Gentle, Effective Pain Relief with NeuroTactile™ Therapy

The Eighty-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


Deepen Your Body of Knowledge

Dr. Lavine and the nat­ur­al treat­ment of chron­ic pain

Phys­i­ol­o­gy of altered con­nec­tive tis­sue zones

Neu­ro­Tac­tile ™ Ther­a­py in the Treat­ment of Dia­bet­ic Neu­ropa­thy Symp­toms


About Ronald Lavine, D.C.

Dr. Lavine has more than thirty five years' experience helping patients alleviate pain and restore health using diverse, scientifically-based manual therapy and therapeutic exercise and alignment methods. His website,, provides more information about his approach. Please contact him at or at 212-400-9663.
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One Response to Gentle, Effective Pain Relief with NeuroTactile™ Therapy

  1. lolly jensen says:

    Are the treat­ments cov­ered by medicare??

    I no longer have discs in my back.

    Appt : ??

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