Neuromuscular Therapy – Fort Collins, CO
Neuromuscular therapy is a specialized form of deep tissue massage in which our massage therapists work to identify specific pressure points. These areas of strain are called tender or trigger points and can be incredibly painful. Our massages are designed to release the strain in the muscle and ease your discomfort.
For people with chronic pain, this is a great way to work on those locations of stress and get to the source of your pain. Each certified neuromuscular massage therapist at Living Arts Wellness is dedicated to giving you the best experience and finding the muscles that are giving you problems. Our goal is to alleviate the pressure on your system so you can live a pain-free life.
What is Neuromuscular Therapy?
During your appointment, our trained neuromuscular massage therapists work to address five variables that may be causing you pain:
- Ischemia: Lack of blood supply to soft tissues which causes sensitivity or pain to touch
- Trigger Points: Aggressively painful points in muscles which radiate pain to other parts of the body
- Nerve Compression or Entrapment: Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage, or bone
- Postural Distortion: Distortion of the muscular system from improper movement of the body with incorrect posture
- Biomechanical Dysfunction: Imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in painful movement patterns
Neuromuscular massage therapy can help with a wide variety of afflictions and pain, including back pain, sciatica, hip pain, joint pain, plantar fasciitis, headaches and migraines, jaw pain, calf cramping, TMJ disorders, knee pain, and tendonitis. All of these ailments are no match for our massage therapists!
What to Expect at Your Appointment
Our neuromuscular massage appointments consist of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of muscle spasm and pain. Our extensively trained massage therapists will carefully apply pressure with their fingers, knuckles, or elbows in order to relieve your pain. Your massage therapist will work with you to determine your pain levels and find your trigger points. Neuromuscular therapy might feel painful at first, but that is completely normal. The pressure of the massage will alleviate the muscle spasm as your appointment continues. Make sure that you are consistently communicating with your massage therapist regarding the pressure.
Benefits of Neuromuscular Therapy
Neuromuscular therapy is used to treat many different soft tissue problems you may be experiencing. This therapy is helpful to individuals with long-term pain because it is specific, targeted soft tissue treatment. It can provide long-term pain relief where other approaches have failed. Here are some benefits you can expect to see after your appointment:
- Reduction or elimination of pain
- Balanced nervous system
- Improved posture
- Increased ease and efficiency of movement
- Increased circulation
- Greater flexibility and strength
- Increased energy
After your neuromuscular therapy massage with us, you may feel soreness but you should feel it fade after twenty-four to thirty-six hours. The muscles that were tight will become noticeably more relaxed for four to fourteen days, depending on activity level, stress, and severity of pain prior to beginning massage therapy with us. Have more questions or need to schedule your appointment? Reach out to us today!