Fasciatherapy and un-ease : The path of the sensitive body in the management of somato-psychic un-ease

Auteur(s) :

Armand Angibaud - Fasciathérapeute, formateur en fasciathérapie et psychopédagogie perceptive

Master en psychopédagogie perceptive de l’UFP


Most of the time, the therapist has many difficulties in treating and understanding the relationship between physical pain and the psychic unwellness (un-ease) of his patients. Understanding their own difficulties through Fasciatherapy can allow better monitoring of the patients.

But the point is to understand why people who suffer from being unwell (un-ease) do not always want to be aware of this, and often do not want to see that through physical problems, they could understand physical and psychic interactions. (It is evident that malaise often accompanies) What is certain is that being unwell often goes hand in hand with somatization-type bodily disorders, but the possibility of knowing and discovering more precisely the interactions between these two domains may reveal that this being unwell (malaise) is often unknown and ignored.

The purpose of this research is to better understand, in patients, the different psychic, emotional or existential states which accompany somatic pain, with a dual orientation: try to understand the different states of being unwell (malaise) somatized in the body, experienced and reported by the patient; and how to help these patients therapeutically through Fasciatherapy. I would like to take up this quote from prof. Danis Bois in the introduction to his book "The wild region of lived experience" and relate it to this research on being unwell (malaise): "Is it possible to live closer to oneself"? (BOIS, 2006, p.17), that is to say, the fact of relating to oneself, with your Being, in a more conscious way, could act on being unwell (the malaise)? In this perspective, this master thesis analyzes the side effects of Fasciatherapy in people suffering from somatization and seeks to answer the research question:
What are the somato-psychic impacts on people suffering from somatization in relationtion to their state of unwellness (un-ease).

"First, I approached the theoretical framework on the notion of unwellness (malaise) and somatizations, and then the appropriation of the ill-being resulting from somatization by Fasciatherapy-somato-psicopedagogy.


The epistemological posture is that of the practitioner-researcher who adopts a research heuristic methodology.

 For this I interviewed three patients supporting me on an interview guide that I developed (see the attachment) during a continuous follow-up of 8 to 12 months of people with Fasciatherapy sessions. After the sessions, I collected the report of the experience of the patient, then I made a categorization to develop a phenomenological and hermeneutical analysis in case.

On this basis, I carried out a transversal hermeneutic process that allowed me to better understand the nature, conditions, process and somato-psychic impacts of Fasciatherapy and to draw significant conclusions for the investigation.


So the results are : The return of a state of well-being in the three people (interiority) (3), sense of depth in the body (2), disappearing of the pains (2), peace and serenity (1), joy, gaiety, and courage (1), warmth in the body (2); an effect on thought (global thinking and different view of the world) (1), clear mind and discernment (2)); and an effect on the body/psyche unit (mental and physical equilibrium (1), self-knowledge (1), sensorial globality (2), body perception (2)); an action on the relation to the body (greater perception of the body, disappearance of physical tensions, greater attention to physical tensions, sensations of internal movement (3)); an action on pain and somatization (appeasement and disappearance of physical pain in a sustainable way (3)); an effect on ones attitude (ability to be close to oneself and others (2), feeling of openness and freedom (2))

At the end of this work with Fasciatherapy, the patients formulate the desire to continue the sessions, thus testifying to the improvement on their own wellbeing.


The results of this research and the desire in all participants to continue the sessions of Fasciatherapy, testify to the (increase in wellness) decrease of unwellness (un-ease) that accompanied the somatizations. This opens perspectives of possible further research in this domain.

Armand Angibaud


Par Armand Angibaud [uid:34]
Master 2 (Mestrado)
Université Fernando Pessoa
Psychopédagogie Perceptive