillation® is helpful for anything that involves inflammation and cell re-generation. When I researched inflammation on Wikipedia, even obesity was described as an inflammatory process. Perhaps it would go a bit far to claim that Deep Oscillation® is good for weight loss per se, but it supports a weight loss programme. And reportedly it is fantastic for “orange peel skin” (2), which affects more than 80% of women (I certainly have some!).
naturally improving skin elasticity
anti-aging treatment for face-neck-décolleté
respiratory problems (3)
people with lymphoedema
scar tissue, after injuries, surgery, burns or radiotherapy
general and surgery after care , from 1st day post-op
aesthetic surgery rehabilitation, pre- and post-operative liposuction.
in burns treatment (4)
stimulating milk flow and unblocking milk ducts (5)
sports injuries (6)
Deep Oscillation® is beneficial for…
reducing fibrosis, acute and chronic
reduction in bruising
stimulating wounds to heal, even open wounds
stimulating flow of nutrients to targeted tissue
improving tissue quality
treating cellulite (orange peel skin) (2)
stimulating collagen production in the connective tissue
stimulating cell regeneration
lifting and toning muscles