Understanding Neuromuscular Therapy

Most people have dealt with some type of muscular pain at some point in their life. Whether you work in an office setting or you’re in the gym several times a week. In 2016, musculoskeletal disorders involving the back accounted for 38.5 percent of all work-related musculoskeletal disorders. In addition, there are more than 10,000 people treated in emergency rooms across the country for injuries stemming from sports, recreation, and exercise every day.

When pain becomes chronic and ongoing, daily activities like work and fitness can turn extremely painful and even impossible.

Many forms of massage exist that address stiffness, stress, and tension in the body. However, neuromuscular therapy is a lesser-known solution that is ideal for resolving pain caused from auto accident injuries, bad posture, sports and more.


What is Neuromuscular Therapy?

Neuromuscular therapy, or NMT, is a form of medical massage therapy that targets surrounding areas of muscle spasm, referred to as trigger points. Trigger points are knots of muscle groups that are not “firing” when needed and/or ones that are overfiring. When muscles do not fire or contract, properly it leaves the body physically unbalanced.

A certified neuromuscular therapist applies different degrees of pressure precisely to muscles, tendons and connective tissue in an effort to rebalance the nervous system and release these trigger points. Regular NMT sessions allow muscles that are misfiring to relax and weak muscles are strengthened. A typical session usually lasts one hour and involves a combination of pressure using the fingers, knuckles or elbows and movement from the client in order to get access to hard-to-reach muscles within the body. NMT also does not require the client to remove any of their clothing. After having neuromuscular therapy have note decreased soreness and restoration of range of motion, flexibility, and strength.

Conditions and Injuries Neuromuscular Therapy Treats

Unlike therapeutic forms of massage, neuromuscular therapy is meant to specifically address pain within the body. Neuromuscular therapy is also different from other forms of massage like deep tissue and sports massage because it deals with the nervous system to address a variety of pain issues, including:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraines
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tennis/Golf Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Whiplash

Company Background

Ephraim Colwell, the owner of Myopress Inc., is the one-man team that has been bringing natural pain relief to the Houston community for over 15 years. He first discovered this ability and passion while trying to help his mother manage the painful symptoms of cancer.

Since then, he has transformed a need to help his mother into a mission to help others manage pain and rebalance their lives with neuromuscular therapy. Ephraim uses his knowledge of the body’s central nervous system and how it affects muscles to help clients from all walks of life heal from a variety of chronic pain problems.


Those seeking a solution to chronic pain or injury should consider incorporating neuromuscular therapy into their recovery routine.

When thinking of NMT, remember:

  1. NMT restores balance to the central nervous system by manipulating muscles groups
  2. It is meant to treat chronic pain exclusively
  3. It does not require the client to remove any clothing

If you are experiencing ongoing muscular pain, we’d love to help you today.

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Phone: (832) 523 – 2137

Locations: Cypress- 11810 Cypress North Houston Rd, Cypress, TX 77429

Bellaire – 5909 W Loop S #400F,  Bellaire, TX 77401
Email: info@myopress.com

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Myopress Inc. is a licensed neuromuscular therapy clinic with offices in Houston and Cypress Texas. Owner Ephraim Colwell has over 15 years of experience and is eager to solve your pain problems using his expertise in the body’s neuromuscular system. Call, email, or come by to book an appointment! Rates start at $85/hr & all new clients receive $20 off their first session.


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