Neuromuscular therapy is a system of massage techniques that were developed in Europe. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) in our office is a form of manual treatment for painful muscles and myofascial pain syndrome. NMT and success of the treatments is connected to the fact, that we are working on muscles which are forced to work under condition of ischemia (decreased blood supply), which creates energy crisis, leading to compression on blood vessels and release of ACETYLCHOLINE which is neurotransmitter used at the neuromuscular junction, other words- chemical that motor neurons of the nervous system release to activate muscles, create trigger points in the muscles tissue.
Neuromuscular therapy is most effective for: TMJ pain, headaches, low back pain, middle back pain, shoulders, arms and elbows, wrist, heel, foot-ankle, pelvic pain and hip pain. To work together with doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors and acupuncturist, we are able to speed up post surgery recovery and healing process.
Orthopedic massage is a style of massage therapy focused on treating painful conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. Because orthopedic massage is designed to treat medical conditions, it requires extensive training. It involves releasing tense muscles, helping to stretch and lengthen tight muscles and tendons, and decompress rigid joints. Our goal is to restore full health to the soft tissues of your body, both treating your specific conditions as well as improving your overall well-being.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It achieves this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is a connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic system for improving your flexibility and overall well-being. As you probably already know, stretching your muscles not only reduces your chance of injury, but also strengthens your tendons and improves your circulation.
Application of frequency specific electrical currents to injured part of the body. Faster tissue heal, and provides relief from pain caused by injury, muscles spasm, and chronic soft tissue condition .
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Myotherapy involves applying focused pressure onto specific points of the body called "trigger points". Trigger points are places in the body that can cause pain to other areas of the body. For instance a trigger point on the hamstring might cause pain in the lower back. These trigger points are dissolved by applying direct pressure to the muscle for several seconds with either the hands, fingers, or elbows. Through several sessions of myotherapy, trigger points are eliminated, restoring full function and health to the body.