Neuromuscular Massage Therapy Technique
Neuromuscular therapy is very different from any other massage. The work is localized to the one specific area that needs the attention. The damage to the muscle tissue and surrounding tissue is intense, so the neuromuscular massage breaks up the coagulations of damaged tissue and spreads them out. They’re then flushed out of the body and new tissue can grow. It’s almost analogous to tilling soil. It is slow and very deep. I have had very positive outcomes with neuromuscular massage. It was the most difficult modality in school for me, but I’ve found it to be some of my favorite work.
With slow, deep precision, Deep Tissue bodywork unwinds and releases dysfunctional tension in the deeper muscle layers and fascia. By slowly lengthening soft tissue structures, breaking up scar tissue and decompressing joints, Deep Tissue can shift chronic dysfunction towards freer joint mobility and supple muscular movement. Deep Tissue is effective for rehabilitating chronic injuries, structural rebalancing, improved joint range of motion and release from muscular tension. It can also help reduce the inflammation and pain caused by arthritis, tendonitis, vertebral disc injuries, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
With soothing strokes, gentle kneading and pressure, Swedish Massage promotes relaxation as it calms the nervous system. This long-established modality releases stress, increases circulation and enhances the immune system.
If you are past the first trimester, a massage while you are pregnant is heavenly and great for the baby. Massage therapy that is performed during a pregnancy has been shown to decrease depression, reduce anxiety, reduce joint pains and aches in muscles, and improve the overall health of newborns.