Are you tired of dealing with chronic pain or discomfort following an injury? Have traditional techniques failed to solve the problem? If so, RAPID NeuroFascial Reset could be right for you.
RAPID NeuroFascial Reset, or RAPID NFR, is a relatively new, hands-on technique used to release restricted joints, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The progressive, movement-based therapy takes a neurological approach to healing and wellness.
RAPID NFR was developed by massage therapists here in Alberta. Because it’s a fairly new form of massage therapy, you may have questions about RAPID NFR and how it can help you achieve your wellness goals.
How Does RAPID NeuroFascial Reset Work?
RAPID NeuroFascial Reset focuses on the central nervous system. Through soft tissue manipulation, the treatment releases tension, relieves pain, and restores function to the body’s musculoskeletal system. Rather than treating symptoms, RAPID NFR therapy detects and corrects the neurological sources of pain and tension.
Neurology is a branch of medicine involving the central nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, and major nerves. The central nervous system regulates and coordinates a wide range of responses within the body, including emotions, hormones, and pain.
Soft tissue injuries can occur in several ways, such as overuse, trauma, inflammation, and lack of oxygen. No matter the cause, this damage can lead to neurological hypersensitivity. This is when the central nervous system becomes hyperaware of inflammation around a damaged site and “locks down” that tissue by forming scars. This response is a form of self-preservation, but unfortunately, it often does more harm than good.
RAPID NFR treatment aims to restore damaged soft tissue by addressing scars the body creates in its attempt to heal itself. Scar tissue restricts movement and causes surrounding tissues to compensate. Muscles and tendons can even physically shorten, putting pressure on the surrounding nerves. As a result, damage in one area can spread and lead to symptoms in another.
For instance, getting in a car accident may cause whiplash. As the body locks down the damaged tissues, other neck and shoulder muscles may attempt to lighten the load. Unfortunately, headaches, shoulder pain, and generalized stiffness are common side effects of this. By tackling the root of the problem—in this case, scar tissue caused by whiplash—it’s possible to eliminate the headaches and other symptoms resulting from this injury.
What Conditions Can RAPID NFR Treat?
Whether your pain has come on recently or you’ve suffered for years, RAPID NeuroFascial Reset may be an option for you. Treatment works best for conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. It has proven especially effective for the following conditions:
- Headaches and migraines
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Frozen shoulder
- Shin splints
- Generalized back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and joint pain
- And more
What to Expect From RAPID NFR
RAPID NeuroFascial Reset is a very hands-on treatment, so you should plan to wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment. The initial session may take 45 minutes, with subsequent visits lasting 30 to 45 minutes.
Each session combines examination and treatment. First, the therapist searches for areas of tightness, scarring, or trauma that never fully healed through touch. Then, they incorporate precisely directed tension and specific patient movements to achieve the most effective release.
Be aware that some patients experience discomfort during treatment as the therapist stimulates locked-down tissues. However, movement is necessary because it breaks up scar tissue and tells the central nervous system to release tension in the area so the body can heal properly.
Expect soreness in the affected area the day after treatment. You may also begin noticing an improved range of motion and less pain as the therapy takes effect. Significant improvement is common within a handful of sessions. While your treatment plan may vary, some patients fully recover within a few months.
Schedule a Consultation with All Deep Massage & Wellness Clinic
If you’re ready to relieve chronic aches and pains at the source, All Deep Massage & Wellness Clinic is here to help. We offer numerous advanced therapies designed to combat the underlying problem, including RAPID NeuroFascial Reset, empowering you to return to the activities you love!
All Deep Massage & Wellness Clinic has served residents of Sherwood Park and the surrounding areas since 2007. We require every massage therapist we hire to have at least 2200 hours of formal training before joining our team. Thanks to our dedication and experience, we’re confident we can provide exceptional wellness care based on your needs and goals. If you’re interested in experiencing RAPID NFR for yourself, please contact us today at 780-416-0659, or book your next appointment online.
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