Developed by Dennis Gibbons, recently inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame, Muscle Release Therapy, MRTh®, is a therapeutic form of massage that balances your posture based on your body’s individualized analysis.  This realignment permits your body to move fluidly, work more efficiently, and do so with less pain and discomfort.

Rather than focusing exclusively on secondary issues like knots, tense muscles, joint pain, etc., MRTh works by releasing the ligaments and muscles of the body, allowing them to return to their natural resting positions on the skeleton. This in turn restores the structures they support back into their aligned positions, eliminating postural tension and having an extremely beneficial effect on the body as a whole.

The experience itself is very unique.  Muscle Release Therapy is actually performed over your clothes with a very light touch that affects soft tissue deeply on a cellular level, and continues to yield amazing results for an extremely broad range of conditions.  Due to the light touch, treatment can be received more quickly after an injury or trauma, leading to a faster, smoother recovery.

MRTh has been used successfully to treat both chronic and acute conditions, including (but not limited to):

  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Back pain
  • Forward head posture
  • TMJD
  • Shoulder/Neck pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica/Sciatic pain
  • Arthritis

No matter how we spend our time, whether it be in an office, playing sports, caring for children, or running a marathon (or recovering from any of those activities), we often use our bodies in ways that force it to adapt. Some of these adaptations may help us in the moment, but can cause longer term problems as they pull structures in our body out of alignment and engage muscles to work in ways that they weren’t really designed to. Muscle Release Therapy not only restores that alignment, but helps reset the body to use the right muscles for the right jobs.

If you would like to book an appointment you can do so online via the appointments page or by contacting us directly via email at or by phone at 516-888-6159. Questions are always welcome so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you simply want to learn more.