What is Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)?
Neuromuscular is the utilization of static pressure on specific myofascial points to relieve pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons and connective tissue) to balance the central nervous system. In a healthy individual, nerves transmit impulses (which are responsible for every movement, function and thought) to the body very slowly. Injury, trauma, postural distortion or stress cause nerves to speed up their transmission, inhibiting equilibrium and making the body vulnerable to pain and dysfunction. It is therefore necessary to stabilize low levels of neurological activity to maintain normal function and overall health.
NMT IS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR HELPING RID THE BODY OF PAIN NMT is a whole body approach to treatment, so most people will find that when they are treated for their back pain, other problems they thought couldn’t be helped or “weren’t a big deal” are also addressed, such as knee pain headaches, bladder dysfunction, etc.
DOES NMT HURT?
Since NMT is a highly effective method of therapeutic massage, as opposed to relaxation massage, the proper level of pressure does elicit a mild state of discomfort. Mild pressure does not elicit pain in normal healthy tissue, therefore the presence of pain during the physical manipulation of tissue is a valuable guideline to the therapist. It indicates those areas where adhesions, muscular spasms, nerve entrapment, trigger points and cellular toxins are located.