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Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy.......What is it and how does it work? Can it help me?

The founder of Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy: Therese Pfrimmer

Following the aforementioned paralysis in 1946, she developed her unique massage technique and, using it on herself, reversed her own paralysis. This encouraged her to become trained in massage therapy and she entered the Chicago School of Massage Therapy under Dr. Esther Swanson in 1948. She completed her course with Dr. Swanson and took a course in physiotherapy in Chicago, as well.

Returning to Goderich Ontario Canada as a Registered Massage Therapist and Physiotherapist, she was now qualified to work on Clients and gain the respect of the local medical professionals.

She continued researching and proving the effectiveness of her technique for the remaining 34 years of her life, with the encouragement of many medical professionals in her area. They gave her permission to work on patients in three different hospitals and she was able to prove the effectiveness of her technique to patients and doctors, as well. In 1949, she uncovered the secret of her success and understood her amazing results. She now, for the first time, accepted payment for her work.

With the encouragement of a friend, who happened to be a medical doctor, in 1970, she wrote her book…”Muscles Your Invisible Bonds.” She wrote the entire book in 24 hours, had it edited and sent it to the publisher. In 1971 she opened her Pfrimmer Technique Deep Muscle Therapy School and taught her first class.

During the last nine years of her life, she trained others in this wonderful technique. Before her death, on March 11, 1980, she was able to train 73 Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapists. She was also actively involved in setting up the International Association on January 6th 1980 and designated those who would be entrusted with the “labor of love” of carrying on her mission.

She, herself, developed the guidelines concerning who, how, when & where qualified people would be trained in this technique. These guidelines are still observed by the current International Board and the Institute involved in the training of professional Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapists.

Canadian massage was originally created by Therese Pfrimmer in the 1940’s. She worked on a cross-muscle fiber principle and called her work Deep Muscle Therapy. In the past 50 years, this therapy has changed the lives of literally thousands. It’s one of the fastest growing techniques used today. Her discovery, which led to the reversal of her own paralysis, consists of an extremely detailed, total body cross-fiber treatment which causes corrective changes in the muscle on a cellular level.

Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® works for the correction and prevention of serious muscle conditions such as ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, brain injury and stroke.

It has also been effective in alleviating sports injuries, trauma, occupational stresses, arthritis, fibrosis, backache, neck tension, chronic fatigue syndrome, constipation and circulatory problems, to name a few. Combined with traditional treatments of these conditions, it offers an added edge that can speed recovery or promote maximum improvement where traditional treatments leave off.

This is just a partial list of ways that Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® has been shown to be effective to overall health:

Muscular system:

Corrects damaged muscles and separates adherent fibers.
Allows nutrients and medicines to reach the cellular area and waste to be removed.
Softens hard, fibrous muscles and relieves pain.

Skeletal system:

Clears deposits and debris from old bone injuries.
Restores damaged ligaments and tendons at bone attachments.
Improves joint range of motion.
Enhances effectiveness of chiropractic & osteopathic treatments.
Allows for improved posture and stronger stance.

Nervous system:

Releases entrapment of nerves in soft tissue.
Reduces inflammation & congestion along nerve pathway. (neuritis, radiculitis, neuralgia, etc.)
Relieves neuromuscular conditions.
Improves conditions resulting from brain injury.

Integumentary system:

Improves circulation to the skin, thus moisturizing dry, scaly skin & improving tone.
Reduces bed sores, acne & other skin eruptions.
Excellent for geriatric skin problems.
Regular treatment can improve the appearance of cellulite.

Endocrine System:

Opens up dry muscle cells so endocrine hormones can reach their end site through improved circulation.

Cardiovascular System:

Contributes to the improvement of sclerotic blood vessels.
Relieves congestion in chest for congestive heart patients.
Improves general health so that heart patient can maintain self through exercise.

Lymphatic System:

Releases entrapment of lymphatic vessels.
“Drains” sluggish nodes.
Improves integrity of lymphatic vessel walls.

Respiratory System:

Releases restriction in the muscles that aid in breathing.
Promotes postural improvement thereby reducing “crowding” of the lungs.
Removes old congestion in the lung or rib area.

Digestive System:

Improves tone in muscular walls for peristalsis.
Clears adherent factors between organs (intestines can get “stuck together,” as can stomach & pancreas.)
Moves out inflammation, congestion & old fecal matter from the tract.

Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy Has Been Demonstrated To Have An Indirect Effect On:

Urinary System:

Relieves spasms and restriction of the Psoas muscle adjacent to the kidneys.
Releases restriction from bladder area in pelvic floor.

Reproductive System:

Clears congestion in pelvic floor area.
Tones & balances muscles during and after pregnancy.
Helps regulate menses through improved general health.

How Does Pfrimmer Work?

Tight, adherent muscles are the cause of many ailments due to their involvement in restricting the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid, by the entrapment of nerves in soft tissue, and in the impairing of normal structural alignment. To illustrate the point, the effect of a damaged or adherent muscle can be comparable to a garden hose with a kink or bend in it. When this occurs, the normal flow of water is blocked and the garden is not watered sufficiently. When a similar disruption in muscle and soft tissue occurs, the normal functions of the blood, nervous and/or lymphatic systems are diminished or blocked, and tissues and organs supplied by these systems are not properly serviced.

Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® is designed to cause corrective changes to the damaged or adherent muscles and the adjacent soft tissues. The improved circulation that results causes changes on the cellular level, not only to the muscle involved, but also to any soft tissue that may have been affected by the impaired circulation. Where muscles have become “dry,” Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy brings lymphatic fluid toward the muscle cell. The lymphatic fluid acts as the liquid medium required for osmosis and cellular exchange on the capillary level.

Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® relieves entrapment of nerves, and it also aids in moving out toxins and congestion that may have accumulated in damaged muscle and soft tissue, thereby reducing edema and inflammation, as well as reducing pain. It promotes detoxification on a cellular level, thus improving cellular function. It softens hard fibrous muscle which restricts joint range of motion, thereby “throwing off” the body’s proper structural alignment.

Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® provides a dramatic form of passive exercise for those who have been injured or ill. Combining PDMT with traditional treatments of specific conditions or diseases offers an added edge that can speed recovery and promote maximum improvement where traditional treatments leave off.

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