What is Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapy?

Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapy (CCMT) is a technique that was inspired by the work of Therese Pfrimmer of Ontario, Canada, and developed by Victoria Ross, authorized Master Pfrimmer Instructor.  It is also called Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® (PDMT). CCT and PDMT are composed of 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 muscles, a fully trained Crossfiber Therapist concentrates on all layers of muscle that have become depleted of their normal blood and lymphatic flow. Crossfiber Therapy establishes a foundation for corrective massage upon which other troubleshooting techniques may be added. Since tight, adherent muscles are the cause of many ailments, it is designed to cause corrective changes to damaged or adherent muscles and the adjacent soft tissues.

Where muscles have become “dry,” CCT brings lymphatic fluid toward the muscle cell. It softens hard fibrous muscle which restricts the joint range of motion, and provides a dramatic form of passive exercise for those who have been injured or ill. It can speed recovery and promote maximum improvement where traditional treatments leave off. It has been proven valuable in prevention as well as correction of many serious conditions. To name a few: ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Lupus, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome), Strokes, Scoliosis, Multiple Sclerosis and Fibromyalgia. 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.

This full-body across-the-muscle-fiber method combines a series of detailed strokes with a full-coverage “three-pass” system that utilizes the body’s own “time-release,” systemic healing responses. It is highly effective in addressing pain and a wide range of muscular and soft-tissue conditions and serves as an excellent foundation for other types of corrective bodywork. Training in this technique is being offered through the International Institute for Corrective Muscle Therapy, Inc., as the Level 1 course under their Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapy® Program.

See www.iicmt.com/training.html for more information.