Muscle Release

The Muscle Release Technique ™ (MRT) is a unique injury therapy that combines compression, extension, movement, and breath to give the therapist a tool to provide, in many cases, relief from pain in one treatment. With the Muscle Release Technique™ scar tissue is broken up, the muscle is lengthened, muscle memory is restored and relief from pain starts immediately.

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With the Muscle Release Technique, the client is placed in particular positions so that the muscle begins to stretch in a very specific direction of plane. Then pressure is applied directly into the focal point of the affected tissue. The combination of a specific extension, precise pinpoint compression, and an exact plane of movement along with breath can produce an immediate release. The scar tissue is broken up and the muscle length is restored. I do not typically use this technique on clients who have auto-immune disorders or skin disorders as it sometimes causes an inflammatory reaction as opposed to a healing response.

Muscle Release Technique: Benefits

MRT is often used to treat sports professionals and physically active individuals in need of medical care. It’s also used to release tension, stress and fatigue.

Other benefits derived from MRT include the following:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Knee pain
  • Tendinitis

Muscle Release Technique: Why It Works

We’ll ask you to assume a number of positions to stretch your muscles in a very specific direction of plane, and then we will apply pressure directly into the focal point of the tissue. Combining this specific extension, precisely pinpointed compression, and an exact plane of movement along with breath should produce an immediate release for you, releasing your scar tissue and restoring your muscle length.

Muscle Release Technique: History

MRT was developed by massage therapist Michael Young to permanently address a variety of physical conditions, especially those resulting in pain. Much of the therapy is based on Young’s studies in a massage technique that was developed in Europe. As MRT grew in popularity, Young began to expand its applications to treat other health problems that can result in pain and/or disrupt the body’s normal functions.