What 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 required • 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 devices required • 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.