Massage therapy Vernon: Muscle energy technique (MET)

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Muscle energy technique (MET) is an osteopathic massage therapy technique based on the principle of reciprocal inhibition. A theory explains that muscles on one side of a joint will always relax to accommodate the contraction of muscles on the other side of that joint when indirect pressure is applied.

It is a manipulation used for diagnosis and treatment in which the patient's muscles are actively used on request, from a controlled position, in a specific direction, and against a distinct counterforce provided by the therapist. The goal of MET is to correct motion restrictions and improve the client's functional ability.

Muscle energy techniques are used to treat somatic dysfunction, especially decreased range of motion, muscular hypertonicity and pain. MET is used to reposition dysfunctional joints and treat the affected musculature, restoring proper joint biomechanics and postural alignment. It can be applied safely to almost any joint in the body and is used by athletes as a preventative measure to guard against future muscle and joint injury.

Because of the gentleness and effectiveness of MET, it is appropriate and safe to be used with the young and old, pregnant women, amputees, sports injuries, auto accidents, respiratory and general orthopedic conditions and some neurological conditions.

Are you looking for a gentle yet effective treatment for your sore muscles and joints?

Our RMT’s provide the kind of massage therapy Vernon athletes and those with muscle injuries seek because it gently and naturally improves range of motion.