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Rapid Release Technology: Your Questions Answered

Rapid Release Technology, also known as RRT, uses painless, high-speed vibrations to melt scar tissue or adhesions found in spastic muscles and tender fascia. When your body heals itself, it forms adhesions. Adhesions are stiff, ropey fibers that pull on healthy tissues. They can also impair blood flow, pinch nerves and impair lymphatic drainage. Because adhesions seriously impair the body's ability to function well, they must be broken up. Rapid Release Therapy determines the optimum frequency that resonates with the scar tissue for maximum effectiveness by using a high-speed video shot at 2000 frames/second. With only a 2 mm stroke, this therapy feels great and is completely safe while promoting relief.

Scar tissue forms in the body as a temporary patching mechanism for wounds caused by surgery, trauma, or repetitive stress. This scar tissue is made from collagen just like our skin, but without a blood supply it dies, dries out, constricts, and becomes brittle. Scar tissue fastened to tissues not normally connected is called an adhesion. Adhesions can spread, entrapping nerves, causing pain and numbness, or limiting the range of motion. Undiagnosed pain and restricted mobility may be caused by these adhesions. Scar Tissue Therapy ™ is focused on the relief of soft tissue problems caused by scar tissue adhesions. The shearing force of planar wave energy passes safely through flexible healthy tissue but readily absorbed by the brittle, dense scar tissue.

WHAT IS RAPID RELEASE THERAPY? Rapid Release Therapy PRO2 is a non-invasive vibration therapy tool used to quickly release pain, tension, and stiffness; for the relaxing of muscles; and for the relief of aches and pains.


Benefits of the Rapid Release Therapy include relief of minor aches and pains and muscle relaxation. Relief is often immediate and tends to last longer than relief felt from regular massage. Another advantage is vibration closes the "pain gates" of the nervous system, providing an analgesic effect. This means this procedure is usually painless. Unlike massage, where pressing on tender muscles can be painful, applying the Rapid Release machine even on very tender muscles does NOT hurt! Often a tickling or relieving sensation is felt instead of pain.

WHAT IS HIGH-SPEED VIBRATION THERAPY? Rapid Release Therapy pioneered high-speed vibration therapy in 2010 and discovered the optimal vibration speed for versatility and results. The Rapid Release Therapy PRO2 uses this powerful vibration therapy with high frequency and short strokes to relieve minor aches and pain, remove tension, and revitalize muscles.

HOW LONG ARE THE TREATMENTS? The initial time we apply the Rapid Release to the region is 2 to 5 minutes. We keep the initial session brief, so we can see how your body responds to high-speed vibration. We do not use the Rapid Release Therapy PRO2 continuously for more than 10 minutes, as there is no observed benefit to sessions lasting longer than 5 minutes per area.


NECK PAIN: Stiffness in the muscles of the neck can lead to a stiff and painful neck. Rapid Release Therapy can relax these muscles and allow freer movement. The PRO2's smaller flat head is ideal for these smaller muscles. Remember to take off all jewelry, and pull the hair up and away from the RRT, as hair and other loose items can get sucked up into the RRT's vents.

BACK PAIN: The back is full of muscles that control posture and supports your daily movement. The PRO2’s flat head of the large tip and treatment cap are ideal for relieving stiffness in patients with muscle tension and spasm in the back.

HIP PAIN: The muscles of the hip are often the most neglected. Rapid Release Therapy can relax these muscles and relieve aches and pains of the hips and lower extremities. The PRO2’s flat head of the large tip and treatment cap are ideal for these large muscles.

ELBOW PAIN: Elbows are vital to the movement of the hands as the muscles the move the hand anchor on the elbow. And these muscles are often overworked. Rapid Release Therapy promotes relief and eases movement, taking pressure off the elbow, relieving elbow pain. The PRO2’s flat head of the soft tip is ideal for this bony region.

WRIST PAIN: Muscles in the forearm move the hand and wrist. Freeing up these muscles with Rapid Release Therapy improves movement and relieves pain. RRT to the wrist itself often relieves pain from conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, as well as takes pressure of the lesser known tunnel of the wrist, the Tunnel of Guyon. The PRO2’s flat head of the soft tip is ideal for this bony region.

