Neuromuscular Therapy

What is Neuromuscular Therapy?

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.

It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.

Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.

How does How does Neuromuscular Therapy work?

When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.

NMT works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles.

Will Neuromuscular Therapy hurt?

At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain.

It is important to tell the massage therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range.

There is usually some tenderness after a NMT session, but it should subside within a day or so. The massage therapist may recommend for you to take a hot soaking bath with apple cider vinegar or epsom salts in it after the massage.

What conditions is NMT used for?

Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, NMT usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Postural problems
  • Ostearthritis pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle tension or spasm
  • Tendinitis
  • Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain

Neuromuscular Therapy Cost:

60 Min.   $65.00

30 Min.   $35.00