Rapid Adhesion Release Technique is the primary tool that I use to treat what I find in my neurokinetic therapy assessments.
An adhesion is any disorganized tissue in the body that directly or indirectly causes dysfunction or pain. When I feel the soft tissue, adhesions feel to me like gristle instead of the knots that trigger points feel like.
Releasing adhesions gets rid of pain and dysfunction at the level of what is called the mechanoreceptors in the fascia. Traditional myofascial release as you already know it, releases the superficial fascia that surrounds the muscles. Rapid releases the deep fascia that surrounds the bones.
By working at the level of the mechanoreceptors, clients are experiencing more symptom relief and better motor control than they have with traditional deep tissue work such as neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy and superficial myofascial release. If you think of a totem pole, the mechoreceptors are higher up on the totem pole than muscular fasica and muscles when it comes to long term pain relief.
With Rapid, I am also able to release ligaments. Restricted ligaments alone can create pain and dysfunction, nerve entrapement and pull joints out of alignment. I sometimes find them compensating for muscles in my neurokinetic therapy assessments.
Symptoms of adhesions:
-Reduced range of motion
-Muscle weakness and tightness
-Nerve entrapments-numbness or tingling
Significant relief that people have experienced with Rapid can include:
-Shoulder pain and restricted range of motion
-Knee pain (rapid can work at the level of the knee capsules)
The honest feedback that I have been given by clients ever since I started using Rapid, instead of working at the level of the muscles, is that they are getting more symptom relief and better motor control and the results are lasting longer.
I release the adhesions energetically, instead of physically, in order to make this treatment as pain free as possible. I have noticed that lighter touch releases them faster than the more traditional approach.
This is a fully clothed treatment. Shorts or yoga pants are best. My fingers slip on regular pants such as slacks and jeans.