What We Do
Find the Source of Your Pain and Release the Tension
Using the combination of several deep-muscle modalities with the unique techniques that were developed by Julie Donnelly, the Julstro Method doesn’t treat symptoms, it goes to the heart of the problem. It’s like a line of domino’s….when you push the first one, ultimately the last one will fall. In the body the knot in the muscle (technically, a spasm) shortens the muscle fibers and pulls on the insertion at the tendon – this is the first domino. The tendon then crosses over a joint and inserts into a bone at the other end. When the tendon is being pulled, and you don’t want to bend that joint, you’ll feel pain at the insertion point on the bone. The pain is the last domino! Rubbing where it hurts won’t help, the only thing that will help is applying pressure on the knot until it releases. The Julstro Method shows you where to locate the origin of your pain, and also shows you how to self-treat each point.
WAIT! Don’t Stretch…..Yet!
When a muscle has knots. it is shortened putting a strain on both ends of the muscle, and you feel the tightness when you touch the muscle. It’s normal for you to want to stretch, but consider this analogy…
If you take a 12” length of rope and tie enough knots in it to make it 10” long, and then stretch it back to 12”, what did you do?
You made the knots tighter, and you overstretched the fibers not in the knots. And in the body, both ends of the rope are attached to a bone.
It is better to first untie the knots BEFORE you stretch. With the Julstro Method you are gently stretching the fibers while you are releasing the tension. When the knots release it is now safe to do your regular stretching without injuring the muscle fiber.
How we do it?
Years of experience have gone into the development of the Julstro Method of Osteopathic Muscular Therapy. Working with thousands of people, both athletes and non-athletes, has proven that simply applying and holding deep pressure directly on the knot/spasm will cause the fibers to relax.
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Thank you so much. The Julstro method is awesome! I had a back injury 6 years ago and no doctor could help me. I found the solution on your website and with your products. It has changed my life!!!! Thank you for what you do.
I know that intense pain and a sense of being overwhelmed with severe pain (not to mention having to deal with your doctors insisting you have back surgery) can lead to depression not knowing what to do to give you some sort of relief from the pain.
I asked God to help me find a solution. In my case the solution was to find your website and the Julstro Method.
Your Julstro Method techniques have been life changing.
Thank you so much.
—Jesús A. Tovar
As an athlete, when I discovered Focused Flexibility Training I was impressed. I always dreaded stretching because it was so painful and my injuries were getting in the way. Focused Flexibility Training has allowed me to become more flexible. I could feel deep tensions resolving during the first session. This was the missing link with my workouts and in my body.
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I’ve tried them all…tennis balls, squash ball, golf ball, bean bags, bagged marbles, assorted types from sports stores, one from local therapy center…you name it, I probably tried it! None of them really were quite ‘right’…either too hard, too soft, too large diameter or too small.
But the Trigger Point Therapy ball did the trick!!! After two self- sessions on my right hip (side) and lower back, the knots in my right hip were gone!! I can feel the ball “dig” into the hip joint with hard pressure and not bruise the muscles. I started out using the ball and bamboo stick 3-4 times a day and now down to maybe once a day to none!! Great relief…the pain which had me in tears is now gone. No more chiropractor trips!! The chiropractor said, ‘the pain was in my head’…yeah right! Now I am studying the videos. Well worth the investment.
Fifteen years ago I slipped on ice and landed on my tailbone. Ouch! My hips, gluteus, hamstrings and lower back were often achy and I found it hard to find relief. Over the past 15 years, I tried chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, working with a personal trainer, yoga (without trigger point release first), pilates, and many homeopathic remedies and nothing gave me long lasting relief. However, within 2 weeks of using the DVDs, I feel virtually no discomfort anymore! This is now part of my daily exercise routine. I am on a mission to share how effective it is with many more people!
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The Focused Flexibility Training system brings me a sense of deep calm and well-being, enhancing my awareness of my muscles and how they work together to support me. I’m more aware of my posture and the chronic knots in my shoulders.