When is the last time you learned something new? A new fact, a new hobby, a new job, a new song? Well, at A Compassionate Hart Massage Therapy Erie PA, we are always searching for new things to learn! Especially things that will enhance your healing experience. Listing everything we offer on our website can be overwhelming to our clients but I am excited to share with you some of the new offerings I bring to the massage table.
Neural Reset Therapy Erie PA
The first new technique is called Neural Reset Therapy or NRT for short. I mean, who doesn’t need a reset every so often, right? This technique works more directly with your nervous system to give you rapid muscular pain relief. I discovered this new and powerful technique while taking a Medical Massage class with one of my massage idols, Ralph Stephens.
All in the Science
Although it may seem like magic, this technique is based on two scientific laws; the Law of Reciprocal Inhibition and the Law of Symmetry investigated and founded by Sherrington and Pfluger.
- The Law of Reciprocal Inhibition describes the process of muscles on one side of a joint relaxing to accommodate contraction on the other side of that joint.
- The Law of Symmetry is when pain on one side of the nervous system is sufficiently increased, you start to hurt in similar muscles on the side other than the one where the pain originated.
With proper application, Neural Reset Therapy resets the nervous system to release a muscle from excessive tension. Knots, pain and tightness are gone!
I have been incorporating this technique with clients who have chronic pain and have been amazed by the results! Excessive areas of tension that massage therapy wasn’t able to help are being released! It’s reaching areas of the body and muscles that I just can’t reach with my fingers!
NRT sessions begin by identifying and targeting the area of pain and working with the connecting muscles. Clients stay fully clothed and most of the time stay laying on their back on the table. Clients will engage with the therapist, using minimal strength to resist, engage, and release the muscles. A series of tapping, holding, and/or jostling will be applied to release the muscular tension. Massage may be incorporated at the end of the session to work the tendons and ligaments as well. I am finding that this method is great for clients who don’t like the pain response they may get during a deep tissue massage.
If you need further explanation of NRT, click here to check out some sample videos! Don’t be afraid to try something new. It might just be the answer you’ve been looking for!
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