Neural Reset Therapy – NRT
What Neural Reset Therapy (NRT) Is Not:
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 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
• 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. All
treated areas are rechecked to ensure that the area
is now clear.
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