Neuromuscular Therapy is a hands-on technique that uses deep pressure to release areas of pain.
When a muscle remains contracted over a period of time, the muscle develops areas of ischemia. These are areas of high or low sensation, with decreased circulation. Clients often describe them as “a knot” of soreness or pain. Practitioners apply pressure to these areas for 30 seconds up to a minute, then flush the area, to return waste products into the bloodstream. Pressure applied is dependent upon the client’s comfort level. A practitioner may return to an area multiple times during a session, until the client experiences decreased or increased sensitivity and the area is more integrated with the tissue around it. Neuromuscular is often used in specific areas for specific muscles, rather than as a full body technique.
- Muscle spasms
- Chronic and acute pain