Muscle Release Technique is a unique injury therapy that combines compression, extension, movement, and breath to give the therapist a tool to provide, in many cases, relief from pain in one treatment. With the Muscle Release Technique scar tissue is broken up, the muscle is lengthened, muscle memory is restored and relief from pain starts immediately. There seems to be a 'mind set', a trained way of looking at any injury, that can be very self limiting. There is an attitude, when looking at some injuries, that it's just impossible.
That is the reason I say the Muscle Release Technique is MORE THAN MASSAGE! It is the answer to get people out of pain.
All massage therapists and physical therapists know that when there is an injury to the muscle, scar tissue is the result. Scar tissue will keep the muscle inflexible, thus the muscle length is shortened. After a period of time, the muscle memory is lost and the chance of re-injury is increased. Nerve impingement is almost always associated with this condition, resulting in PAIN! Cross fiber work and/or deep tissue massage will only give the client temporary relief.
With the Muscle Release Technique, the client is placed in particular positions so that the muscle begins to stretch in a very specific direction of plane. Then pressure is applied directly into the focal point of the affected tissue. The combination of a specific extension, precise pinpoint compression, and an exact plane of movement, while working with the breath, can produce an immediate RELEASE! The scar tissue is broken up and the muscle length is restored. The results--no more pain for the client!
With the Muscle Release Technique, instead of using strength, one uses body positioning and weight. The Muscle Release Technique is a tool to help therapists. No longer do therapists need to feel inadequate when a client or a friend comes to them in chronic or acute pain.
The main reason for the success of the Muscle Release Technique is that it is a way of treating the injury, and the resilient adhesions and scar tissue. When the Muscle Release Technique is used regularly, it not only prevents injuries, it helps to achieve a speedy recovery.
Do you often feel numbness or tingling in your hands, especially at night, or when doing repetitive grasping with your hands? Perhaps you experience clumsiness in handling objects and sometimes you feel a pain that goes up the arm to as high as your shoulder. These may be the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The median nerve travels from the forearm into your hand through a "tunnel" in your wrist. The bottom and sides of this tunnel are formed by the wrist bones and the top of the tunnel is covered by a strong band of connective tissue called the carpal ligament. This tunnel also contains nine tendons that connect muscles and bones to bend your fingers and thumb. These tendons may enlarge and swell under some circumstances. When the swelling is sufficient, it may cause the median nerve to be pressed against the strong ligament. This sometimes results in numbness, tingling in the hand, clumsiness or pain, as described above.
An Alternative Permanent Solution
First, DRUGS DO NOT HEAL. The body heals itself. In most cases, drugs only mask the problem. In addition, some drugs have dangerous side effects. Drugs will never treat carpal tunnel syndrome successfully because the problem is not a deficiency of drugs in the body. Second, surgery is not a successful option either. When doctors do surgery, they are merely treating the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In most cases, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome returns within two to three years after surgical intervention. This is due to the fact that scar tissue takes the place of the cut in the carpal ligament, again putting pressure on the median nerve.
Why is there such a big mystery around Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Could the problem be as simple as the muscles in the forearm tightening up, thereby cutting off circulation to the median nerve and tendons, causing the tendons to swell? I am here to say that this is exactly the cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Therefore, the drugs that doctors give patients will only alleviate the pain temporarily. Surgery will make the muscles tighten up even more. By using a massage technique called the Muscle Release Technique, the therapist is able to work towards breaking down the scar tissue. The muscles are lengthened and circulation is increased. This, in turn, cuts down on the inflammation so permanent healing can take place. 90% of the clients I've seen who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, also suffer from Tendonitis. This Tendonitis is caused by overworked muscles in the forearm. The muscles lose their ability to relax. When there is a constant pulling on the attachment site of the muscle, Tendonitis is the result.
When the muscles are lengthened and the Muscle Release Technique is done, muscle memory is restored and the muscles are able to regain their flexibility. As a result, the Tendonitis disappears. Once a person learns how to do the Muscle Release Technique and can properly lengthen the affected muscles, the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome disappear. I am very excited with the results of the Muscle Release Technique. I am eager to help more people learn how to avoid the pain and misery of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tendonitis.