Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR) is a technique that falls under the scope of practice of massage therapy. P-DTR uses the compensation theory to look at the body’s receptors signaling. In an initial appointment there is a thorough assessment, this helps the therapist to understand the mechanisms behind the symptoms, and therefore determine what the most effective treatment would be. The treatment alters the threshold of receptor sensitivity back to its original baseline state.
Repetitive muscle testing with the application of various stimuli (manually, by the therapist) to the patient’s skin, around joints, ligaments, the face, head, etc.
Stimuli can include (but is not limited to): light touch, pressure, local stretch, joint compression, ligament stress, vibration (tuning forks), and pinprick (toothpick)
P-DTR is a technique that can be used by registered massage therapists, physiotherapists and chiropractors. Caelum Ellis is a registered massage therapist and uses P-DTR as the primary technique in her practice
Caelum Ellis provides massage therapy appointments on Saturdays.
Initial Massage Therapy Session – $130
1 Hour Massage Therapy Session – $130
45 Minute Massage Therapy Session – $100
30 Minute Massage Therapy Session – $70
20 Minute Massage Therapy Session – $50