Your world is what your senses tell you it is and proprioception is the communication system for your senses.
Therefore proprioception is also the key factor to perception of oneself in space. Proprioception assumes a fundamental importance in the complex control mechanism of movement. It is evident in the capacity to perceive and to recognise the position of the body itself in space and in how one’s muscles contract, even unaided by visual sense. It occurs through the presence of specific receptors, sensitive to variations in the body’s posture and of different areas of the body that send their own specific signals to particular parts of the brain. We can then define proprioception as the entirety of the messages sent to the central nervous system from specialised nerve endings (proprioceptors), located in the joint capsules, in ligaments, tendons and muscles.
Prorioceptive capacity is due to the interaction of three factors:
- exteroception, namely the perception of all that is outside of our skin, via our five senses (the “outside”);
• interoception, namely the perception of our internal side, via internal proprioceptors (the “inside”).
• imaginoception, which distinguishes us from animals and which influences everything that we perceive with our senses (the imagination).
Science has observed the mechanoreceptors extreme sensitivity to mechanical modulation. With appropriate frequencies Keope’s stimulation has the capacity to activate various mechanoreceptors that, through an effect called “global floating”, resets by resonation the neuromuscular system. The mechanoreceptors activated in this way send a message to the mirror neurons (those that copy and transmit messages to the cortex) which then send the signal back to the nerve tissue putting into action the muscular apparatus.
Mechanical modulation is the most natural way to wellness.
The positions of strategic support which bear the body are the most suitable zones for modulation, which works by stimulating the skin’s mechanoreceptors at selected points. Under these conditions the modulation, of a precise frequency band works on designated points with no undesirable side effects.
Keope works principally on two kinds of mechanoreceptors:
- The Meissner’s corpuscles are found under the skin and are activated with vibrations from 8 to 64 Hz. These receptors, when stimulated with Keope in a certain frequency, will produce a repolarisation of the muscles (= the restoration of a polarized state across a membrane, as in a muscle fiber following contraction).
This is felt by the patient as total body “floating” effect which is synonymous of a total reset of our body’s perception, due to neuromuscular synaptic inhibition.
- The Pacini corpuscles begin resonating with frequencies that vary between 64 and 150 Hz up to 400 Hz and are located in the subcutaneous tissue. Their stimulation by Keope, depending on the frequency band, determines or an increase in tone of the gravitational muscle when we start with relaxed muscles or a quick elimination of lactic acid in tight muscles and a stimulation of the endocrine system.
These two different kinds of mechanoreceptors are located in greatest concentration in the parts of the body with no hair, like the palms of the hands. These zones are the points of contact through which Keope administers its mechanical stimulation.