What is Neuromuscular Massage "NMT": Neuromuscular massage "NMT" is a form of soft tissue manipulation that aims to treat underlying causes of chronic pain involving the muscular and nervous systems. This medically-oriented form of massage addresses trigger points (muscles knots), circulation, nerve compression, postural issues, and biomechanical problems that can be caused by repetitive movement and injuries.
How Neuromuscular "NMT" Massage Works: Neuromuscular massage therapy focuses on alleviating muscle stress and pain by applying concentrated pressure and friction to break up trigger points (muscular knots), and adhered soft tissues. When applying concentrated pressure and friction to a localized effected area, it stimulates blood circulation in the ischemic tissues which aids in releasing the adhered soft tissues, tension, pain, and muscular spasms. Neuromuscular massage is effective in treating neck pain, back pain, joint pain, repetitive motion injuries, and muscle spasms. Neuromuscular massage also helps unusual tingling and numbness of limbs by releasing impinged muscle tissues. Muscular spasms and adhered muscular tissues can lead to painful symptoms that can also travel to the surrounding soft tissues.
Neuromuscular massage follows the holistic approach of healing pain and disorders, whereby the affected body tissues are stimulated to promote the healing process. Some people receive instant relief from pain after a single neuromuscular massage session while others may need to go for repeated sessions in order to experience the benefits of neuromuscular therapy.
Neuromuscular "NMT" Massage & Pain: At certain points during a neuromuscular massage treatment, it is possible to experience some discomfort and pain however, if at any time you feel discomfort and/or pain beyond a "hurt so good" it is important to communicate with the massage professional so he/she can readjust their pressure and/or make other adjustments. There could be some muscular soreness after receiving a neuromuscular massage, however it should subside within a day or two.
Benefits of a Neuromuscular "NMT" Massage: A neuromuscular massage will break up trigger points (muscular knots) and adhered muscle tissues which help stimulated good blood flow to the areas that receive the body work. This will causes the tissues to start functioning normally once again, increases flexibility, and restores body posture.
Is Neuromuscular "NMT" Massage Therapy Safe: Neuromuscular massage therapy is a safe alternative to pain relieving drugs, and has the same general contraindications as any other type of massage or bodywork. See below for contraindications.
Neuromuscular "NMT" massage helps relieve and improves a wide range of health related issues which includes some of the following: