Sunday, May 15, 2016
Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! - Innovation and the Spratt Method of Muscular Therapy
It takes courage to think outside the box or in the case of Jeffrey Spratt,MT, Owner and Prinicpal of Spratt Muscular Therapies and pioneer of the life saving and life changing Spratt Method of Muscular Therapy to think beyond the traditional methods used by massage therapists. From the moment I experienced Jeffrey's touch and his unique approach to a massage therapy session, I knew something was quite different from all of the other massage therapists I experienced during these past 10 years. With his words and the power of his touch, I knew something was about to shift in my journey to heal the effects of paralytic polio and violence.
"I'd experienced many unsatisfactory massage therapy sessions," Jeffrey shared with his staff at a recent Team meeting of the talented massage therapists who work with him at his practice at Wave Health and Fitness located in the Seaport Boston Hotel. "You lay down on the table and they turn the sheet all the way down. Then they pour on oil and you are starting to feel cold while they work on one area and then another wondering if they are ever going to get to everything." Jeffrey went on to share with his Team how he blew a session with one client that really got him to think about the way he was practicing massage therapy and what he could bring to the table from his experiences that would change the way massage therapy is practiced.
"I liken an unsatisfactory massage therapy session to when you are going out for dinner on a Friday evening after a long hard work week. You arrive at the restaurant and you are told there is going to be a wait. You finally get to your table and a server comes by, hands you a menu and leaves you sitting there. Contrast this with a server who comes by with an armful of dishes, manages to hand you the menu, apologizes for the wait and says, "Hey what can I get you from the bar." At that moment you feel attended to and can take a deep breath, sit back and relax anticipating a wonderful dining experience.
So what could I come up with that would change the massage therapy experience for a client; where from the moment they are on the massage table they feel they are being attended to and as a massage therapist I could begin to get a real sense of what was needed to restore balance and bring relief.
I was inspired to use my training as an airline pilot to conceptualize a new way to approach the body. As a pilot, we go through a complete series of a pre-flight check of all the systems that will ensure a smooth flight. Using deep compression, I developed a systematic method to go through the entire body. Rather than a once and done of addressing a specific part of the body, the Spratt Method relies on the therapist's fluid movements working with the whole body going back to specific areas that require additional attention. It's a method that acknowledges all the body parts right from the beginning of the treatment!
The ShakeOut (TM) Massage provides the foundation for the Spratt Method of Muscular Therapy. It is a convenient, highly effective and economical way to experience a full body massage. After 10-25 minutes on the table fully clothed with no product used, your problem areas are attended to, pain and tension relieved and you are on your way ready to reclaim your advantage and reclaim your life feeling both relaxed and energized. The cost? $2 per minute.
A session of 30 minutes or longer allows us to take more time to attend to specific areas that need more attention."
Jeffrey went on to the hands on teaching of the ShakeOut (TM) Massage using his Team as practice bodies and generating thoughtful discussion about this innovative way to practice massage therapy.
Jeffrey is passionate about the power of positive touch and knows that massage therapy has the power to help people reclaim their advantage and reclaim their life. He conceptualizes massage therapy as a positive momentum changer whether someone is training for a marathon, running the marathon of their lives or need to heal from the hard knocks of life.
He knows that it is a challenge for people to find the time and the money for regular massage therapy yet the paradox is in today's 24/7 fast paced technologically charged world, now more than ever, people need to take time out to care for their bodies.
He calculated the monthly cost of a weekly 60 minute massage and said, "$400 - that's a car payment!" Just like a car, however, if you do not maintain the your body as you do with your car with regular fluid checks and make sure that everything is flowing smoothly working together, the car or your body is going to break down.
A 25 minute ShakeOut (TM) Massage costs $50 and has all the benefits of a full body treatment. Twice/month ShakeOut (TM) Massage is all it would take to keep your engine running clean, efficient and healthy.
The ShakeOut (TM) Massage is ideal to relieve acute muscle spasms, manage chronic pain and ease stress and tension that accumulates in our bodies from the very act of being alive. And of course it is ideal for athletes as it combines the principles of sports massage therapy and working with the energy meridians of the body drawing from Eastern modalities and compression techniques from chiropractic medicine to help the body quickly recover to reclaim advantage and reclaim life!
After years of frustrating and at times harmful massage therapy/body work/energy work sessions, I am so blessed and grateful that I am able to reclaim my advantage and reclaim my life by partnering with Jeffrey. How awesome to be the beneficiary of this innovative method of massage therapy and to be able to spread the good news that affordable, effective, quality massage is available at Spratt Muscular Therapies!
To your health and wellness,