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What is Neuromuscular Therapy?

Updated: Mar 7, 2023

Neuromuscular therapy is a manual therapy for pain management, rehabilitation, and prevention therapy. It is a treatment for myofascial trigger points. The trigger points are microscopic spasms at the neuromuscular junction, where the nervous system communicates with a muscle, causing pain, weakness, and discomfort in a referred pain area. It effectively breaks the stress-tension cycle by promoting a parasympathetic response in the body through precise manual techniques that encourage the neuromuscular junction back to healthy function, reduce resting muscle tension and spasm and move metabolic waste products, which irritate nerves, out of muscle tissue fibers. This technique is a highly effective form of Deep tissue massage that focuses on the unique communications/relationship between the body & the brain, identifying whether the brain is giving the body lousy information or vice versa. It also addresses getting the brain to accept that trauma is over, the body wants to move again, and vice versa.

Neuromuscular therapists are highly skilled in muscle anatomy, connective tissue work, palpation and pain management. It integrates diverse techniques such as trigger point therapy, positional & neuromuscular release, deep-transverse friction, myofascial approaches, and muscle energy. On the right hand, neuromuscular therapy is a highly effective treatment for chronic pain, muscular trauma resulting from an accident or injury, or strain caused by overuse. On the other hand, neuromuscular therapy gets clients back to a healthy lifestyle, doing the activities they want to do.

"Rebuild your strength. Regain your balance.
Revive your energy. Refresh your mind. Rekindle your soul."

Digital Deep Pressure on Low Back to deactivate Trigger Point
Neuromuscular techniques the manual application of digital pressure release or strokes, most commonly applied through finger, thumb, or elbow contact targeting soft tissues. These digital contacts can have either an assessment or therapeutic objective, and the degree of pressure employed varies considerably between the therapist and the modes of application

Benefit of Neuromuscular Therapy.

Decrease stress & pain via gate control and reduce pressure on the nervous system to help create a positive state of mind that is leading to a greater sense of ease with movement.

Many orthopedic conditions and sports, automobile and work-related injuries respond well to this form of therapeutic massage, including:

  • Low back pain

  • Sciatica

  • Migraines & tension headaches

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Whiplash

  • Rotator cuff injuries

  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Tendonitis

  • Sprains & strains

  • Arthritis

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Shin splints

  • Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome

  • Knee pain

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