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What is NeuroMuscular Therapy?

Many doctors, hospitals, physical therapists, and chiropractors recognize NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT) as the most effective massage modality that promotes recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes. Neuromuscular refers to how the nervous and muscular systems communicate and work with each other. Neuromuscular therapy is a system of advanced manual release techniques that utilizes trigger point release, muscle energy techniques, connective tissue release, stretching, muscle re-education exercises, and home self-care stretches and exercises to reduce or eliminate re-activation of myofascial pain. NMT enhances the function of joints, muscles, and biomechanics (movement).  In addition, NMT releases endorphins, the body's own natural painkillers. It can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan, complimenting the treatments of other healthcare providers. 

Here's a great video explaining what trigger points are, how they form, and how massage helps!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sltGyJvbvWw

Other Benefits from Receiving Bodywork

In addition to reducing overall stress, bodywork can also help specifically address many other health issues:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion
  • Ease medication dependence
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin
  • Increase joint flexibility
  • Improved posture
  • Decrease depression and anxiety
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into muscles and tendons to improve circulation and healing
  • Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
  • Relieve migraine pain