M A D E R OxX® - A Moderate Pressure Therapy

A large scaled study from the University of Miami Medical School attracted our attention. The study was published in 2014 and informed that moderate pressure therapies – like the M A D E R OxX®-method is offering - has contributed to many positive effects such as increased weight gain in preterm infants, reduced pain caused by different syndromes including fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis, enhanced attentiveness, reduced depression and enhanced immune function (increased natural killer cells and natural killer cell activity). Moderate pressure therapies reduce depression, anxiety and have also led to increased vagal activity, decreased cortisol levels and decreased substance "P". Moderate pressure therapies were represented in several brain regions including the amygdala, the hypothalamus and the anterior cingulate cortex, all areas involved in stress and emotion regulation.

The study evaluation included the "Gate Control Theory". One of the pain therapy approaches on which the M A D E R OxX®-method is also based on. The mechanism that has been mostly used to explain “The Gate Control Theory” is thought to stimulate shorter and less myelinated (insulated) nerve fibers. As a result, the neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid) is produced. This in turn enables the so called "pain gate" to close.

Tests with the therapeutic method of M A D E R OxX® have shown, that subjects who had feelings of pain before the given therapy mostly noted a reduction in pain after the first treatment. Among many other positive feedbacks, test subjects also confirmed, that the breath deepens during treatment and with it a deep relaxation sets in. These are indicators that can naturally increase the GABA level as well. 

Therapeutic Interventions that Foster Self-Awareness Help to Positively Re-Wire the Traumatized Brain.
According to Prof. Bessel van der Kolk, therapies that foster self-awareness affect those brain regions positively that were changed through a traumatic event. The therapeutic devices used for the M A D E R OxX® treatment are uniquely designed in order to mindfully foster self awareness. 

Fostering Self-Awareness: Body and Mind
M A D E R OxX® test subjects confirmed, that self-awareness is very pleasantly promoted due to the specific and unique therapy, so that the concentration is directed inwards, breathing deepens and those factors helps to easely calm the body. A moderate pressure therapy, like the M A D E R OxX®-method also reduces the activity of the amygdala (danger indicator of our brain) and helps to reduce anxiety. 


Security and Protection
The treatment process of M A D E R OxX® is structured in a way:

  • that it provides security and protection to the client and
  • builds up trust

The “feeling of protection and security” can be increased with a medical M A D E R OxX® pyjama as used for anxious clients or clients with skin diseases. The M A D E R OxX® method is a treatment without direct body contact (hands are not used like with an ordinary body massage). The treatment devices are made of wood that were treated with an eco friendly varnish. They can be optimally disinfected and have different lengths. This enables an appropriate distance from the client and if necessary treat quarantine patients.

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M A D E R OxX® promises no healing. The method complementarily supports existing therapies.