Neural Reset Therapy® is a revolutionary approach to optimizing muscles, thus eliminating pain, maximizing length, and improving mobility and posture. NRT is a rapid manual method that resets the nervous system into the direction of health. We tap on muscles/tendons or ask you to move or not move in a certain way to reset the nerves into each area. Results are immediate and profound.
“Jennifer is fabulous. I see her every other week to help maintain my muscles due to chronic lyme and a busy music performing schedule. We mostly do NRT sessions since my body can no longer tolerate deep tissue massage. NRT is a game changer, and with Jennifer’s great knowledge of muscles, how they move, and release exercises, my body is kept moving. I wouldn’t go to anyone else and have recommended her to everyone I know. I drive from Raleigh and she is definitely worth the extra time in the car.”
– Kelly R.
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
- Done fully clothed
- No stretching
- No joint adjustments
- No mechanical, electrical, or electronic devices used
- No needles
- No drugs or any substances applied
How Does NRT 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.
Can NRT Help Me?
Commonly we see the following conditions improve greatly or disappear completely:
- Neck and back pain
- Muscle spasms
- Headaches, esp. tension type
- TMJ issues
- Tennis and golf elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Rotator cuff pain
- Pain from unknown causes
- Persistent pain after trauma
- Hip pain
During each session, the NRT therapist will thoroughly evaluate each area for pain and tightness. Resets are performed for any dysfunctional muscles. The reset of the nervous system will allow the muscles to obtain a more healthy condition.
How long do the effects of NRT last?
NRT is so quick and effective that people often ask how long will this last. At a minimum the long-term effects of NRT in lengthening and relaxing muscles to bring them out of pain is at least equal to any traditional work such as neuromuscular/medical massage/deep tissue/myofascial release/activated isolated stretching type of therapies. Therapists and clients report that the results of NRT have often been observed to last longer and to have more profound effects. Sometimes chronic conditions that never seem to make any progress start to clear. NRT resets the muscles to a more optimal state but there are negative factors under the control of a client’s lifestyle choices. Many people who suffer from pain will have a number of these factors. The more they bring to balance or make healthier choices in their lives the longer before their muscles will need a reset.
Information taken from Lawrence Woods, Facts about NRT (www.neuralreset.net)