About Neuromuscular Massage

Neuromuscular massage is something you might be curious about, particularly if you suffer from chronic pain that involves the muscles and nervous system. The intent of neuromuscular massage is to pinpoint key areas of soft tissue, in order to manually manipulate them, to relieve pain associated with the muscles and nervous system.

Neuromuscular massage is aimed at holding in on two sources of pain. One is called a trigger point, the other is known as referral pain. Think of it this way -- when muscles are overstrained, discomfort can occur. Of course, over time, the symptoms worsen and the person experiences increased levels of discomfort and pain.

Neuromuscular massage is used in order to alleviate pain in a number of conditions. These include, but are not limited to, lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, hip pain, tendonitis, sciatica, headaches, knee pain, jaw pain, and more.

Now, it’s also important to understand this is not a relaxation massage. In other words, it’s far more targeted and relies on the practitioner's knowledge of human anatomy, including the various systems. In other words, neuromuscular massage practitioners have a strong understanding of just how the various parts and systems of the body interact with one another.

For instance, some cases of lower back pain might be due to overstrain -- a very common cause. But, other cases of back pain might actually be due to stress. Or, a combination of factors which manifest as back pain.

As you can see, neuromuscular massage is complex but can be used to effectively treat a wide variety of symptoms.