HAND PAIN: Rapid Release is uniquely suited for use on hands and fingers because of the small treatment disks and the ability to apply with a small stroke. Even the bigger tips of the PRO2 can be very comfortably used on aches and pains in the hand. Many patients come in just to have their fingers treated with the RRT as it relieves the pain from their arthritis. The PRO2’s flat head of the soft tip is ideal for this bony region.

LEG PAIN: Rapid Release Therapy relaxes the muscles in the thigh and calf regions. The RRT releases stiffness in the hips and knees to provide improved ease of movement, taking strain off the muscles that move these large, weight bearing joints. The PRO2’s flat head of the large tip and treatment cap are ideal for these large muscles.

FOOT PAIN: As the foundation of the body, the foot is a complex structure. They are critical to the body's ability to stand, walk, run, and jump. Unbalanced feet lead to an unbalanced body. Foot pain can lead to limping, which can lead to knee, hip, back and neck pain. Rapid Release Therapy can release muscles and reduce such aches and pains. Though it can tickle to apply RRT to the feet, if tolerated, most report immediate relief from the foot and or heel pain. The PRO2’s flat head of the soft tip is ideal for this bony region.


  • The Pro2 is not to be used with persons with pacemakers or defibrillators.

  • The Pro2 is not to be applied over implanted plates or screws.

  • The Pro2 is not to be applied to an open wound, bruises, incisions, tumors or cancer.

  • The Pro2 is not to be applied over bony surfaces.

  • We will stop the session if irritation, swelling, excessive redness or pain increases.

  • WARNING: This device should not be used over swollen or inflamed areas or skin eruptions.

  • The Pro2 is not to be used on a patient with a history of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) blood clots.

  • The Pro2 is not to be used on a patient with a disease(s) that deep vibration is not recommended.

Rapid Release Technology is just one of the many therapies we offer at Women's Traditional Chinese Healing. Isn’t it time to make your health a personal goal and priority? Consider trying a different, more natural approach to health with traditional Chinese medicine. Learn more at Click here to schedule your complimentary consultation, or simply contact our office at (772) 398-4550! Wishing you the best of health!

Dr. Stuart Shipe, D.A.O.M., R.Ph.


Ancient Healing for the Modern Woman

Find the health, healing, and vitality you deserve at Women's Traditional Chinese Healing.

Women’s Traditional Chinese Healing supports women in their quest for natural healthcare by integrating the ancient art of traditional Chinese medicine with the latest advances in modern medical technology and education to promote their body’s natural healing and restore full vitality.

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After two decades as a practicing pharmacist, Dr. Shipe realized that many of his patients weren't improving; rather, they were worsening due to medication toxicity. Recognizing the urgent need for change, he shifted his practice to natural medicine, concentrating on women's health as his specialty. This critical choice marked the start of a fascinating journey into holistic medicine, in which Dr. Shipe aimed to revolutionize healthcare by combining ancient wisdom with modern thinking.

Understanding the complexities of women's health and the need for a more individualized, holistic approach, Dr. Shipe curated a selection of Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies aimed at addressing the underlying causes of health imbalances. From acupuncture to herbal medicine, each aspect was carefully chosen to provide balance and restore harmony to his patients' lives. Thus, Women's Traditional Chinese Healing evolved as a safe haven for women to begin their transformation journey toward optimal health and well-being. With Dr. Shipe's vision and expertise, the practice has continued to thrive, empowering women to regain control of their health and embrace a new way of healing that honors their bodies, minds, and spirits.


What Our Clients Are Saying

"Dr. Shipe is truly one of a kind (and I mean that in the best way possible). He is SO knowledgeable and understanding and genuinely cares for his patients. After struggling with Western medicine to treat the same problem I’ve had for decades, I decided to try a more holistic approach and I am so happy that I did. I’m so grateful to have found this practice and I’m going to keep coming back."

- Megan C.

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