Gentle, effective pain relief with NeuroTactile® therapy

by | Jan 8, 2012 | Connective Tissue Treatment, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain, touch and health | 1 comment

The Ninety-Five Year Old Treatment of The Future

The Year Is 1929…

A physical therapist in Germany has such a serious circulation problem in her leg that she’s scheduled to have it amputated.

While lying sleepless in her hospital bed the night before her surgery, she begins idly stroking the skin of the low back and pelvis with the tip of her finger.

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The skin is very taut and almost feels numb.  As she works, she notices sensation returning to the skin of her low back.  Soon the leg itself becomes a little warmer and life starts to flow back into it.

The next morning the surgeon notices a healthier pink glow in her leg and decides to postpone surgery.

Over the next few days she continues working on her back, and proceeds to treat the skin of the leg too.  Soon, she has totally reversed her condition and saved her leg.

She develops and expands her technique, trying it out on a variety of patients, sharing it with colleagues, adapting it for a range of conditions, and, along with neurologists and other physicians, developing a scientific understanding of the way it works.

Elisabeth Dicke, the physiotherapist who originated the technique, names it Bindegewebsmassage or Reflexive Therapy of the Connective Tissues.

Bindegewebsmassage is a sophisticated nerve reflex technique that erases pain signals and changes the way they’re processed in the brain.  It can improve the function of the internal organs, too, and enhance the healing of an injury.

Within a few years Bindegewebsmassage is being used in German hospitals for a variety of conditions:

  • circulation problems
  • peripheral nerve damage
  • tendinitis and muscle strain
  • headaches
  • digestive tract disturbances
  • chronic pain and fibromyalgia
  • problems of the autonomic nerves
  • and more

Fast Forward To 1978

In 1978 I was a student at New York Chiropractic College.  To pay my tuition, I worked painting apartments in New York City.

One of my customers was an elderly German doctor.  He knew I was a chiropractic student.  When I finished his apartment, he said to me, “You should learn Bindegewebsmassage.   It’s a great technique they use in Germany, but no one in the US uses it.  Patients will flock to your office.”

I said, “Thank you very much.  That will be $245.”  I gave the matter no more thought.

As fate would have it, later that year I heard about a training course being taught by a German physical therapist in a special technique I couldn’t even pronounce.  It turned out to be the same method the doctor had told me about.

Over a period of a few months, the instructor taught us the basics.  I read all the textbooks about it.  (They’re now out of print.)  I studied the neurological basis for the technique, and reviewed the clinical research that’s been done.

I was eager to put my knowledge to use, and began using the technique while still a chiropractic intern.  I was encouraged by the results and continued to refine my approach.

It’s become a cornerstone of my practice ever since – and the results have been extraordinary.

(I no longer call it Bindegewebsmassage – that’s too hard to pronounce.  I made up my own name for it – NeuroTactile® Therapy.)

What You’ll Experience

NeuroTactile® Therapy uses a special finger-tip stroke over the low back, spine, and throughout the body.  Every square inch of your skin surface is home to millions of nerve endings. The stroke wakes up those nerve endings like crazy.

Oftentimes, you’ll feel a sense of scratching, cutting or tingling.  The scratchy, nerve-stimulating feeling means that the technique is working just the way it should.

NeuroTactile® Therapy will give those nerve endings a new message – an invigorating, calming, rejuvenating, relieving message – to completely change your pain experience.

Pain signals are erased.  And pain pathways in the brain are altered too.

When you first experience NeuroTactile® Therapy you’ll immediately feel that it’s unlike anything else.  Like many other patients who used to have severe pain, you’ll soon experience how great you feel after a NeuroTactile® Therapy treatment.  And how a treatment program can help you toward a healthier, pain-free life.

Learn More or Schedule an Appointment

Contact Dr. Ronald Lavine at 212-400-9663 or 609-497-1944.

Or by e-mail at

Dr. Lavine has been an innovator in the use of movement and touch to promote health since 1981. He practices in New York City and Princeton, NJ.


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1 Comment

  1. lolly jensen

    Are the treatments covered by medicare??

    I no longer have discs in my back.

    Appt : ??


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