How a neuromuscular therapy massage can benefit you and your health
Have you ever heard of neuromuscular therapy massage? In a nutshell, neuromuscular therapy massage is a form of massage that focuses on the nervous system and its ability to initiate pain in different patients. But does the average person really need a neuromuscular therapy massage? The practice has many benefits that can help people with really bad posture or chronic pain and can be an interesting and beneficial experience for anyone.
To better understand neuromuscular therapy massage, let’s get into its exact definition and how it works.
What is neuromuscular therapy massage?
Neuromuscular therapy is a specific approach to soft tissue manual therapy, which commonly known as a therapeutic massage. The neuromuscular therapy approach involves quasi-static pressure which is applied to soft tissue in order to stimulate skeletal striated muscle. In easy terms, neuromuscular therapy is a type of massage in which deep tissues are stimulated for the purpose of relieving serious muscle problems and posture correction.
The points of the body that are usually focused on during a neuromuscular therapy massage are known as myofascial trigger points.
Neuromuscular therapy typically addresses poor posture, biomechanical dysfunction, nerve compression problems, and ischemia. The main purpose behind neuromuscular therapy is to restore a full range of motion to an affected muscle to ensure proper functionality, which includes relief of pain and improved posture.
Neuromuscular therapy is based on the idea that homeostasis (the body’s tendency to maintain balance or equilibrium internally against external changes) is controlled by the body’s nervous system, and how subsequently the nervous system controls pain response.