Neural Reset Therapy
What is Neural Reset Therapy (NRT)?
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 labortaory 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 applicaiton of NRT resets the nervoous system to release a muscle from excessive tension. With the release, the knots, pain, and tightness are gone. Joint mobility and posture are improved.
How does this work?
In your body, there are specialized nerve bundles called mechanoreceptors. The receptos respond to pressure, velocity, vibration, stretch, and other forces. When receptors detect a change, a signal is sent to the spinal cord and then relayed to the brain.
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 enter which will reset the nervous system so the muscle is optimized neurologically. With the reset, the muscular pain and tightness disappear with seconds.
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 are required
- Done fully clothed
- No stretching
- No need to touch the muscle being reset - can be done from the opposite side of the body
- No joint adjustments
- No mechanical, electrical, or electronic devices are needed
- No needles
- No drugs or natural substances applied
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body.
The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. Some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up. Lymphatic drainage massages can benefit people with lymphedema, fibromyalgia, and other conditions.
People should not have a lymphatic massage if they have congestive heart failure, blood clots, kidney problems, infections, or circulation problems. If a person has any medical conditions, they should talk to a doctor before trying a lymphatic massage.
The science behind why this massage works is fairly simple. Stroking the areas of the body that process the lymph fluid, and the lymph nodes, causes the fluid to drain. This massage procedure works well and has been demonstrated to show positive results, only after a couple of massage treatments! However, most patients need 4 to 6 LDM treatments to remove most of the excess fluid. Patients can expect some relief from swelling after the 1st treatment.
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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
With the stress that most of us deal with daily, jaw pain issues are becoming very common.
Most people don't even realize they are clenching or grinding their teeth and many even do this in their sleep.
It is often a dentist or dental hygienist that calls our attention to that fact that we are grinding teeth, or when headaches appear more often.
The syndrome or dysfunction (TMD) can be caused by a misalignment of the jaw, tooth issues, stress, whiplash, trauma, neck misalignment, or inflammation.
Some symptoms might include jaw pain or popping in or around the joint, headaches, toothaches, earaches, dizziness, nausea, sinus pressure or pain, clenching, reduced ability to open or close the mouth, or pain when biting or chewing.
Physicians or dentists will often do exams and/or X-rays to diagnose the problem and determine the course of treatment.
Massage therapy can help to realign problem areas, relieve the muscle tension and relax the muscles by working trigger point areas around the jaw and neck.
It is possible to significantly reduce the pain and discomfort associated with jaw pain through massage.