Human and equine manual lymphatic drainage

Hivamat / Deep Oscillation

Rebecka offers ancillary treatment using the Hivamat 200 Deep Oscillation therapy machine. This is a German-made machine that creates an intermittent electrostatic field between the therapist’s hands and the patient’s cellular tissue. This electrostatic field “pulls” the cells by attracting and releasing them within the selected frequency ranges between 5Hz and 250Hz. This “shuffling” effect speeds up the healing processes with regard to wounds or injuries, but also reduces oedema and softens protein fibrosis – often a complication of lymphoedema. The Hivamat allows the therapist to use either gloved hands to apply the treatment, or apply it to specific areas using an applicator head. The treatment is gentle enough to be used in cases of acute trauma or in the vicinity of open wounds.

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Anti inflammatory

Deep Oscillation stimulates local immunity. Various immunity parameters are increased through the treatment, inflammation mediators and released. The body’s own local defensive function increases overall and the therapy has a significant anti-inflammatory effect.

Stimulating wound healing

Deep Oscillation helps in speeding up and improving wound healing processes. Through the oedema-reducing and anti-inflammatory effect, the local metabolic eliminations are improved in all tissue layers, whereby tissue renewal and scar formation is encouraged on many levels and is accelerated. This is documented by significant improvement in planimetric and biochemical parameters of wound healing.

Oedema reduction

On the level of the interstitium, Deep Oscillation causes a “shuffling” of the basic substance, this promoting the removal of interstitial fluid as well as content material. Interstitial septa and fissures are kept open, which helps drainage. This significantly accelerates the breakdown of local oedema with aseptic inflammation. In chronic conditions the treatment helps to disperse fibrosis and hardening of the tissue.

 

Studies Concerning Deep Oscillation (Click to open)