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Unlock the Benefits of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy for Improved Health and Wellness

Updated: Jun 4

Experience relief from chronic pain, headaches, numbness,muscle weakness, and much more. Neuromuscular Massage Therapy is a specialized style of massage that targets the source of pain and dysfunction and restores balance to muscles like no other technique can. Say goodbye to ordinary massages that only scratch the surface - it's time for a smarter, lasting approach to pain management and wellness.


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Neuromuscular massage therapy is not just another spa treatment - it's often the missing piece for those suffering, often for years, the debilitating and exhausting effects of chronic pain and impaired muscular function. Whether caused by overexertion, overuse, or a recent injury this therapy will provide the treatment you need to resume your daily life.


The Science Behind Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

Neuromuscular Massage Therapy is not acupressure nor does it have anything to do with pressure points. It is a highly specialized manual therapy used to treat neuromuscular-skeletal pain and dysfunction. In simplistic terms, when a muscle fiber is overloaded, it can get stuck in a state of constant contraction, causing individual muscle fibers to bunch together resulting in a tender nodule called a “trigger point”. The constant contraction of muscle fibers produces cellular waste, impeding local circulation and lymphatic drainage, causing irritation to sensory nerves that cause pain or sensations in distant areas of the body.


Common Causes of Muscle Overload Include:

● Performing repetitive tasks

● Heavy lifting

● Traumatic injury

● Incorrect posture including during sleep


How it Works

Neuromuscular Massage Therapy combines Myofascial Release and Trigger Point therapy techniques to address this type of pain and neuromuscular dysfunction. Myofascial Release is used to manipulate fascia, a continuous band of connective tissue surrounding all muscles, organs, blood vessels and nerves. It is used to release restrictions adversely affecting surrounding structures. Trigger Point therapy utilizes sustained pressure and stripping techniques to disperse muscle fiber contractions, eliminating the trigger point and allowing for normal blood flow and lymph drainage in the area to resume.

During a treatment session it is necessary to activate a trigger point, reproducing the pain pattern before it can be eliminated. Although not necessarily relaxing, treatment can be adjusted for anyone’s tolerance and the results are always welcome. Clients usually feel a reduction in the intensity and duration of their symptoms almost immediately. Depending on how long trigger points have been present, several sessions may be in order to rid the muscle of them completely.


Neuromuscular Massage Therapy Benefits:

● Alleviates pain/symptoms

● Reduces inflammation

● Increases circulation and lymphatic fluid movement

● Improves posture and joint flexibility

● Improves muscle function and range of motion

● Relieves headaches, numbness, tingling and other symptoms

● Noninvasive, holistic approach to treating pain

● Improves overall recovery, well-being, and quality of life


Self Care Tips

Trigger points can be worked out on your own! It’s always a good idea to see a trained massage therapist before going about the process yourself, but there’s a lot you can do to care for yourself at home. Check out “The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self Guide for Pain Relief" for an informative, easy to read, self care approach. You’ll want to have the right tools so you don’t hurt or fatigue your thumbs. The XQDUPDA 2-in-1 T Bar Stainless Steel Manual Deep Tissue Massage Tool works well and comes with two tools: a weighted, t-shaped,stainless steel tool known as a T bar and a pen style tool with different size balls on each head that work great for stimulating acupressure points as well. Lastly, don’t forget to use heat after working out trigger points. It’s important to increase lymphatic fluid movement and blood flow to the affected area to help the body remove cellular waste and increase nutrients. A warm bath, hot tub, steam or heating pad all work. Try the OCTORO weighted heating pad on low to medium for no more than twenty minutes. It's got a soft and weighted feel, is a large size and has auto shut off.


Who Can Benefit from Neuromuscular Massage Therapy?

Pain, muscular dysfunction, and neurological symptoms can be caused by serious medical conditions, so it is alway a good idea to have your doctor rule them out before seeking therapeutic massage. However, if you suffer with symptoms mentioned in this article and have not found relief, Neuromuscular Massage therapy may be your answer. Feel the difference at Modern Body Massage & Lymph Drainage where over 25 years of experience, advanced training and the highest industry standards are never meant to meet, but exceed your expectations.


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