How does MTR help Arthritis?
muscle restructuring therapy

Arthritis is an inflammation of the articular cartilage in the joints.  The inflammation will worsen by stressing factors such as body weight load and barometric pressure on humid days.  The inflammation will lead to swelling and prevent normal function.

MTR breaks down the irregular connective tissue in muscle that prevents the area from holding the weight load of your own body.  Most of us are operating with only half our muscle bellies working and have brittle tendon connectors to the bones.  This stress prevents blood flow and puts too much pressure on the finer structures of our bodies. ie- joints, ligaments, bursea, and tendons.

Through the process of MTR- your body will develop more weight bearing red fibers from the work alone.  Once the muscles are restored to their original function, the pressure will be off the arthritic areas and they will not be triggered to get inflamed.

The amount of hours of MTR needed in any particular area varies among people.  Some have more “white tissue” than others.  All hours completed accrue as the changes in the body are made.

Most clients come in for treatments once a week for a 1-2 hour session.   Those that are injured can come in days in a row or twice week to speed up the recovery process.

Many call it the “fountain of youth” as they start to feel like they did in their twenties!

Thanks for taking the time to read this and hope to see you soon!

Olof Kjellberg, LMT

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