Neural Reset Therapy® (or NRT) is a fun and easy approach to getting rid of muscular pain and tightness, more quickly and effectively than anything you've ever experienced before! It is done over clothing and is more comfortable to the client than deep tissue techniques.
Recently developed by Lawrence Woods, NRT "resets" the nervous system to allow muscles to obtain a more healthy condition. It is an amazing therapy that is helpful for
- neck and back pain
- muscle spasms
- headaches (especially tension type)
- tennis and golf elbow
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- rotator cuff pain
- hip pain
- pain from unknown causes
How does it work? In your body, there are specialized nerve bundles called mechanoreceptors. The receptors 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, these receptors embedded in the selected muscle are briefly stimulated in such a way as to cause them to send a special message to the spinal cord. That new message goes through the spinal integrating center which will reset the nervous system so the muscle is optimized neurologically, causing the muscular pain and tightness to be relieved within seconds.
How long do the effects of NRT last? NRT is so quick and effective that people often ask how long it will last. At a minimum, the long-term effects of NRT for relaxing and lengthening muscles is at least equal to any traditional massage work. But therapists and clients alike report that the results of NRT have often been observed to last longer and have more profound effects. Sometimes chronic conditions that never seem to make any progress start to clear.
Although NRT resets the muscles to a more optimal state, there are other factors that are under the control of a client's lifstyle choices. Many people who suffer from pain have a number of these other factors. See my health coaching website, www.bewellandjoyful.com for more information on how to help your body by making healthier choices all around, and prolonging the effects of any massage session.