What is this NRT?
Neural Reset Therapy® 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 til 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 release, the 'knots', pain and tightness are gone. Joint mobility and posture are improved.
Note that NRT is not an energetic method, but is based on sound physiological and neurological principals.
How does this 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, I will briefly stimulate the receptors embedded in the selected muscle by asking for a position to be held or for a movement in a particular direction. Or I will tap 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 wil reset the nervous system so the muscle is optimized neurologically. With the reset, the muscular pain and tightness can disappear within seconds.
How is NRT different from the usual methods of massage?
- 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 (but if applicable a massage unit is used)
- No needles
- No drugs or natural substances applied
Commonly, the following conditions improve greatly or disappear completely:
- Neck, back, hip pain
- Muscle spasms
- Headaches, especially tension
- Sciatica-like pain
- Rotator Cuff pain
- Symptoms of Tennis and Golf Elbow
- Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Pain persisting after trauma
- Pain from unknown causes
During each session I will locate any painful or tight places on your body and then perform resets for any dysfunctional muscles. The resets allow the muscles to return to a healthy state.
Of course, going back to the activities that caused or exasperated the symptoms will dictate your follow-up treatment sessions. We will discuss and decide together to find what works to keep you in balance :).
Neural Reset Therapy® was developed by Lawrence Woods, a well-experienced and respected clinician and innovator. You can read more about Neural Reset Therapy® at http://www.neuralreset.net