The Niel-Asher Technique™ (NAT)
The Niel-Asher Technique™ is a ‘natural’ method of treatment that utilizes the body’s own healing mechanisms. No drugs, no surgery.
The technique uses a specific and unique sequence of manipulations and pressure points to the shoulder joints and soft-tissues. In essence, these can be thought of as ‘inputs’ into the nervous system.
The technique has been in use since 1998 and has been adopted and approved by Doctors, Physio Therapists, Osteopaths, and Chiropractors in the UK, Europe, and the United States.
NAT works with the body, listening to the body’s wisdom, not by forcing the arm into the restricted ranges but by applying gentle stimulation to muscles whilst they are resting.
Helping the Body to Heal Itself
Nothing in the body happens without a good reason. The body is a beautifully complex system and when it goes wrong it is often because it is trying to protect us.
NAT embraces the body’s own healing processes, as an alternative to forcing the shoulder into painful movements, or using artificial chemicals and drugs to reduce inflammation.
The technique ‘fools’ the body/brain into healing itself by addressing the two main components of the problem – pain and stiffness.
The unique combination of exercises and pressure techniques, stimulates a new pathway in the brain, rapidly relieving injury and spasm and increasing strength and power. This is now known as Cortex-Neuro-Somatic- Programming® (CNSP®).
The initial phases of the technique are designed to significantly reduce the pain, by treating the swelling around various shoulder tendons (especially the long head biceps tendon). Following this, the technique moves on to rapidly defrost and improve the range of shoulder motion by stimulating a unique sequence of reflexes hidden deep within the muscles.
This works on the parts of the brain that co-ordinate the shoulder muscles called the motor cortex. By using a unique choreographed sequence of reflexes one against another the brain is fooled into changing the fixed capsular pattern. We do not force the arm; instead you keep it still whilst your partner applies the pressure.