Pain Relief That Works
Spine Rapid Pain Relief Treatment that Works without Pharmaceuticals
We had the opportunity to interview a top massage therapist in Northern Virginia about a revolutionary massage treatment that can be used to combat the current opioid crisis in America. Since we are geographically so far apart I didn’t have a chance to get treatment, but as she put it, “this is such a great tool, I have become an evangelist and want everyone to know how this can help them.” The potential for treating not only pain and PTSD with this therapy but also addiction, is exciting because it is all natural and all based on the physiology of the human body. Those who are trained in Spinal Reflex Therapy have the ability to use the body’s own biology to increase the speed of healing, decrease stress, and trigger natural pain relievers all in under 20 minutes.
Spinal Reflex Therapy (SRT) is a soft-tissue treatment, like massage, except this doesn’t involve squeezing, rubbing and wringing out the muscles. Instead, the treatment centers around the spine, the nerves, and a natural neurological reflex, which advocates say reprograms pain at its source, rather than temporarily releasing a muscle that will eventually return back to its dysfunctional pattern.
Developed by renowned chiropractor Dr. Loyd Frank Jarrell of Durango, Co, and. Which he notably based on over 80 years of research in spinal pain, SRT.
Unlike conventional massage therapy, SRT is not massage at all. It is a treatment based on physiological principles. That the axial spinal reflex is at the core of most nerve, joint, and muscle dysfunction. Once that reflex signal is triggered, muscles react instantly, by-passing the processing center in the brain, and work to stabilize the body and keep it safe from injury. SRT treats your body according to this principle and is specific to each individual.
Though SRT has been around for years, it’s only recently picking up with reports of its healing prospects. In fact, demand over the past few years has grown to the level that the existing therapists in Colorado couldn’t keep up. But one SRT Certified group of therapists in Northern Virginia are committed to wellness and healing. Through their McLean center, Dynamic Integrations Wellness, Larissa Miller, Lori Vintilescu, Steven Minson, and Sophia Kadlubowski. Are committed to bringing to the area the best possible healing methods for chronic pain, increased healing time after injury, and stress reduction.
“Spinal reflexes are like the body’s “sixth sense” – when you know someone is behind you but you can’t see, hear, or smell them – this is a survival reflex, keeping us out of danger when it approaches, “ says Lori Vintilescu, partner of at Dynamic Integrations Wellness (DIW).
Adding, “Once a spinal signal is turned on, through injury, the threat of injury, illness, stress, or repetitive positioning, that signal can remain on and continue to tell a group of muscles to contract. “
“When those muscles are contracted for too long, they will recruit other muscles to help sustain the prolonged contraction in what is call a “cascade effect.” They also cause more pain by cutting off blood flow to themselves, and squeezing nearby nerves.” According to massage theory, this is called the “Pain-Spasm-Pain Cycle” and is a big reason why massage feels good, and also why people “throw their back out.” When there is even a slight deviation near the spinal cord, the body jumps into action and stabilizes that area by clamping down the muscles. If you have ever lifted a box wrong, or spend 3 days on the sofa because you turned too quickly, you know what I am talking about.
“There is something that’s natural facilitation of their own body’s processes that can eliminate the pain for them,” Lori added to our discussion. As an instructor in massage therapy at Northern Virginia Community College, she takes her love of teaching from the classroom into the treatment room and helps her clients understand what is going on inside their body. Every client goes home with a basic understanding of why their body is in pain, and information on utilizing similar techniques at home to help extend the life of their treatment.
At Dynamic Integrations Wellness (DIW), they are utilizing the body’s slow pain pathway in this manner to triggers the production of serotonin and dopamine. When people get a deep tissue massage and feel beat up the next day, that is because the therapist used too much pressure in strokes that were too fast and utilized the fast pain pathway, triggering adrenaline and cortisol – they mask the pain and force a muscle release, but coming down from those hormones makes people feel terrible. Flooding someone with serotonin and dopamine makes them feel better both physically and emotionally.
Spinal Reflex Therapy is the most efficient way to reduce stress and relieve muscle tension and pain, all while helping the client use their own body’s pain-relief to extend the life of their treatment. At DIW, the therapists utilize client education in addition to years of experience and expertise to help clients feel better in a little treatment time as possible. They can use SRT to treat muscle pain in as little as 12 minutes or extend that out to a full 60 or 90-minute spa treatment including aromatherapy, CBD oil, and warm back & neck pillows all on a heated treatment table.