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  • Writer's pictureDr. Taylor Ferguson

Unlocking Healing Potential: The Art of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

Welcome to Function First Chiropractic, where we strive to offer a well-rounded selection of recovery services to all of our patients. Our recovery services include compression boot therapy, infrared sauna therapy, assisted stretch therapy, and massage therapy. We believe in a holistic approach to wellness as well as the powerful combination of chiropractic care and massage therapy. There are many different approaches and techniques in the world of massage therapy, and understanding them all can be a challenge. In this blog post, we'll delve into the specific technique known as neuromuscular massage therapy. This particular style of massage therapy is a powerful modality, that our skilled massage therapists, utilize to enhance the overall well-being of our patients! Keep reading to learn more.

What is Neuromuscular Massage Therapy?

Neuromuscular massage therapy, often referred to as NMT, is a specialized form of bodywork that focuses on identifying and treating trigger points. Trigger points are areas of muscle tightness and hyperirritability that can cause pain and discomfort. These trigger points are often described as “knots” by the general public. NMT aims to restore balance within the body's muscular and nervous systems, by decreasing the presence of trigger points, alleviating pain, improving range of motion, and promoting healing.

At Function First Chiropractic , our massage therapists bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every session. Each session is tailored to the needs and goals of each individual client that they see. Our therapists are trained in anatomy, physiology, the intricacies of the musculoskeletal system, and many massage therapy techniques, including neuromuscular massage therapy. Our therapists use a targeted and evidence-based approach to address the root causes of any pain and dysfunction that our clients are experiencing or to help our clients meet their personal goals.

Key Benefits of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy:

  • Pain Relief: NMT is highly effective in relieving chronic pain conditions, such as lower back pain, neck pain, and headaches. By releasing tension in specific muscle fibers, it promotes pain-free range of motion and improved functionality.

  • Improved Circulation: The targeted pressure applied during NMT helps enhance blood flow to the treated areas. Improved circulation is vital for delivering oxygen and nutrients to muscles, aiding in the healing process.

  • Enhanced Flexibility and Range of Motion: NMT can release tight muscles and fascia, allowing for increased flexibility and a broader range of motion. This is particularly beneficial for athletes and those recovering from injuries or those looking to cultivate more mobility into their lives.

  • Stress Reduction: Like any massage, neuromuscular massage therapy is not only therapeutic for the body but also for the mind. The release of tension in muscles contributes to overall stress reduction and relaxation for the person receiving the work.

At Function First Chiropractic, we wholeheartedly believe in the combination of chiropractic care and massage therapy.  When adding massage therapy to our list of wellness services, we did so intentionally to meet the needs of our patients and to ensure that they are receiving the best care possible. We believe that including massage therapists with the knowledge and skills of NMT is one of the most effective ways to help our patients heal and feel their best. Through the skilled hands of our massage therapists, this modality becomes a gateway to improved well-being and an enhanced quality of life. You are truly in GREAT hands.

Schedule a session with one of our therapists today and experience the remarkable benefits of neuromuscular massage therapy firsthand!


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