Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)/Trigger Point Therapy
Neuromuscular therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing “knots” in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar that occur in the belly of the muscle tissue. Knots are built up throughout a person’s life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques in order to release your trigger points. This process can be painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Myofascial release technique is a very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the fascia to eliminate pain, restrictions, restore motion and improve function. Fascia is located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone. It is a seamless web of connective tissue that covers and connects the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures in our body. When muscles are injured or strained, both the muscles and fascia tighten, causing pain and physical restrictions. This technique is painless that allows the fascia to elongate and improve your posture and well being.
Deep Tissue Massage
A deep tissue massage aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of the soft tissue in the body. This is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Reaching the deep layers of muscle and soft tissue may not always be accomplished in the first session. Depending on the situation, a session may be modified to keep the client comfortable, so they do not subconsciously resist the work. Open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable. Mild muscle soreness can occur after the treatment. Taking a warm Epsom salt bath and consuming plenty of water to flush and remove toxins that are released from the deep tissue work during the session will help reduce soreness and allow you to feel better.