|Frequently Asked Questions:
|Here we address questions that many people have asked
pertaining to neuromuscular therapy and
||What is Neuromuscular Therapy? |
||Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) Is a hands-on deep tissue
muscular therapy for relieving pain, stiffness and
Inflammation from soft tissue (muscles and tendons) throughout
the body. The therapist applies static pressure manually to
dissolve knots, trigger points, tightness and inflammation
from anywhere in the body.
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||What are the benefits of NMT? |
||NMT increases the blood circulation and lymph flow
throughout the muscular system by micro-stretching the muscles
and tendons. This allows for increased range-of-motion and
muscular flexibility. The overall result is reduced
inflammation and tenderness, improved strength and endurance,
and deeper sleep. In addition, rejuvenated muscles are less
likely prone to future injury.
||What is a therapy Session like? |
||In a private room, the client lies on a therapy table,
fully clothed. The therapist applies adequate pressure along
the length of the affected muscles and tendons to identify
trigger points and hyper-contracted areas. The hands-on
technique eventually dissolves the tightness and inflammation
in the muscle / tendon. |
||Who benefits from NMT? |
||Everyone! From young children who may have genetically
tight muscle patterns to the elderly who suffer from the
effects of gravity, postural changes, diet and general results
of aging; from the athlete who wants to improve performance to
the non-athlete who just wants to feel better.
||How many therapy sessions are required ?
||After your initial consultation, the therapist will
evaluate your individual needs. The number of NMT sessions
depends on the severity of your condition. Many clients opt
for a maintenance program after the body has healed. Depending
on the nature and extent of the clients condition, a session
can last from 20 to 60 minutes.
||I wait out my pain, will it go away by itself ?
||The pain sometimes goes away, however the cause of the
pain will remain. In time the pain will resurface. Trauma and
stress on the body in any form will lead to tightened and
inflamed muscles and tendons. Without muscle therapy, tight
muscles will invariably lead to stress on the skeletal system,
restriction of blood and lymph flow, postural compensation,
and some loss of joint range-of-motion.