Neuromuscular therapy uses soft tissue manipulation to help improve nervous system
function and the overall function and alignment of the skeletal system. Using static pressure, our neuromuscular therapists place a consistent amount of pressure on a specific area of the
body, helping to reduce pain and tension efficiently.
Neuromuscular Therapy Benefits
Neuromuscular therapy is effective in several areas, but specifically it can bring improvement to areas suffering from whiplash, biomechanical dysfunction, nerve compression or postural distortion. Patients suffering from ischemia or who have pain from myofascial trigger points can also benefit from the application of neuromuscular therapy.
When the body experiences a muscular injury, the natural response is to narrow the blood vessels that flow to that area of the body. This is important, because it stops bruising, but it can also lead to a tightening of the muscle.
If left untreated, the muscle becomes hypertonic, and a buildup of toxins can cause a reduction in circulation (ischemia). The toxins can increase nerve sensitivity and cause pain. The tight muscles can also pinch nerves and other muscle tissue, leading to even more pain.
Neuromuscular therapy targets the underlying cause of this pain by loosening these tight (hypertonic) muscles. This restores natural circulation and breaks down the toxins, reducing pain. Soon the muscles return to normal function, and the body comes back in balance.
How does Neuromuscular Massage Help?
By utilizing soft tissue massage techniques such as friction, trigger point release and myofascial manipulation, we can release hypercontracted musculature that may be pulling your body into an imbalance and causing you pain. It is an effective, natural, and non-invasive treatment for a variety of ailments, such as:
Hip or Knee Pain
Sprains & Strains
Neck and Shoulder Pain
Neuromuscular treatments are rarely full-body; the work is concentrated on the primary and secondary areas of the body that are causing the pain you are experiencing, and limiting range of motion. In order to specialize in Neuromuscular Therapy, a therapist must receive additional training beyond traditional massage therapy education.
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