NeuroMuscular massage

NeuroMuscular massage

Neuromuscular massage uses static pressure on specific myofascial points to relieve pain. This technique manipulates soft tissue in the body (muscles, tendons and connective tissue) to balance the central nervous system. In a healthy person, nerves transmit impulses (responsible for every movement, function and thought) to the body very slowly. When a person is injured, trauma, postural distortion or stress causes nerves to speed up their transmission. This inhibits the equilibrium, making the body vulnerable to pain and dysfunction. It is necessary to stabilize low levels of neurological activity to maintain normal and overall health.

NeuroMuscular massage


Neuromuscular massage is used to address the following elements that cause pain:

Ischemia: Lack of blood supply to soft tissues causing hypersensitivity to touch
Trigger Points: Highly irritated points in muscles which cause pain to other parts of the body
Nerve Compression or Entrapment: Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone
Postural Distortion: Imbalance of muscular system due to the movement of the body off the longitudinal and horizontal planes
Biomechanical Dysfunction: Imbalance of the musculoskeletal system causing faulty movement patterns (i.e., poor lifting habits, bad posture, limping)


Types of Neuromuscular Massage are:

Myofascial release
Craniosacral therapy
Trigger point release
Positional release


Neuromuscular massage is used to treat conditions such as chronic pain, sciatica, rotator cuff dysfunction, carpal tunnel syndrome, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) and migraines, as well as traumas, including abuse-related trauma.

Neuromuscular massage is the most effective type of massage therapy for lower back pain. Used to located and release spasms and contractions in tissues, neuromuscular massage aids the healing process for injured tissues, assists in venous and lymphatic flow, restores postural alignment, and imparts flexibility to the tissues.