Hi guys, Tricia here from Live Free Massage, and today I want to talk to you about a technique that I use that gives my clients a lot of success on relieving their pain and chronic tightness. This technique is called NeuroKinetic Therapy or NKT. NKT uses a style of muscle testing to identify compensation patterns in the body. It also helps me as a therapist to narrow in on which muscles to release and which muscles to activate and strengthen. So, to give you an example about what I mean by compensations – take somebody that has chronic tightness in their hamstrings. No matter how much they stretch, their hamstrings are always going to be tight. Now why is that? – Well, when a muscle is working for other muscles that are weak or not firing properly, then these muscles can never relax because they’re always overworking. One common muscle that the hamstrings will work for are the glute muscles. So I’m going to demonstrate how quickly you can lengthen your hamstring muscles just by activating that weak muscle. First I want to show you the end range of my hamstring length. Notice where my hand stops on my foot. Now I’m not going to stretch my hamstring but instead activate my glute muscle by doing a hip extension movement about five times. Now I’m going to recheck the length of my hamstring. Look how much range I gained in just five seconds. So if chronic tightness is something that you struggle with, come on in for a session of NeuroKinetic Therapy. It will give you the knowledge that you need to start balancing your muscles and reliving your pain and tension. I’ll see you next time.