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Neuromuscular Massage Thearapy

Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT) is a very specialized form of manual therapy. A therapist trained in NMT is educated in the physiology of the nervous system and its effect on the muscular and skeletal systems. The Neuromuscular Therapist also is educated in kinesiology and biomechanics and how to affect structural integration of the body.

By definition, Neuromuscular Therapy is the utilization of static pressure on specific myofascial trigger points to relieve pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons and connective tissue) to balance the central nervous system. There is some similarity to Deep Tissue Massage in that the soft tissues of the body are manipulated. However, NMT uses much more specific techniques.

Neuromuscular Therapy will be used to address five elements that cause pain:

-Ischemia: Lack of blood supply to soft tissues which causes hypersensitivity to touch
-Trigger Points: Highly irritated points in muscles which refer pain to other parts of the body
-Nerve Compression or Entrapment: Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone
-Postural Distortion: Imbalance of the muscular system resulting from the movement of the body off the longitudinal and horizontal planes
-Biomechanical Dysfunction: Imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in faulty movement patterns (i.e., poor lifting habits, bad mechanics in a golf swing of tennis stroke, computer keyboarding)

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