Neuromuscular massage therapy is a specialized form of massage designed to reduce or stop muscle and soft tissue pain caused by trauma, stress, medical conditions, and/or overexertion. This type of massage can also help people who suffer pain due to misuse of their bodies or through past unhealed and untreated injuries.

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If you are suffering from back, neck, or joint pain, there is a good chance the pain is being caused by strained muscles or injuries to soft tissues. Here’s what you need to know. The pain will very likely continue until you decide to do something about it.

What should you do? Your treatment decision should focus on finding a non-invasive treatment option that consistently delivers the kind of pain relief you are seeking. First, we would like to recommend that you start seeking treatment by visiting a massage/physical therapist. They will have a number of different massage techniques they can use to address your pain issue.

One of the more prominent massage therapy techniques you might get exposure to would be neuromuscular massage therapy.

Who Can Benefit from Neuromuscular Massage Therapy?

Individuals affected with the conditions below especially benefit from Neuromuscular massage therapy:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Poor posture
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Pain in the face or jaw
  • Numbness/tingling in the arms, hands, feet, and/or legs
  • Joint stiffness or pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Back pain, spasm, or cramps
  • Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Whiplash
  • Accident trauma
  • Jaw or facial pain

The Other Benefits of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

Yes, pain relief of pain caused by injuries and muscle strains is the top objective of the neuromuscular massage treatment process. However, that is not where the benefits of this process will end. There are, in fact, several other benefits you might derive from this treatment process.

1. Improve Posture and Balance

There is a mutual causation relationship between muscle strains and bad posture/balance issues. Many times, an individual will carry their body in an awkward posture to avoid pain. Doing so can cause bad posture and balance issues, which can then cause more muscle strains and pain.

By using the neuromuscular massage therapy technique, a therapist can relieve muscle strains and hence, relieve pain. This will serve to allow an individual with bad posture and balance to return to a more normal level of carrying themselves.

2. Increase Blood Circulation Throughout the Body

Whether massage therapy techniques are used for health maintenance or to address pain issues, there is one universal benefit that comes from these techniques. They improve the flow of healthy blood throughout the body. A better flow of healthy blood through the body offers a lot of extra health benefits, including a better immune response.

Neuromuscular massage therapy that targets specific trigger points can serve as the gateway to better blood flow throughout the rest of the body. Aside from creating a better immune response, this blood flow can result in better digestion, the healing of injuries, and better overall health.

3. Increase Back and Joint Flexibility and Strength

When muscle discomfort causes people to avoid exercising, it can result in them losing strength and flexibility. The solution to this issue is very simple. People need to seek treatment to get rid of the muscle discomfort. That is exactly what a few sessions of neuromuscular massage therapy will deliver. Strength and flexibility will improve as the individual becomes more active.

4. Address the Symptoms Associated with Major Neurological Disorders

So far, the discussion has centered on using neuromuscular massage therapy to treat pain issues and minor soft tissue injuries. In fact, neuromuscular massage therapy can also be used to relieve the symptoms associated with major neurological disorders like MS and Parkinson’s. While the treatment process won’t eradicate these disorders, it can slow the way these disorders progress.

5. Improve the Quality of Life

Physical health is the number one determinant of a person’s quality of life. If they are feeling good and healthy, they are generally happier and able to enjoy more of life’s activities. The improvement in quality of life could be realized in the following areas:

  • Better immune response and fewer illnesses
  • Higher energy for physical activities
  • Less anxiety and stress
  • Better ability to get a good night’s sleep
  • Better appetite
  • More productivity at work and play

If you are suffering from pain related to muscle strain, neuromuscular massage therapy might be your ticket to pain relief. You might consider other massage techniques like a Swedish massage option.

If you would like to discuss how we can help you address your back, neck, or joint pain issues, you should contact us immediately by phone at (303) 630-9603 or by email.