RAPID Neurofascial Reset
RAPID Neurofascial Reset (also known as RAPID or RAPID NFR) is a hands-on technique that addresses and removes restrictions in tissues, joints, and nerves. RAPID looks at the entire nervous system, dealing with issues of inhibition that often cause long-term pain and discomfort.
Conditions Treated by RAPID
RAPID Neurofascial Reset can treat a wide variety of issues, injuries, and sources of pain, including musculoskeletal issues, mobility issues, new or old injuries. A few of the reasons you might seek out RAPID are:
- Frozen shoulder
- Back and shoulder pain
- Golfer’s elbow
- Tennis elbow
- Headaches and migraines
- Knee injuries
- Carpal tunnel
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints
- Arthritic joints
Often threats, dangers, and ongoing pain can cause inhibition within the body’s nervous system. When not given enough time to work, the body’s healing cells may become hypersensitive, leading to ongoing discomfort and pain. The body’s neurological response to stress in the body can often cause “locking” in which tissues become weakened, shortened, bound, or tightened. RAPID works to remove these neurological restrictions and restore tissues.
RAPID works to addresses all inhibitions and offers improved vasodilation, which most often results in lasting pain reduction, even in decades-old injuries. RAPID stimulates endogenous opioids, cannabinoids, and neuropeptides that return healing cells to their natural state and, overall, desensitizes the entire nervous system.
RAPID Neuroofascial Rest FAQ
What should I expect during a RAPID treatment?
RAPID is a manual (hands-on) treatment that uses a combination of techniques. Typically, there will be a continuous cycle of evaluation and treatment throughout the session, as your therapist manually detects where there are problem-areas and how they need to be addressed. Much of your treatment will consist of palpation, in which your therapist will move his or her hands over specific areas to evaluate factors such as the tightness and movement of various musculoskeletal parts (including muscles, joints, nerves, ligaments, and fascia). In some cases, your therapist may ask you to make a specific movement during the treatment to make his/her motions more effective.
Will it be painful or uncomfortable?
Stimulating the neurological system in a way that reduces restrictions can be somewhat uncomfortable. However, this slight discomfort is perfectly normal and part of the healing process.
Why should I try RAPID?
RAPID NFR is, as the name suggests, a very fast way to remove pain and restore function. Many clients have found themselves able to return to their normal activities and routines, even after years of pain or after a serious injury. RAPID can be used to treat acute conditions or chronic conditions, making it an excellent option for most people suffering from ongoing pain.
What should I wear to my appointment?
RAPID can be performed with clothing, but it is highly recommended that you wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment to allow both you and your therapist ease of movement.
Many issues can be resolved in about 2-8 sessions. However, as is the case in many soft-tissue treatments, the number of treatments you’ll need will vary based on your condition, whether it is acute or chronic, and the severity of your injury or condition. Your qualified RAPID NFR therapist in St. Albert will provide you with a treatment plan after your first session so you know how many treatments you may need. You may also need maintenance treatments occasionally after your pain is resolved.
RAPID NFR can work well for anyone with chronic pain or for those with current or past injuries or trauma. Neurological pain can arise for many reasons, including inflammation, micro-tearing, hypoxia (not getting enough oxygen to a specific area).