Why Julstro Method?
The Julstro Method is a hybrid of several proven techniques that you may have heard about: trigger point therapy and myofascial release, plus osteopathic techniques Julie learned while taking private instruction from a retired osteopath back in 1991. Julie blended all of these modalities with her unique style of movement and hand/body positioning to develop the Julstro Method of Osteopathic Muscular Therapy (JMOMT).
The Julstro Method is done over clothes, without oils, and this is one of the keys to its success. Convention massage slides on the skin, which prevents the therapist from getting to the muscle fibers that are the very deepest source of pain. Also, the movement of sliding has the therapist glide over the knotted muscle fibers. The Julstro Method focuses on each individual spasm, applying pressure on the knot and forcing out waste products that are triggering the fibers to shorten.
As the fibers shorten, they put a strain on either end of the muscle and you feel the pressure on the insertion point at the bone. It is the shortening of the muscle fibers that prevent you from having your full range-of-motion.
The best analogy to explain this phenomenon is simply pulling your hair. If you pull your hair at the end, your scalp hurts, and if you touch your hair, you’ll see that it is taut. Plus, you can’t turn your head in the opposite direction. If you keep trying to turn your head the pain will increase, and you could pull the hair right out of your scalp. But you don’t have a scalp problem, and you don’t need to stretch your hair, you simply need to release the tension on the end of your hair. Julie has designed self-treatments for each of the muscles, and has written books that are the roadmaps to treating the source of pain, and releasing the tension that prevents normal movements.
The Julstro Method is far more than just modalities, it is a treatment plan that is designed for the specific muscles that create conditions that cause pain. There is a logic to the body and if you follow the logic, you get results. The Julstro Method works with the logic of the body!
You Are Your Own Best Therapist!
Julie is currently teaching more massage therapists nationwide how to be specialists in her unique techniques: the Julstro Method of Osteopathic Muscular Therapy (JMOMT). Every month new therapists are trained, but for now it’s best to learn how to do the JMOMT treatments to yourself. Contact Julie to see if there is someone trained in your area.
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