Many conditions we treat are largely caused by overused muscles. Over-used muscules can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness and weakness.
Every session is a combination of examination and treatment. The RAPID provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. The individual may be asked to move in multiple directions and positions throughout the session. It is because of this that a RAPID treatment can be performed through the clothing as no oil or creams are necessary.
RAPID sessions may be uncomfortable during the movement phase of the treatment. This occurs as the neurological system is being stimulated to restore normal function. It is important to remember that pain doesn’t always equal damage and damage doesn’t always equal pain.
Many clients choose RAPID because of the rapid response to treatment. However keep in mind that everyone responds differently and at individual rates. It may take a few sessions to resolve the condition. The goal is always to get individuals returning to their regular activities as quickly as possible.
Mike treated the areas where the pain was located and although uncomfortable to go through, the treatment produced incredible results. I was definitely sore after I left the clinic but without any pain. Within 2 days the soreness disappeared completely and the pain never returned. I did go for a follow-up treatment a week later to ensure the muscle was completely healed. Although this treatment will never replace my regular deep tissue massages, I would definitely have it done again. I could not believe how completely my back healed and how fast it worked."
- Patient Review
Although the knee pain was bad enough, for several weeks it felt as if someone was trying to chop my foot off with a blunt shovel when I walked. No medication worked and I was unable to sleep for more than 2 hours at a stretch without feeling like someone was drilling through my foot with a red hot drill bit. Mike has used RAPID techniques to work through a series of myofascial issues in my lower leg and foot to the point that I can now sleep through the night and wake up naturally. Although the sessions are intense and can be painful, Mike moves around different areas to prevent muscles from becoming overwhelmed and I always leave feeling better. He also takes the time to explain the reasons behind the issues I am having and I have come to realize that all parts of my body are interconnected. I wish I had known about this technique before, and hope to continue with RAPID sessions for other parts of my body once my foot and knee are completely calm again."