Muscle Corrective Therapy
ABOUT MUSCLE CORRECTIVE THERAPY
ABOUT MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE
About Muscle Corrective Therapy
What is it?
Muscle Corrective Therapy MCT is a specialised, remedial treatment, releasing muscle fibres which restrict the hips, pelvis and spine, as well as focusing on general pain points, hot spots, trigger points and muscle attachments. MCT increases the range of motion of the muscles and joints by releasing tight, twisted muscle fibres.
Originally developed for the Australian Institute of Sports, by John Bennati, to aid athletes in quick and efficient recovery, with lasting results. John was a Sports Remedial Massage Therapist, working alongside Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Osteopaths. He went on to develop MCT after over a decade of trialling and testing the most effective muscle release method. I am excited to be carrying out this training so more therapists can use MCT in their practices.
Would you benefit from Muscle Corrective Therapy?
If you have any of the following conditions then YES:
- Muscle pain / tightness / inflammation / numbness
- Tension headaches
- Plantar fasciitis
- Frozen shoulder
- Golfers elbow/tennis elbow
- Knee pain, restriction/inflammation
- Repetitive strain injury
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Bulging/herniated disc – preventing ongoing disc degeneration by restoring normal pelvic and spinal alignment
Typically it takes 6 session for you to release and realign, mind, body and spirit. Then all you need do is maintain with top up sessions accordingly. I thrive on seeing you get to this point, empowering you to be free of the ‘need’ for therapy. You are your best therapist, teacher, friend. Let me help you re-member your truth.
Frequently Asked Questions
In my experience as both a Massage Therapist and Muscle Corrective Therapist – Muscle Corrective Therapy is a deeper, more specialised treatment, allowing for longer lasting results in a shorter time span.
Muscle Corrective Therapy starts with a warm-up massage then focuses on particular areas, getting to the root cause of the tightness, pain or inflammation.
Everyone is different. This is powerful, deep tissue release work, and as such can take a few days to process and work through. Some people feel instant relief, heightened energy, sense of purpose and alignment. Others can feel a little tender, nauseous, out of sorts for a couple of days before feeling the benefits.
Specific points are worked on such as muscle cross over points/trigger points. These can feel tight and painful when initially worked on, followed by quick relief as the restricted muscle fibres are released. The pain points are the hot-spots needing release.
When muscles become tight or traumatised due to injury, the individual fibres twist and shorten. These twisted, shortened fibres can pull the skeletal bones and joints out of place, most commonly causing hip misalignment, which often leads to referred pain elsewhere in the body.
Absolutely. Anyone who has muscles will benefit from this release. I’ve worked with people from ages 7 to 90.
Australia doesn’t recognise International qualifications for Health-fund rebates, so no specific claim is available at this time. A receipt can be given and payment plans offered, if necessary, just ask.
Magnesium Chloride oil spritz and creams are predominantly used throughout the session as well as Natural bees wax oil from Tui Balm Australia.
I release muscle points with my fingers/hands and Trigger point tools. These help to cross-friction the muscle fibres efficiently.
About Magnesium Chloride
The 4th common mineral found in the human body, essential for the normal function and performance of muscles, blood, heart & nerves. Magnesium chloride is involved in cell wall integrity, meaning, if deficient, nutrients and minerals cannot get in the cells and toxins cannot leave.
“Magnesium is now becoming a big revolution in natural health as industrialised societies suffer more and more under stress and are looking for ways to compensate without relying on drugs or surgery. Transdermal absorption of magnesium salts is the best way to absorb magnesium, as no digestion of tablets is required” -Elektra Magnesium
The cream and oil spritz act as a fast anti-inflammatory/pain killer, especially for muscles!
Product source – Elektra Magnesium
Natural, chemical free products are essential in my option, so I chose carefully when selecting a Magnesium source.
Elektra use organic, chemical free, food grade Magnesium Chloride (Chloride is the most readily available source of magnesium for the body) containing essential oils for different nutritional properties, and shea butter in the creams – a high fat substance, essential for the healthy functioning of cells in the body.
Magnesium Chloride is the most readily taken up mineral by the body – as opposed to magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts). Anything taken orally has to be digested.
Topical products such as oils, creams and flakes require no digestion and are easily taken up through the blood vessels under the skin, like tree roots taking up minerals from the soil.
Unlike drugs or herbs, you cannot overdose. The body takes up what it needs via the tiny capillaries of the dermis under the skin and is self-regulating. It does not take up any more than it needs at one time.
Products can be purchased during the session or arranged for pick-up at the studio outside of sessions.