Combining traditional medicine with modern technology (Part 1)

Part of my work as a Sports Acupuncturist involves keeping up to date with all the latest research and myriad new treatment methods. At Oak Point Health & Vitality Centre, we strive to ensure that the pro athletes, weekend warriors, and anyone who comes in to receive treatment is getting the best possible care—so we can help get them back to doing what they love in no time.

This commitment is what inspired us to integrate the Rapid Release Pro 2 into our treatments.  Other than the fact that it feels great, this treatment tool helps speed up the healing process in a short amount of time—when combined with Sports Acupuncture and Corrective Exercises, of course. And our patients love it!

How it works:

  1. The Rapid Release helps reduce hypoxia, e.g. decreased oxygen flow to tissues, usually due to overly tight muscles “choking” the blood supply. As I’ve previously emphasized, decreased blood flow, oxygen, and nutrients to damaged tissues will delay the healing process.
  2. Another way the Rapid Release helps is by breaking down and separating the fascia (“saran wrap” around the muscles) and allowing the muscles to move freely and without restrictions.
  3. The Rapid Release also stimulates the Tonic Vibration Reflex by vibrating at a specific frequency and causing a neurologic effect. This effect quickly relaxes muscle cramps and spasms caused by injury.

Since I’ve begun integrating the Rapid Release into my Sports Acupuncture treatments, I’ve seen patients attain rapid (yeah, pun intended) results. This translates to them needing fewer sessions to achieve maximum recovery. That’s a win-win for everyone!

If you need help with a sports injury or chronic pain, I highly recommend a blend of Sports Acupuncture and the Rapid Release. The “rapid” results I’ve witnessed firsthand speak for themselves. For more info, feel free to contact us and schedule a complimentary consultation now!


Written by Dimitri Boules LAc, LMT, CPE, CPT