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Neuromuscular Massage Therapy


Neuromuscular Massage | Pain to Performance Solutions

Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT) focuses on the treatment of trigger points. Trigger points refer pain to other areas of the body. Trigger points are usually painful points located in tight bands of muscle. They are areas of increased tension which are abnormally rigid and can result in a limited range of motion and entrapped nerves. This massage style uses the application of sustained, usually static, pressure. The pressure can vary from medium to heavy depending on how bad the trigger point is and how long it has been there.

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How Does NMT Differ from SWedish Massage

NMT differs from Swedish massage in numerous ways. There are no long flowing strokes, no kneading the muscles nor other techniques associated with Swedish massage. NMT accesses the muscle fibers perpendicular to their direction with slow static pressure that may be held in place for 10 seconds to up to a few minutes.

There is normally no need for using lotion or oil, so there is no need to disrobe. With Neuromuscular Massage Therapy the client stays dressed in gym clothes. In addition, we find it extremely effective to integrate NeuroKinetic Therapy with NMT. The reason for this; is that using with NMT we can hone in on the facilitated element with in your body and give greater relief. By understanding the inhibited element and addressing it one will be less likely to go through the recurring cycle of pain, unresolved injuries and decreased sports performance. With adding this and a tiny bit of homework the client is able to reduce frequency of sessions down and go into maintenance.

5 Reasons to get Neuromuscular Therapy

NMT Benefits:

  • Relieve trigger points
  • improves poor postural distortions
  • Facilitates healing for muscular dysfunction
  • Improves the release of entrap nerves
  • Reduces chronic pain
  • Increase range of motion
  • Facilitates restriction release and softening of Fascia
  • Decreases pressure on the joints

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