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 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 release, the knots, pain, and tightness are gone. Joint mobility and posture are improved.
Note: NRT is not an energetic method, but is based on sound physiological and neurological principles.
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 facedown positions are required
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 mechanical, electrical, or electronic devices are needed
No drugs or natural substances applied
You may be asking "Well then 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, 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 so the muscle is optimized neurologically. With the reset, the muscular pain and tightness disappear within seconds.
So who can benefit from this type of therapy?
Commonly, the following conditions improve greatly or disappear completely:
Neck and back pain
Headaches, especially migraines
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Tennis and Golf Elbow
Pain from Unknown Causes
Pain Persisting long after the original trauma, including post-surgical pain
Rotator Cuff Injury
Sciatica - like pain
During each session, the therapist thoroughly checks each area of your body to locate any painful or tight places. Resets are performed for any dysfunctional muscles. The resets allow the muscles to return to a healthy state.