Potent muscle release tool gets quick results with targeted, high frequency vibration energy
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration”
Is pain limiting your activity? Ignoring pain can have devastating results. Health.gov recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-to-vigorous activity to help prevent and manage multiple chronic conditions including CVD, Type II Diabetes and some cancers. Activity helps control your weight and improve mental health, self-esteem and mood. Pain is a valuable message that you cannot afford to ignore.
Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional thanks to a new innovation called Rapid Release Therapy. This handheld therapy device is designed to vibrate at a specific frequency documented to resonate with Type 3 Collagen, which includes ligaments, tendons, fascia and scar tissue. Our device is designed to efficiently transfer energy directly into this type of tissue.
Scar tissue is a temporary patching mechanism that devitalizes due to lack of blood flow and is typically recovered by the body when it is no longer useful. As we get older, it tends to accumulate for reasons that are outside the scope of this article (but I am more than happy to discuss this at our booth). When scar tissue is attached to areas that cause pain and restrict movement, they are called scar tissue adhesions. Without blood flow, the scar tissue becomes brittle and becomes an easy target for Rapid Release vibration therapy. As we exercise, scar tissue adhesions in the belly of the muscles are typically broken up, but they tend to accumulate in the endpoints of the muscles, causing restrictions and shortening our muscles. Tight muscles cause tight joints and many of the pain symptoms in the joints can be relieved by relaxing and loosening of the muscles.
Fascia is the layer of tissue that houses the majority of your body’s pain sensors (nociceptors) and a large number of your strain sensors (mechanoreceptors), so the pain you feel is likely coming from pain sensors within your fascia. Fascia is a 3 dimensional weblike structure providing support, shape, and suspension for most of the soft tissues in the body. It has also been labelled the “Spiritual Skin” by body workers who often say “The issues are in the tissues” and give emotional release when the fascial restrictions are removed. Vibration and heat increase the viscosity of the hyaluronic acid in the interstitial space allowing the fascia to fluff up and remodel. As one of our doctors says, “It’s like using a volumizing shampoo on matted hair.”
Ligament and tendon issues are very slow to heal due to the lack of blood flow. After racehorse American Pharoah recovered from a suspensory pull (an injury no racing horse has ever recovered from to race again) and won the first Triple Crown in 37 years, the Nebraska Equine Performance Institute decided to investigate how Rapid Release Therapy worked a miracle on this horse. What they discovered is that Rapid Release Therapy increased micro-circulation in the tendons an order of magnitude more than any other therapy, including laser, TENS, percussion and EMS.
Rapid Release Therapy Is Unique
Massage guns have been around since the 1880s. They have gotten smaller and quieter, but they are all slow with a long stroke, so the effects are all the same. They are great on the belly of large muscles but cannot be used on typical problem areas such as muscle insertion points, extremities, and tender areas. They all run under 60Hz, most of them around 20 to 40Hz, and they all have separate attachments that you need to change out.
Rapid Release Therapy is completely different and unique. It runs just over 150Hz, which is a frequency that has been studied extensively and shown to have highly therapeutic effects on the human body. This frequency is very friendly to the human body and is right in the middle of the calm human voice range, and also right in the middle of the guitar and piano range. Sound Therapy has been used for tens of thousands of years, but 99.9% of the energy bounces off the skin. Not with Rapid Release Therapy, however, where vibration energy enters the body at nearly 100% efficiency. Rapid Release Therapy also works right in the middle of the frequency range that triggers the Tonic Vibration Reflex that quickly releases the agonist/antagonist co-contradictions (spasms, cramps, and muscle guarding, in layman terms).
With the small, but fast stroke, it is great for extremities, insertion points, head, and neck. Don’t try this with percussion guns. Rapid Release comes with five built-in purposeful treatment heads so you can adjust the size and intensity just by rotating and/or changing the angle of the device.
Exceptional in feel and function, our compact and ergonomic design provides ultimate comfort and control for an effortless, full-body treatment. And is safe and effective on a wide variety of aches and pains.
When I use the RRT, I know that the patient is going to feel great when they get off the table. It’s so easy, I feel like I’m cheating. –Dr. Julie Marchiol D.C.,FIAMA
Health is wealth. Invest in yourself!
Jeff Maier will be demonstrating the Rapid Release Therapy device at FreedomFest, “the world’s largest gathering of free minds,” in Rapid City, South Dakota, July 21-24.