Chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability among Americans, according to the National Institute of Nursing Research. With all the options there are to treat pain, how do you know which one is right for your issues and lifestyle?
Neuromuscular therapy, or NMT, is a form of medical massage therapy that targets surrounding areas of muscle spasm, referred to as trigger points. NMT eliminates those trigger points allowing the muscle tissue to stop firing and relax. 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.
Here are three reasons to see an NMT provider the next time you’ve got pain problems:
Reason #1 – If you are looking for a natural way to treat pain.
Neuromuscular therapy is a viable option for those who haven’t had luck with surgery and medication, or people wanting to avoid these options altogether. NMT breaks up muscle adhesions, trigger points, and it can go a long way in helping resolve pain without resorting to addictive and damaging over-the-counter and prescription pills. Neuromuscular therapy will feel painful at first, but the pressure of the massage should alleviate the muscle spasm.
Reason #2 – If you have chronic pain or a soft tissue injury.
When a muscle is strained from injury or overuse, toxins are released into soft tissue causing swelling, soreness, and decreased circulation, resulting in painful spasms. Over time, scar tissue develops increasing pain and decreasing muscle strength and flexibility. NMT techniques combat this by applying precise pressure to muscle fibers in order to eliminate tension and spasms.
Reason #3 – If you need to improve athletic performance abilities.
Neuromuscular therapy is also great for enhancing your bodies general performance, from strenuous physical workouts to simple day to day activities, NMT helps it all! Techniques used during NMT, such as trigger point release, active release technique, and corrective exercises reactivate muscles and improve joint stability to improve performance for athletes and optimize their body for any task they face.
Whether you are training for physical activity, fighting an ongoing battle with body pain, or are against pain meds; neuromuscular therapy is a powerful option anyone can explore. If you are curious about NMT, Myopress would love to address your questions during a free consultation today.
Phone: (832) 523 – 2137
Locations: Cypress- 11810 Cypress North Houston Rd, Cypress, TX 77429
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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.