Operating principle

The main mechanism of action in PhysioTouch is based on the effects of negative pressure in tissue. Negative pressure created by the treatment device stretches the skin and the tissue underneath, pulling on anchor fibers to dilate the endothelial openings of lymph vessels. Vertical stretching of the fascial (connective tissue) structures is accomplished at the same time, expanding the space for circulation of blood and lymph. Lymph and the metabolic waste products that impede the healing process can then flow more easily from the interstitial space into lymph vessels, and excess fluid is carried away by the body’s own lymph transport mechanisms to rejoin the venous circulation. The results of PhysioTouch therapy can be measured after the treatment, e.g., by observing the reduction in swelling and pain or the increase in the range of motion.

Negative pressure expands tissue, pulling on anchor fibers to dilate the capillary network. The metabolic waste can flow through the precollectors to the collectors. The pumping mechanism of collectors is activated, and increases the lymph flow. The enlargement exemplifies a cross section of the capillary network. The anchor filaments are attached to the surrounding tissue, e.g. to the fascia structure. The stretching of these filaments dilates the endothel openings.

See the animation below for an illustration of the operating principle.