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What is Pfrimmer?

Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy is a highly refined system of corrective treatment designed to aid in the restoration of damaged muscles and soft tissue in the entire body.  Using a specific series of cross-tissue movements applied to the muscles, a fully trained Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapist concentrates on all layers of muscle that have become depleted of their normal blood and lymphatic flow.  This specific therapy helps to restore the circulation with its natural healing properties.

Therese C. Pfrimmer, a registered massage therapist and physiotherapist from Ontario, Canada, not only evolved the method of deep muscle therapy, but was her own first client.  Her discovery in 1946 led to the reversal of her own paralysis.  She then dedicated the rest of her life, some 34 years, to research on muscles, training others in her discovery, and aiding in the improvement of a broad spectrum of disabilities and diseases.

Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy establishes a foundation for corrective massage upon which other trouble-shooting techniques may be added.  It has been valuable in aiding in the prevention as well as correction of many serious muscle conditions.  Because of its positive benefits to all of the body's soft tissue, it may be described as the most comprehensive form of corrective body work available today.  Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy is, indeed, the healing touch.  

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Pfrimmer Q & A

Common Questions and Answers About Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy

Q.) Is PDMT just another massage technique?

A.) No. Rather than being another technique of massage, Pfrimmer® is a specialty unto itself...a comprehensive system of corrective cross-tissue movements designed to aid in the restoration of damaged soft tissue in the entire body. Pfrimmer® is the foundation upon which other trouble shooting techniques may be added. Pfrimmer® therapists are viewed by doctors as “specialists” in the field of muscle therapy. 

Q.) Why is Pfrimmer® considered the foundation for troubleshooting and corrective massage?

A.) Because it has been known to stimulate corrective changes on a cellular level. Once the body begins to heal itself, it responds well to additional troubleshooting such as myofascial release, positional release and trigger point work.

Q.) What is the difference between Pfrimmer® and regular massage?

A.) Massage manipulations work with the superficial layers of muscle and move body fluids. PDMT aids in releasing adherent and fibrous muscle conditions existing in deep layers of muscle. PDMT actually helps correct muscles and other tissues which have become damaged. 

Q.) Is PDMT the same as Deep Muscle Massage or other forms of deep tissue work?

A.) No, Deep Tissue Massage follows the principles of Swedish Massage and is basically the same technique done more deeply. 

Q.) Does PDMT combine well with chiropractic and osteopathic treatments?

A.) Yes!  Since the skeletal and muscular systems function together, combining PDMT with chiropractic and osteopathic creates a synergistic relationship. Therapy on damaged muscles aids chiropractic and osteopathic adjustments to the skeletal system. It has been known to benefit the adjustments to “hold’ longer.  Skeletal misalignment is often caused by damaged or impaired muscles. PDMT can give help at the source of many structural problems.

Q.) Does PDMT combine well with physical therapy?

A.) Yes! The detailed handwork “inside” the muscle bundles performed with PDMT works toward restoring the health of the muscles, thus contributing to positive results in physical therapy.

Q.) Does “deep” mean painful?

A.) No. Most people say that “it hurts good.”  In other words, if you have a problem area, it will hurt to some degree to have it worked on, but it feels “right” to have the problem addressed. Also, “deep” doesn’t necessarily mean “hard.”  With the proper technique, muscles deep in your body can be reached with a minimum of pressure. 

Q.) What are the educational prerequisites for studying to become a Pfrimmer® Therapist?

A.) A minimum of 500 hours of formal, in-class schooling in anatomy, physiology, pathology and bodywork is required; or, a degree in the healing arts such as held by a medical doctor, osteopath, chiropractor, nurse or physical therapist.  

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