If you have
tried traditional treatments for pain relief with little to no results,
it may be because the treatments are not targeting the true cause
of the pain. Often pain is muscle and joint related due to hypertonic
muscle spasm and the only treatment for that is to get rid of the
spasm. Treatments such as electrical stimulation, deep tissue massage,
bone manipulation, needles, hot and cold at best provide only temporary
relief by releasing chemicals from the pituitary gland called endorphins
that block the pain message to the brain. Endorphin release last
for a few days and temporarily masks the pain, but does nothing
for the spasm.
How do you know if your pain
is hypertonic muscle related?
In a 15 minute exam we can trace
the pattern of the pain to determine if it is caused by hypertonic
muscle spasm. If it is caused by hypertonic muscle spasm the origin
of the spasm will also be determined as well as a treatment plan
and advice on any lifestyle modifications that can help avoid reoccurrence.
Hypertonic muscle spasms are one of the main causes of misalignment;
this makes this treatment very complimentary to Pilates which is
designed to bring the body’s alignment back to its natural
What happens during a session?
The treatment combines tracing
the muscle spasm through a specific fingertip massage of the muscles
and precise use of a device called a "Biopulser" which
sends a strong message to the brain causing the brain to send a
message back to the muscle to release the spasm. Although the pain
may seem to be localized the spasm usually runs through a specific
pattern that must be traced and released throughout the body.
Will I remain clothed during
Wear light weight cotton sweats and a t-shirt.
Is the treatment painful?
It varies for each individual.
Most experience some degree of pain during the treatment depending
on the severity of the spasm. Some soreness will occur afterwards
because of the lactic acid released from the muscle, as the soreness
produced from weight lifting.