Neural Reset Therapy
What is NRT?
It is a very creative way of utilizing the principle of reciprocal inhibition, a naturally occurring phenomenon the nervous system is "reset". NRT is based on neurological laws, anatomy, and kinesiology.
It applies a stimulus to the patient's nervous system and elicits a response that is predictable, repeatable, and reproducible. Using one or a combination of 6 application techniques, stimulus is applied to the patient's nervous system in a way that elicits the inhibition response in the "target" muscle. It palpably softens the muscle, relieving tender points in a matter of 2 to 30 seconds.
How NRT Works:
Your body has nerve bundles called mechanoreceptors. The receptors respond to pressure, velocity, vibration, stretch, and other forces. The therapist briefly stimulates the receptors by tapping embedded in the selected muscle then asking for a position to be held or for a movement in a direction by the patient.
As the therapist taps on the muscle it causes the receptors to send a signal to the spinal cord. The new message is delivered 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