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NEUROMUSCULAR
THERAPY

WITH BRANDON ODEH

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NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY (NMT)

NEUROMUSCULAR MASSAGE THERAPY (NMT) IS A TARGETED APPROACH TO PAIN RELIEF AND IMPROVED FUNCTION. IT FOCUSES ON ADDRESSING THE ROOT CAUSES OF MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN AND DYSFUNCTION, RATHER THAN JUST TREATING THE SYMPTOMS. BY IDENTIFYING AND RELEASING TRIGGER POINTS, AREAS OF HYPER-IRRITABILITY IN THE MUSCLE TISSUE, NMT CAN ALLEVIATE CHRONIC PAIN, IMPROVE RANGE OF MOTION, AND ENHANCE OVERALL WELL-BEING. THIS SPECIALIZED FORM OF MASSAGE THERAPY GOES BEYOND SIMPLE RELAXATION, OFFERING A THERAPEUTIC APPROACH THAT CAN SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE.

NEUROMUSCULAR MASSAGE IS PARTICULARLY BENEFICIAL FOR INDIVIDUALS SUFFERING FROM CHRONIC PAIN CONDITIONS, SUCH AS HEADACHES, BACK PAIN, FIBROMYALGIA, AND CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME. IT CAN ALSO BE HELPFUL FOR ATHLETES AND ACTIVE INDIVIDUALS LOOKING TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE, PREVENT INJURY, AND SPEED UP RECOVERY. BY RESTORING PROPER MUSCLE FUNCTION, INCREASING FLEXIBILITY, AND PROMOTING CIRCULATION, NMT CAN ADDRESS A WIDE RANGE OF MUSCULOSKELETAL ISSUES AND CONTRIBUTE TO A HEALTHIER, MORE ACTIVE LIFESTYLE.

WHAT TO EXPECT

NEUROMUSCULAR MASSAGE SESSIONS

During a neuromuscular massage therapy (NMT) session, you can expect a focused and therapeutic experience tailored to your specific needs and concerns. Here's a general overview of what to expect:

  • Intake and Assessment: The session will begin with a thorough discussion of your medical history, current symptoms, and areas of pain or discomfort. The therapist will also assess your posture, range of motion, and muscle tension to develop a personalized treatment plan.

  • Warm-Up: The therapist will typically start with gentle techniques to warm up your muscles and prepare them for deeper work. This may include light strokes, kneading, or passive stretching.

  • Trigger Point Therapy: The therapist will then focus on identifying and releasing trigger points, which are tight, sensitive areas within the muscle tissue. This may involve applying sustained pressure, stripping (long gliding strokes), or other specialized techniques.

  • Communication and Feedback: Throughout the session, the therapist will communicate with you to ensure you are comfortable and to adjust the pressure or techniques as needed. Your feedback is essential in helping the therapist tailor the treatment to your individual needs.

  • Stretching and Movement Education: The therapist may incorporate passive stretching or active movement exercises to further release muscle tension and improve range of motion. They may also provide you with home care exercises to continue the therapeutic benefits between sessions.

  • Post-Treatment Assessment: At the end of the session, the therapist will reassess your muscle tension and pain levels to gauge the effectiveness of the treatment. They may also provide recommendations for follow-up care, such as ice or heat therapy, stretching exercises, or lifestyle modifications.

  • It's important to note that NMT can be slightly uncomfortable at times, especially when working on trigger points. However, the discomfort should be tolerable and subside as the trigger point releases. If you experience any pain, be sure to communicate with your therapist so they can adjust the pressure or technique.

Overall, a neuromuscular massage session should leave you feeling relaxed, with reduced pain and increased range of motion. You may also experience improved posture, enhanced athletic performance, and a greater sense of well-being.

 

 

NMT INDICATIONS

  • Chronic Pain: NMT is particularly effective for addressing chronic pain conditions, such as headaches, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica.

  • Muscle Tension and Spasms: NMT can help release tight muscles, reduce spasms, and improve flexibility.

  • Postural Imbalances: NMT can address postural issues caused by muscle imbalances, helping to improve alignment and reduce strain on joints.

  • Limited Range of Motion: NMT can help restore range of motion in joints that have been restricted due to muscle tightness or injury.

  • Injury Rehabilitation: NMT can be beneficial during the rehabilitation process after an injury, helping to reduce scar tissue formation and improve tissue function.

  • Stress Reduction: The deep tissue work and focused pressure of NMT can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation.

  • Improved Athletic Performance: NMT can be used by athletes to enhance performance, prevent injuries, and aid in recovery.

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU NMT SESSION

 

After a neuromuscular massage therapy (NMT) session, you may experience a range of sensations and responses. Here's what you can typically expect:

 

Immediate Effects:

  • Soreness: Some mild soreness or tenderness in the treated areas is common, especially if deep tissue work was performed. This is usually a sign that the muscles are releasing tension and should subside within a day or two.

  • Increased Range of Motion: You may notice improved flexibility and a wider range of motion in the joints that were treated.

  • Reduced Pain: Many people experience a reduction in pain levels immediately after the session, although for some, the pain may temporarily increase before subsiding.

  • Relaxation and Well-being: NMT often promotes a sense of deep relaxation and overall well-being.

 

Short-Term Effects (Within 24-48 hours):

  • Soreness: The initial soreness may linger for a day or two but should gradually decrease.

  • Fatigue or Increased Energy: Depending on the intensity of the massage and your body's response, you might feel tired or experience a boost in energy.

  • Heightened Awareness: You may become more aware of your posture and movement patterns as your body adjusts to the changes in muscle tension.

  • Emotional Release: Some people experience emotional release, such as crying or feeling more relaxed, as tension is released from the body.

 

Long-Term Effects (Days to Weeks):

  • Reduced Chronic Pain: With regular NMT sessions, many people experience a significant reduction in chronic pain levels.

  • Improved Posture: NMT can help correct postural imbalances and improve alignment, leading to long-term pain relief and better body mechanics.

  • Increased Flexibility and Strength: As your muscles become more relaxed and balanced, you may notice increased flexibility and strength.

  • Enhanced Athletic Performance: NMT can help athletes recover from injuries, prevent future injuries, and improve overall performance.

 

Tips for Post-NMT Care:

  • Hydrate: Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins released during the massage.

  • Rest: Allow your body to rest and recover after the session.

  • Heat or Ice: Apply heat or ice to the treated areas as recommended by your therapist to manage any soreness.

  • Stretch: Gentle stretching can help maintain the benefits of NMT and prevent muscle tightness.

  • Follow Recommendations: Follow any additional recommendations your therapist may have, such as specific exercises or lifestyle modifications.

OFFERINGS

ABDOMINAL THERAPY IS OFFERED IN DIFFERENT TIME INCREMENT TO MEET YOUR NEEDS FOR FOLLOW UP, THE INITIAL INTAKE IS ALWAYS 120 MINUTES

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120 MINUTE
INITIAL INTAKE

Intake required 48 hours in advance.

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90 MINUTE FOLLOW UP

After your Initial Intake, Stephanie will suggest how long and how often you should return to help achieve your goals.

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60 MINUTE FOLLOW UP

Over time you should require shorter sessions and less frequency, you might also discover that you love a full 60 minutes focused on your abdominal health. 

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45 MINUTE FOLLOW UP

For long term maintenance, you will find the right amount of time that also works for your budget so we have added several options here to make this accessible to all. 

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30 MINUTE FOLLOW UP

When you have reached the point where you have much less pain, or pain issue is resolved and want regular maintenance to keep feeling great.

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