What is Manual Neurotherapy (MNT) and Nerve Reflexology (NR)?

The Manual Neurotherapy
as extended manual form of treatment

The Manual Neurotherapy is a specific method of treatment that has its origin in the basic structure of manual treatment forms but has been altered and complemented by Walter Froneberg with regard to stasis and the nerve system.

Later, he developed the ‚Nerve Reflex Zones‘ (from the basis of the Foot Reflexology by Hanne Marquardt) which were added to his therapy as an important element.

Hence the MNT consists of three individual methods, which have been ideally attuned:

  • Nerve Reflexology
  • Specific Muscle- and Nervemassage and
  • Modified mobilization of joints


• The Nerv Reflexology (NR)

has its origins in the Foot Reflexology.

Through this therapy it’s possible to directly reach each individual layer of the body by means of the nerve system. From the cerebrum to the vertebrae to the peripheral nerves to the organs and their nerves, everything can be covered therapeutically and diagnostically.

The NR is divided into

Central / Autonomic Nervous System

  1. Cranial nerves
  2. Arteries, veins, lymphatic system
  3. Organs

Motoric Nervous System

  1. Muscular system
  2. Pelvic ligament

By pressing on the points the respective areas are treated.

The course of treatment and its results can be directly controlled during treatment by interpreting the intensity and duration of treatment’s effects.

The Lymphmobilisation at the foot

has a strong compensatory effect on energetic systems due to its characteristic execution and therefore ensures highly relaxing results.

In addition, the Foot Reflexology by Hanne Marquart provides another option of regenerating the organ system.

• The Specific Muscle- and Nervemassage

are rhythmic movements applied to the connective tissue, along the muscles and following the course of nerves. The nerves steady down and the muscles relax.

In addition to that, the treatment also functions as palpation and the therapist is able to evaluate the condition of the tissue and any possible changes. These perceptions broaden the anamnesis and help customize further therapy.

The advantage of the Specific Muscle- und Nervemassage is that it prepares for a fast and effectic reaction to the NR.

• The Modified Mobilisation of joints

aims at easing irritation of nerves, muscles and articular capsules without further straining of tissue or jointstructure.

The certain way of treatment ensures that no irritation ensues and it’s only applied in connection with NRT and the Specific Muscle and Nervemassage.

The Vertebrea

plays a central role in MNT. Through up- and downward nerval interaction, peripheral (at the ouside) and central (vertebrae relevant) disfunctions are able to build a sphere that makes it necessary to ease blockades on both sides. With MNT mechanic, anatomic, organic and psychic factors can be considered in the cluster of symptoms.

The easing of the surrounding structure has priority and can be detected and relieved through NR.

The Manual Neurotherapy is a concept of treatment that covers multiple afflictions.

Based on previous experiences within the orthopaedic/neurological scope it circles with new knowledge in organ-specific areas.

This synthesis allows a holistic view of the patient.

By combining these three techniques, the therapist does not only have the chance to relieve nerves, muscles, joints and ligaments in an overall way but he/she can also directly monitor the course of therapy and healing.

In short:
The MNT is a combination therapy, consisting of a massage technique - the Specific Muscle- and Nervemassage, a technique of mobilization - congenetic to the chiropractic and the Nerve Reflexology - based on the Foot Reflexology by Hanne Marquardt. The individual parts of therapy have been well-matched during their development so that they complement and back each other ideally. This perfect interplay makes it possible to treat muscles, ligament, joints, nerves and organs in a quick and effective way as well as monitor their functions and interaction. During development, close attention was paid to effectiveness of treatment as well as patient- and therapist-protection during execution. All that concludes into a wide-range concept of treatment with widespread application for ailments of the chronic kind as well as acuteness.

The Manual Neurotherapy is marvellous in its variety, its application and possibilities!