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Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular Massage relieves muscle spasms and dysfunction. Typically, painful muscle spasms occur when our muscles lack adequate blood flow, and lactic acid accumulates. For example, a strenuous workout builds lactic acid, which causes soreness in the muscle tissue. Neuromuscular therapy disperses the lactic acid, so the deficient muscle can begin to accept a clean supply of oxygen and blood flow.  

How does Neuromuscular Therapy work?


First, I will locate the muscle spasm in the back and then concentrate the hands-on treatment to this area by applying continuous pressure for about 30-seconds with the fingers, knuckles and elbows. The same pressure must be maintained for the entire 30-seconds in order to encourage proper blood flow in the area (Trigger Point Therapy). I may also apply friction to the dysfunctional area and use P-DTR to stop pain signals from continuing.

You may experience some muscle soreness following a neuromuscular therapy treatment. However, the muscle soreness will disappear within a few days and the clients body will feel more relaxed following the treatment.

Benefits of Neuromuscular Therapy

Therapy addresses the following causes of 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 resolution 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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