Neuromuscular Therapy

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This is Deep Tissue Massage at its best! Neuromuscular therapy is a scientifically-based form of massage therapy that focuses on soft tissue manipulation with the intention of rehabilitating the client by balancing the function of the nervous system and the skeletal system.  I use static pressure which means that the same level of intensity is applied constantly from 10 to 60 seconds on the same point. This static pressure is most effective on areas of the body in which the client is experiencing Ischemia, Nerve Compression, Whiplash, Postural Distortion and Biomechanical Dysfunction. In addition to these problems many clients experience pain caused by Myofascial Trigger Points which redirect pain from one area of the body to another. Allow me to be the cut off switch! With some simple techniques applied, you’ll feel instant release.

How Does Neuromuscular Therapy Work?

Muscular injury causes a chain reaction that begins with the images-3vasoconstriction or narrowing of the blood vessels in the affected area now this is helpful and limiting bloodflow in reducing bruising and also causes muscle tissue to tighten up.  When muscle tissue becomes hypertonic (tight), toxins such as lactic, pyruvic, hyaluronic acids can become trapped due to reduced circulation cell ischemia.  These naturally occurring acids cause pain because they are neuro-exciters, meaning that they increase nerve sensitivity.  This reaction combined with the tendency of the hypertonic muscle tissue to pinch nerves against bone or other muscle tissues in a process known as nerve compression, and has the capacity to generate a considerable amount of pain.  Eventually, the body learns to perform certain tasks in different, less efficient ways in order to minimize pain, resulting in Postural Distortion and Biomechanical Dysfunction.  Occasionally, this pain is even redirected from one body part to another via Myofascial Trigger Points.  Neuromuscular Therapy works to loosen hypertonic muscle and restore circulation to the affected area breaking the chain reaction and relieving the client’s discomfort.  When the Myofascial obstructions are removed the rest of the musculoskeletal system is able to relearn the correct methods of functioning, resulting in restoration of homeostatic balance.

Benefits of Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular Therapy is helpful in relieving a wide range of problems including:Headaches, Migraines, Scoliosis, TMJ, Whiplash, Herniated Disc Syndrome, Back Pain,

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Sciatica, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Pain, Osteoarthritis, Plantar Fasciitis, Torticollis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Shin Splints,  Tendinitis, Muscle Spasms, Cramps and Strains, Postural Distortion, Fibromyalgia, Trigeminal Neuralgia and  Post Polio Syndrome.

Is Neuromuscular Therapy Safe?

Neuromuscular Therapy is a safe alternative to pain relieving drugs,  and has the same general contraindications as any other type of massage or bodywork.  Neuromuscular Therapy may not be appropriate for those with conditions such as Open Wounds, Muscle/ Tendon Rupture, Suspected Bone Fracture/ Break, Infectious Disease, Arthritis, Inflammation or Osteoporosis.

Here’s an analogy I like to use: Imagine you’re a sponge that has just cleaned all of the dirty dishes in that have been stacked in the sink. Once the mission is completed, you have developed a relationship with the sponge. The sponge has asked of a simple request before your next date. It simply wants to be rinsed out so it might do just as grand of a job on the next inevitable sink load. Our mission is to “wring you out” so you might be ready for the next set of rigors awaiting you. This is yet another way we help you to “make light your burden”. Helping to rid you of all excess debris that clings to the body and spirit. Combine this type of work with a sound exercise program to help maintain and maximize the therapeutic efforts rendered.

W’e’re here to also teach you how to treat any reoccurring injuries with specific 100% natural remedies based on functional full ranges of movement from  the myriad of exercises, stretches, meditations, Martial Arts, Massage Therapy and of course Energy Work. Why walk though life broken when it’s actually something quite simple to address. One things for sure, the longer you wait, more dysfunction will develop.

There are so many gizmo’s out there just trying to make a buck off of another’s pain. Only a hand full out there that meets the Ten Gates To Heaven top list of must have devices/instruments to include in your “In Home Therapy Center”. Basically it’s like having an emergency kit filled with massage, stretch and strengthening equipment. For your continued home treatment with suggested auxiliary equipment, refer to the Body Sculpting, Toning and Conditioning page.

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