An NMT appointment includes the evaluation and treatment of chronic and acute pain in muscles and joints: neck and back, head and shoulders, arms and hands, legs and feet. Neuromuscular Therapy is built around specific treatment techniques applied to dysfunctional myofacial tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, and their accompanying nerves). Muscle tension reduces blood flow and contributes to a painful condition called ‘ischemia’. Ischemic tissue, if left untreated, can develop Trigger Points, sites of hyperactivity and hypersensitivity which “trigger” pain and a variety of other symptoms at other points in the body. Nerves and blood vessels may also be entrapped or compressed by tight muscles. The resulting chronic pain and patterns of dysfunction can be reduced or eliminated by using this very specific and effective therapy.
With training in both Massage and NMT, the therapist has the option to combine gentle or deep tissue work with Trigger Point release in a variety of ways depending on the needs of the client. The time can be spent either focusing on a complaint or attending to the whole body. Feeling for areas of dysfunction, tension and pain, the therapist treats the body holistically, using the knowledge that NMT training and years of experience brings.
Conditions Responsive to Neuromuscular Techniques
~ Trigger Point Pain and Discomfort
~ Radiating Pain
~ Tingling and Numbness
~ Low Back Pain and Sciatica symptoms
~ Sciatica Nerve and Vascular Entrapment
~ Repetitive Stress injuries
~ Ischemic muscle conditions
~ Spasm from Decreased Circulation
~ Hypersensitivity and Hyperactivity
~ Chronic and Acute Muscle and Joint Problems
~ Myofascial Pain Syndromes and Fibromyalgia