Chronic pain is unbearable and can cause major stress in your already busy life. Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) is a perfect choice for bothersome and constant pain that just won’t go away. With light touch techniques, this non-invasive manual therapy style relieves chronic issues and actually helps your body heal itself.
IMT focuses on finding the root “primary” dysfunction of the body that can cause a variety of secondary symptoms. It looks for the underlying cause of the dysfunction by using different techniques such as: body mapping, structural assessments, and energetic readings. After the source of the problem is recognized, IMT uses gentle manual and energetic techniques to give the body support to promote healing and regain balance between all the body systems. When the body is able to heal the primary dysfunction, the secondary symptoms can self-correct or require very little support to heal. Eliminating compensation patterns allows the body to reset itself which will continue to make progress even after the therapy session has ended.
It is a great option that does not require invasive treatment or medications; it’s a natural way to reach the relief you need.
IMT was developed at the Institute of Integrative Manual Therapy in Connecticut, and since it’s creation, has been proven helpful to many different conditions, including:
- Musculoskeletal problems, such as back and neck pain
- Overuse problems, such as tendonitis
- Visceral/fascial problems, such as digestive issues
- Tension headaches and migraines
IMT may be the solution to your current problem, particularly if other options are not helping you. By understanding your symptoms and figuring out where the primary source of your pain is, your massage therapist can help you make that call and relieve your symptoms as soon as possible.