Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy FAQ

Q. What is Pfrimmer Technique Deep Muscle Therapy®?

A. A specific series of movements applied to the muscles of a client by a fully trained Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapist for the purpose of restoring proper circulation of both blood and lymphatic fluid.

Q. How Does Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® differ from other deep muscle therapies being taught?

A. Primmer Deep Muscle Therapy® is based exclusively on 34 years of research and practical application by Therese C. Pfrimmer, a Registered Masseuse and Physiotherapist from Ontario, Canada who discovered the technique after she was paralyzed from the waist down. A thorough knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology is required in order to apply this special technique in a safe and productive manner.

Q. What is the purpose of Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy®?

A. To release adherent conditions within the muscle tissue including the fascia, thus softening the hardened muscle fibers.  To restore flow of lymph and fresh oxygenated blood to the whole body.  To improve and aid freedom of joint movements.  Help remove waste products - toxins, etc.

Q. What is the difference between regular massage and Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy®?

A. Massage manipulation works with the superficial layers of muscle and move body fluids. Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® releases adherent and fibrous conditions existing in deeper layers of muscles. These often become involved because of trauma, exposure, fatigue, injuries, lactic acid buildup, stress, etc. Massage temporarily relieves tension, whereas, Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® actually corrects damage to tissues.

Q. Why are all the layers of muscles so important to your health?

A. When any layer of muscle becomes involved, the normal flow of body fluids is disrupted. The life of the body is in the blood. Without fresh, oxygenated blood and a free flow of lymphatic fluid, the involved muscle fibers begin to weaken, harden, and adhere to surrounding fibers, causing congestion and muscle malfunction. This common type of tissue fatigue robs us of good health. It also can progress to the point of paralysis if left unchecked.

Q. Can adjustments by an osteopathic physician or chiropractor be helped by Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy®?

A. Yes. Since the skeletal and muscular systems funtion together, combining PDMT® with chiropractic and osteopathic adjustments creates a synergistic relationship. Treatment of damaged muscles aids chiropractic and osteopathic adjustments to the skeletal system, allowing them to "hold" longer and better. Skeletal misalignments is often caused by damaged or impaired muscles. PDMT® can give help at the source of many structural problems.

Q. What common conditions have benefited from Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy®?

A. Arthritis, Bell's Palsy, Bursitis, Constipation, Fibrositis, Gastric Disorders, Headaches, Insomnia, Low Back Problems, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Neuralgia, Neuritis, Neurological Problems, Parkinson's, Polio, Poor Circulation, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Sprains, Strokes, Tic Douloureaux, Whiplash.

Q. Who may become a Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapist?

A. Anyone applying must be over 18 years of age, of good moral character, having at least 500 hours of Anatomy, Physiology, Hygiene, Ethics, etc., and be willing to abide by the standards imposed by the Therese C. Pfrimmer School and the International Association.