Neuromuscular Release Therapy (NRT) Compared to Traditional Massage
Traditional MassageTrained therapists use a variety of techniques to manipulate the superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to aid in relaxation and healing. Massage is also used to improve the body’s function, aid in healing and promote improved overall wellbeing. Therapists typically use massage tables or chairs. Clients may be fully or partially unclothed covered by towels or sheets.
Neuromuscular Release Therapy (NRT)NRT is a specialized chronic pain relief therapy. It’s a hands-on technique that is designed to quickly identify and release muscular imbalances that are causing chronic pain within the body. Through NRT chronic pain can be quickly eliminated with long lasting results. Most clients experience a significant reduction in pain levels after just one session. NRT is performed in open space settings on fully clothed clients. "A few months ago I felt a pull in my left hamstring in class and immediately stopped working out and began to stretch. It felt okay the next day but was a little tender and I didn't want to do anything to mess it up, so I stayed with ice and stretching." Continue Reading... "Just a little background before I get to my experience with NRT. I grew up in an age when females were expected to have curves not muscles. I was never very athletic but enjoyed swimming, yoga and a few of the typical sports you find at any picnic gathering." Continue Reading...
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Paul has been a leader in the therapy industry for more than fifteen years and currently owns Neuromuscular Performance Institute (NPI) in Scottsdale, AZ. Paul has specialized in neuromuscular pain and performance therapy since 1997. His expert knowledge of the neuromuscular system put him in high demand on the speaker’s circuit. He understands various techniques for massaging muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue in order to release problem areas and relieve pain.
Paul has been a featured presenter for the Arizona Fibromyalgia Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Paul has also addressed the Southwest Dental Association regarding the benefits of neuromuscular techniques for treating temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ). He is regularly called upon to meet with local companies on topics such as overuse injuries.
Prior to opening NPI, Paul served as Director of Neuromuscular Therapy at the Center for Human Performance in Mesa, Arizona and as Director of Soft Tissue Pain at the Arizona Head, Neck, and Facial Pain Clinic. He also worked as the Chief Neuromuscular Therapist at Synergetic Health and Wellness in Scottsdale and as the lead Neuromuscular Therapist at the TMJ Center of Scottsdale. Paul is considered a leader in the golf performance industry with acknowledgements from the United States Golf Association (USGA), the Arizona Golf Association (AGA), and personal acknowledgements from many top PGA Tour players.
CNRT, LMT, NRT Therapist
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Ray has been performing therapeutic bodywork for more than 6 years. Upon graduation from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in 2004, he honed his skills as a therapist in a chiropractic setting helping numerous patients achieve wellness and improve quality of life through hands on healing.
Ray was recently certified as a Pain and Sports performance Specialist at the Neuromuscular Performance Institute in Scottsdale studying Neuromuscular Release Therapy (NRT) from its creator, Paul Ruth. The simplicity, effectiveness and efficiency of NRT in helping those on his table become pain free has intensified his focus and ambition as a body-worker. Ray is not only passionate about helping people realize a pain-free lifestyle but also about educating as many people as possible about seeking NRT as a first option to achieve pain relief and to improve athletic performance.
Performance Specialist, LMT, CPT
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A bodywork professional, Jeffrey is nationally certified in massage therapy (National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork) and personal training (National Academy of Sports Medicine). He also has certifications in Thai Yoga massage, Table Thai massage, and injury therapy. Jeff is trained in the use of cold laser therapy to assist with pain relief, treating inflammation and promote healing from injuries.
As a performance specialist, Jeffrey is part of the core team helping active individuals identify structural imbalances and create customized protocols resulting in mobility. Losing mobility is the first thing that makes us feel “old” and starts a vicious downward spiral of pain and loss of fitness. Incorporating core and strength training exercise protocols will create the dynamic interplay of balance and mobility. Becoming more mobile will make you faster, stronger, more powerful and injury resistant.
Jeffrey also is an avid cyclist, mountain biker participating in endurance racing events.