This massage technique pinpoints problem areas
Neuromuscular massage is recognized by the American Academy of Pain Management as an effective form of treatment for chronic back and neck pain, as well as other pain caused by muscle strain and other soft tissue injuries.
This type of massage treatment works by pinpointing the exact location of the muscles that are causing pain, weakness, spasms, stiffness and other symptoms.
Massage therapists who practice neuromuscular massage are trained to locate trigger points that are causing issues and to apply techniques that release tight muscles and ease pain. Through these precise techniques, this type of massage can address areas that are often missed by more general massage approaches.
Pressure is applied to the problem areas using the fingers and hands, although the knuckles and elbows are also sometimes used. The pressure may be somewhat painful at first, especially if you are currently having pain and spasms in the muscle. Soreness may persist in the affected area for about 24 hours. After that time, most people report improvement for up to two weeks.
Through regular neuromuscular massage therapy, many people have found they can ease pain without resorting to painkillers or surgery. Discussing your symptoms with a specially trained massage therapist can be the first step toward a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Be Well Bodyworks offers neuromuscular massage therapy, as well as a wide variety of other massage treatments customized to the needs of our clients. If you are considering massage therapy in Longmont, contact us today.