Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is your program about self-massage?
In a way. But it is very specific. After
watching the first video you should be able to tell the location(s)
where muscles imbalance is causing your nerves to be pinched.
You can then focus directly on those just those specific areas using
the methods I show in the videos.
do you mean by muscle imbalance?
For every muscle there is another muscle that does the
opposite opposite thing. (example biceps and triceps). The
most striking example of a
person with severe muscle imbalance is a hunched over old person who
has not been active. Picture them sitting in a chair, neck
forward and down, shoulders rounded forward, back hunched.
Essentially they are rolling into a ball. They
can't straighten out because they haven't been using the muscles that
would unwind them and stretch them out. So those muscles
pulling inward get shorter and “stuck”.
That is not a matter of age. It is a matter of not using your
range of motion and losing it.
But what about you? You are not an old inactive
person. We create muscle imbalance in ourselves because we
work in front of our bodies. We look down at our desk or
workspace and the muscles in the front of our neck. We work
with our arms in front not in back, so the muscles that pull us
frontward get shorter and it takes less effort for them to roll us
inward. The muscles that pull us backward have to fight
So we get pains in the back and in the back of the neck.
Unfortunately we almost never feel pain in the muscles causing the
problem. But when you push on them, you find that
frequently the most painful muscles in the body to be
If they were perfectly happy muscles they would feel only the pressure,
but no tenderness at all.
The muscles in the front of the body essentially bully the muscles in
the back of the body. Unless we take action to prevent that.
And some of these bully muscles can pinch on the nerves that go down
the arm and into the fingers, creating FALSE Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or
other symptoms in the hand.
Massage? My hands are so weak I couldn't massage a down
I hear you. As a massage therapist I needed to
figure out a way to work on myself without using my overworked
hands. So I devised methods that either require no use of
hands, or use of hands that don't require strength.
I've had massages, and it hasn't helped at all.
Why do your methods work?
While massages are wonderful, most massage therapist do
not work on these specific areas. These are way beyond what I
learned in massage school.
Most massage thrapists are not consciously aware of these problems
caused by muscle imbalance.
You could have a hundred massages and never have the problem muscles
Because the muscles causing the problems usually don't hurt (until you
push on them) they are generally ignored.
For example there is a muscle in the chest that pulls the shoulder
forward. When very tight it can pinch on the nerves going
down the arm. That is one cause of numb fingers.
These muscles most commonly cause the muscles between the shoulder
blades to continually fight not to have the shoulders rounded forward,
so they work hard and that is where you feel the pain.
When these chest muscles are tight and shortened, they don't have to
work at all to round your shoulders forward. So you tell your
massage therapist you hurt between the shoulder blades, but the muscles
that cause the problem get ignored and they continue to get tighter.
But these muscles can cause other symptoms when tight. They
are usually tight and get shorter because most people work in front of
their bodies and seldom .
I am talking about very specific areas While massages are wonderful,
most massage therapists are never taught some of the amazing
mischief certain tight muscles can caues.
It has been my experience that the majority of massage therapists are
good for an overall relaxing massage, but are not particularly great at
What About Stretching
First of all, in general muscles like stretching and it is
good for them. And I include LOTS of them in my Bonus Content
BUT. My in experience as a massage therapist for over
twenty three years, “effective and specific”
works far faster than stretching.
When a muscle is tight (and therefore shortened), there are muscle
fibers stuck together, and/or muscle cells stuck in contraction.
Whey you stretch, you stretch the portion of the muscle that stretches
easiest first. By the time you are done with the stretch, you
may not yet have gotten to the tightest part of the muscle.
Usually it takes much more persistence through stretching to get the
same results as loosening up the muscles directly.
Also by feeling the muscle, you can tell exactly where the tender spots
are. You can tell when the tenderness goes away.
Also, forcing a stretch can cause tears in muscle fiber or
tendons. So you never want to stretch beyond the edge of
You talk about “effective and specific”
massage. Is that the same as deep tissue?
Some people (including some massage therapists) think that
in deep tissue massage you go as hard as possible – whether
or not the client is screaming for mercy. That is not my
On the other hand, a “slide and glide” massage will
do nothing. Working on the wrong place does nothing for the
area that needs the work.
Therefore, the pressure needs to be one you can tolerate without
tensing up. This is often referred to as a good hurt, which
is not the same as a bad hurt which can create tension and also bruise
the muscle which tightens up more to resist being hurt.
Specific massage is working on those muscles that are causing your
nerves to be pinched.
You Cover Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Due to Pregnancy?
As you know, many women have swelling when they are
pregnant because of hormones. This can increase the pressure
inside the carpal tunnel. Once the baby is born the problem
usually goes away.
My course does not address hormone fluctuations. I have
noticed that many women eat a lot of junk food when pregnant because
they are “eating for two”. Sugars and
refined flour tend to increase inflammation in the body. So
it is good to eat as healthy as possible (actually everyone should).
You should also check with your doctor about how much exercise you can
do, because staying active may help.
Having said that, if before you became pregnant you had borderline
carpal tunnel syndrome, being with child can give you real problems.
My program can deal with underlying problems not related to pregnancy,
but not that portion caused by swelling due to hormones.
Does your program always work?
Nothing always works. Individuals have
different case histories of injuries, medical conditions, occupational
Surgery often fails. Doctors often prescribe drugs that don't
work. Physical Therapy doesn't always work.
BUT. I give a 60 day unconditional guarantee.
Doctors don't, physical therapists don't, massage therapists don't.
What if your program works, but my symptoms come back?
If you get problems again, you will know exactly what to
do about them.
It is also good to do my techniques or the stretches once in a while to
prevent them from coming back. The more you do repetitive
work or have to use poor postures, the more important it is to use the
techniques for prevention.
Remember also, that you might start getting symptoms caused from
somewhere else. In that case, just go back to the core videos.
I had the surgery several years ago and now I have carpal
tunnel syndrome again. Can your program help?
Probably. Since you had relief for several
years, you did not have a botched surgery. The main reason
you are getting CTS again is the same reasons everyone else
Therefore yes it can help.
But if your surgery originally created a weakness in the hand
– I can't do anything about that part.
If your surgery created much scar tissue, I can't say if that can be
overcome or not.
But for most people it can help. And there is a 60 day
guarantee if it doesn't.
What about diabetes or other medical conditions that cause
A. If you read my disclaimer, you see that I do not and can
not help neuropathy caused by certain conditions.
But if you have diabetes (or whatever) and carpal tunnel syndrome, this
program can help that portion that is caused by muscle imbalances that
cause both True and False carpal tunnel symptoms.
Remember There is a 60 Day
You have nothing to loose
but the numbness, the worries, the pain.
This is an Online Program.
The videos can be watched online or downloaded.
No Product is Shipped.