What is Neuromuscular Massage? A Beginner’s Guide

Chronic pain in your muscles can put a real damper on your lifestyle. Whether it’s preventing you from being active, inhibiting your sleep, or just causing you general discomfort throughout your day, this type of pain can quickly start to affect your quality of life. Luckily there are some things you can do to help alleviate your pain to get your life back on track. One of the best treatments for muscular discomfort is neuromuscular massage.

This massage technique works to get deep into the myofascial tissue in the body, thus relieving your discomfort.

What Is Neuromuscular Massage?

Neuromuscular massage or neuromuscular therapy is a special type of massage that gets the nervous system tissue working at its best. This is done through the use of trigger points on pressure points in the body.

A massage therapist trained in neuromuscular massage will place static pressure on the trigger points that are causing your pain, thus getting deep into the tissue to relieve tension and discomfort. Neuromuscular massage is different from a traditional deep tissue massage in that it is more medical in nature.

People seeking this type of massage often suffer from chronic pain and are looking for a consistent treatment option.

What Does This Technique Treat Best?

When you get your first neuromuscular massage, the massage therapist will work with your body to identify the root cause of your pain. This type of massage therapy is often used to treat a range of issues, including lower and upper back pain, reduced blood flow, hip pain, temporomandibular joint pain, and even carpal tunnel.

Neuromuscular massage can also help to relieve pain caused by whiplash, postural distortion, and nerve compression. Even if you don’t suffer from any of these issues, this type of massage is a great way to relieve unwanted tension in the body.

Why Neuromuscular Massage Is Effective

After an injury, your body restricts the blood vessels that flow to that specific area. It does this to help prevent excessive bruising. But this function also causes the muscles around the injury to become extremely tight.

If this tension is not released, over time, toxins will build up in the injured area, which will increase nerve sensitivity and cause you pain. When muscles are overly tight, this can also lead to other issues like damaged tissue or pinched nerves.

Neuromuscular massage gets deep down to the root of the injury and relieves this muscular tension so that proper blood flow can resume to that area, and your muscles can then function normally.

Try This Therapy for Yourself

If you suffer from chronic pain or are simply looking to relieve deep muscular tension, then we encourage you to try out neuromuscular massage! This unique massage style can truly help to relieve any discomfort you may be experiencing.

Don’t allow pain to ruin your day any longer. Book your next massage appointment today or check out our monthly membership options. If you have questions about any treatments, please feel free to contact us