Strain CounterStrain is also known as Positional Release
Therapy. This is a gentle therapy that releases skeletal muscle
tension by placing the clients’ body into positions
unique for each muscle thereby facilitating a relaxation of
the desired structure. This technique requires little more
than 90 seconds for the results to be achieved.
Strain CounterStrain is a non-invasive approach that “resets”
the resting muscle tension allowing muscle spasms to be resolved,
blood flow to be rebalanced and pain to be reduced.
Typically there are diagnostic tender points in each muscle
that can indicate the need for this approach.
This therapy can also be used to release the muscle layers
in arteries,veins, lymphatic vessels, organs and bone. This
adds tremendous value to this type of therapy. The results
are reduced muscle spasms, increased joint movement, a reduction
of pain and swelling, enhanced circulation and more.
What can you expect as a client?
As a client you will remain clothed throughout the treatment
lying on a massage table. The therapist after assessing which
structures need to be addressed, will move your body into
different positions to facilitate the release. The therapy
positions of which there are many, are unique and may be administered
to you in a lying, seated or standing position.