Neural Reset Therapy® is a fun and easy approach to getting rid of muscular pain and tightness. Clients love it when their pain vanishes in seconds without anyone grinding and pushing on their tender areas. They get pain relief in seconds without adding to their pain during their session.
How is NRT different from the usual methods of massage, physical therapy, or chiropractic?
No massaging of muscles
No deep pressure required
No lotions or creams
No face down positions
Done fully clothed
No need to touch the muscle being reset
Can be done from the opposite side of the body
No joint adjustments
No drugs or any substances applied
NRT is derived from the work of two great scientists, Sherrington and Pfluger, who investigated the nervous system over a century ago to uncover its basic operating laws.
The Law of Reciprocal Inhibition and the Law of Symmetry has mostly remained in the laboratory until now. NRT is a practical, rapid and reliable way to apply these laws of physiology with this advanced form of manual therapy.
Muscles are controlled by the nervous system. Proper application of NRT resets the nervous system to release a muscle from excessive tension. With the reset, the knots, pain, and tightness are gone. Joint mobility and posture are improved.
How does NRT work?
Note that NRT is not an energetic method, but is based on sound physiological, anatomical, and neurological principles.
With NRT, the therapist briefly stimulates the receptors embedded in the selected muscle by asking for a position to be held or for a movement in a particular direction. Or the therapist taps on a muscle in such a way as to cause receptors to send a special message to the spinal cord.
That new message goes through the spinal integrating center which will reset the nervous system to the muscle is optimized neurologically. With the reset, the muscular pain and tightness disappear within seconds.
Commonly, we see the following conditions improve greatly or disappear completely:
Neck and back pain
Headaches, especially tension types
Tennis and golf elbow
Rotator cuff pain
Persistent pain after trauma
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Pain from unknown causes
How long do the effects of NRT last?
NRT is so quick and effective that people often ask how long will this last. At a minimum, the long-term effects of NRT in lengthening and relaxing muscles to bring them out of pain is at least equal to any traditional work such as neuromuscular/medical massage/deep tissue/ myofascial release/activated isolated stretching type of therapies. Therapists and clients report that the results of NRT have often been observed to last longer and to have more profound effects. Sometimes chronic conditions that never seem to make any progress start to clear.
NRT resets the muscles to a more optimal state, but there are negative factors under the control of a client’s lifestyle choices. Many people who suffer from pain will have a number of these factors. The more they bring to balance or make healthier choices in their lives, the longer before their muscles will need a reset.
Even if you have factors that cannot be changed, NRT can play a role in increasing your quality of life.
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