Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a modern, logical system of massage therapy. It is based on understanding how the neuromuscular system functions. Neuromuscular principles help me understand what's causing your pain: trigger points, posture, etc, and how to treat it. The nervous system controls everything in the body, including muscle tension and pain. Results-based rather than focusing on general relaxation.
This approach to massage is very detailed massage of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue. Precise massage therapy releases problem areas that are missed by general massage. It often uses the thumbs or fingertips to explore tissues in detail. Elbows or forearms are also used, when necessary. Tense muscles often form bands of muscle fibers even tighter than the rest. These are areas of hyper tonicity and ischemia. Searching thoroughly, I can feel bands of tight muscle fibers; the areas that are in the most trouble. These are found and treated until they release. It has grown to include treatment of the craniosacral system, joints, connective tissues and internal organs. Problems in any body system can create high-intensity nerve impulses that stimulate muscles to contract, leading to pain.
In essence, this massage works to release muscles using specific neurological laws that are always constant. Follow the pain to its corresponding nerve; work to the origin of a muscle, muscle insertion and everything in-between. This approach does not include the full body, thorough but limited to the areas involved. This focus is incredibly relaxing and satisfying, as most people have never experienced such thorough treatment and attention to the areas of concern.
Neuromuscular therapy is not just offered to anyone, you must book a series of appointments to correct the issues of concern. If this is not the therapy you are looking for inquire for another modality on this site. Other modalities - Cupping, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Nurturing.