Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

The most helpful type of massage therapy for lower back pain is neuromuscular therapy.
This form of massage therapy is an effective treatment for back pain caused by soft tissue injury (such as a muscle strain).

Neuromuscular massage therapy technique:

Neuromuscular therapy consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of muscle spasm. The pressure is usually applied with the fingers, knuckles, or elbow. Once applied to a muscle spasm, the pressure should not vary for ten to thirty seconds.

Benefits of Neuromuscular massage therapy:

Neuromuscular therapy enhances the function of joints and muscles of the body. A special focus is given to the treatment of trigger points, local ischemia, neural interferences, postural and biomechanical dysfunctions, nutritional factors and emotional wellbeing.
Muscles in spasm are generally painful to touch. The pain is caused by im- proper blood flow. This in turn creates the following undesirable process:
Because the muscle is not receiving enough blood, the muscle is also not receiving enough oxygen.
The lack of oxygen causes the muscle to produce lactic acid.
The lactic acid makes the muscle feel sore following physical activity.
After the muscle is relaxed through massage therapy, the lactic acid will be released from the muscle, and the muscle starts receiving enough blood and oxygen.

Neuromuscular massage therapy should be done during the below mentioned conditions:

• Ischemia: Lack of blood supply to soft tissues which causes hypersensitivity to touch.
• Trigger Points: Highly irritated points in muscles which pass on pain to other parts of the body.
• Nerve Compression: Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone.
• Postural Distortion: Imbalance of the muscular system resulting from the movement of the body off the longitudinal and horizontal planes.
• Biomechanical Dysfunction: Imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in defective movement patterns (i.e., poor lifting habits, bad mechanics in a golf swing of tennis stroke, computer keyboarding).

Different parts of the body that can be cured by Neuromuscular massage therapy:

• Ankle Discomfort
• Auto Accident Tightness
• Back concerns
• Calves
• Carpal Area Tightness
• Foot Discomfort
• Frozen Shoulder Muscle Tightness
• Golf Elbow Muscle Tightness
• Hamstring (upper leg)
• Headaches, from Tight Muscles
• Hip Discomfort and Tightness
• Industrial Accident Muscle Tightness
• Knee Discomfort
• Low Back/Sciatica Tightness
• Post Polio Syndrome Tightness
• Post Surgery Muscular Tightness
• Pregnancy (pre and post) Muscle Tightness
• Range of Motion Limitation
• Rotator Cuff Muscle Tightness
• Sciatica Area Tightness
• Shoulder Discomfort/Tightness
• Sprained Ankle Muscle Tightness
• Stress/Tension Related Tightness
• TMJ (Jaw Tightness)
• Tennis Elbow Muscle Tightness
• Whiplash Area Muscle Tightness