Hendrickson Method® is an advanced therapy that blends massage, joint mobilization, a method of neuromuscular rehabilitation called muscle energy technique (MET), and energy healing principles. Named for its founder, the renowned Dr. Tom Hendrickson, Hendrickson Method was developed during his 30 years of practice on over 100,000 patients.
HM is a system of functional rehabilitation. It addresses the source of pain, most commonly the joints and surrounding soft-tissue. It provides long-term benefits by bringing the body back to optimum function, far more than just treating symptoms. The results can be profound:
- Significant relief from pain
- Dramatically enhanced range of motion
- Improved posture and balance
- Extraordinary relaxation
HM helps strengthen weak muscles, relaxes chronically tight muscles and reduces trigger-points in a pain-free way. It promotes growth of new cells, stimulates fluid production inside the joints and improves function of the nervous system. It incorporates three treatment modalities:
Wave Mobilization® – This unique method of massage was created by Dr. Hendrickson and is patterned after an ocean wave. The strokes are repeated in rhythmic oscillations, while gently rocking the body. This has a profound influence on the nervous system, inducing deep relaxation, as well as dissolving adhesions and reintroducing normal motion in the soft tissue.
Muscle Energy Technique – MET is an advanced system of therapy, which involves the client gently resisting pressure from the therapist. It helps reprogram involuntary tension in the muscles and helps normalize the nervous system. It can also effectively reduce swelling, lengthen shortened tissue and strengthen weakened muscles.
Joint Mobilization – The soft tissues surrounding the joints are often involved in pain and loss of range of motion. Mobilizing the joints in rhythmic oscillations stimulates fluid exchange in the joint for increased repair and regeneration, normalizes neurological function, decreases swelling and reduces pain.