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Neuromuscular Therapy


Girl getting a neuromuscular therapy massage by a massage therapist

Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

Neuromuscular Therapy massage focuses on the treatment of trigger points. Trigger points refer pain to other areas of the body. Trigger points are usually painful points located in tight bands of muscle. They are areas of increased tension which are abnormally rigid and can result in a limited range of motion and entrapped nerves. This massage style uses the application of sustained, usually static, pressure. The pressure can vary from medium to heavy depending on how bad the trigger point is and how long it has been there.

Neuromuscular massage differs from Swedish massage, there no long flowing strokes, no kneading the muscles nor other techniques associated with Swedish massage. Neuromusclar massage therapy accesses the muscle fibers perpendicular to their direction with slow static pressure that may be held in place for 10 seconds to up to a few minutes.

There is normally no need for using lotion nor oil, so there is no need to disrobe. With Neuromuscular massage the client stays dressed in gym clothes.

Some of the massage benefits from Neuromuscular Therapy:

  • Relieve trigger points

  • improves poor postural distortions

  • Facilitates healing for muscular dysfunction

  • Improves the release of entrap nerves

  • Reduces chronic pain

  • Increase range of motion

  • Facilitates restriction release and softening of Fascia

  • Decreases pressure on the joints

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Interesting studies done with Neuromuscular Massage:

Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

Parkinson’s Disease