Neuromuscular therapy is a type of bodywork that reduces chronic pain and normalizes body posture by selectively loosening tight muscles and connective tissue. When posture is distorted, joints deteriorate prematurely, nerves become compressed, and circulation is impaired. Tissues are deprived of vital nutrients. Chronic pain often results.
The therapist develops an individualized strategy to restore the client’s healthy posture and reduce pain. Overly tightened tissues are relaxed through the use of specifically applied manual therapy.
Neuromuscular therapy is effective for many soft tissue pain problems including back and neck pain, headaches including migraines, hip and shoulder pain, numbness and tingling in the arms or legs, and the soft tissue aspects of fibromyalgia syndrome.
It is also quite effective at improving dysfunctional posture patterns that, if uncorrected, can cause eventual degeneration of the joints. Neuromuscular therapy has also been clinically effective for a wide range of other related conditions.
It can help with
- Acute to chronic pain resulting from occupational, sports and/or automobile injuries
- Specific types of dysfunctions and repetitive motion and accumulative traumas that may result in sciatica, rotator cuff dysfunction, carpal tunnel and thoracic outlet syndrome, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and migraines.
Physical benefits of neuromuscular therapy include restoring muscle strength, increasing flexibility and relieving pain. If need to relief from pain caused by posture, biomechanics, and nerve entrapment, or trigger points, you may wish to try the neuromuscular therapy techniques at Eye Street Massage Therapy.
Trigger points are especially irritable places in muscle tissue that send pain to other areas of the body.