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  • Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

  • Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) has medical roots dating back to the 1930’s. Dr. Travell, the personal physician to John F. Kennedy, who along with Dr. Simon’s presented two very well researched and illustrated books discuss the science of NMT.

    Generally, NMT is a series of treatment protocols based on the practitioner’s skill, anatomy knowledge and precise palpatory application. So choosing a massage therapist with experience is key to decreasing and eliminating pain.   NMT differs from regular, relaxation massage because it not only deals with the muscles, ligaments, and soft tissues of the body, but also with the nervous system. (Hence the term “neuromuscular,” which literally means “of, relating to or affecting both nerves and muscles.”)

    Marty has studied the science and application of NMT and attained certification with Paul St. John the pioneer of Neuromuscular Therapy for massage therapists in North America.

    NMT seeks to eliminate pain, chronic or acute, by addressing five key elements that cause pain:

    Ischemia: the lack of blood flow to soft tissues that causes hypersensitivity to touch.

    Trigger points: highly irritated points in muscles that refer pain to other parts of the body.

    Nerve entrapment/compression: pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone.

    Postural distortions: imbalance of the muscular system resulting from the movement of the body off the longitudinal and horizontal planes. Longtime poor postural habits are the most common cause of pain from this element.

    Biomechanical dysfunction: imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in faulty movement patterns (i.e., poor lifting habits, computer keyboarding, bad mechanics in a golf swing or tennis stroke).

    1 Hour Neuromuscular Therapy - $65

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