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Top 3 Reasons to Get a Neuromuscular Therapy Massage
October 31, 2017
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Neuromuscular therapy has been able to help many people through disorders and chronic pain. It is a type of massage therapy that helps many but works best for particular types of pain. In this article, you will learn the top 3 reasons to get a neuromuscular therapy massage.

What is Neuromuscular Therapy?

Neuromuscular therapy is a specific type of deep tissue massage. It uses pressure and friction to release muscle strains. The areas where there are strains are called trigger points. Trigger points are the main cause of muscular pain symptoms. Neuromuscular therapy helps to treat many different soft tissue problems. Soft tissue pain will feel like knots in the muscles which are able to be treated with this type of therapy. There are many things this form of massage therapy can help with, including lower back pain, upper back pain, hip pain, headaches, jaw pain, and knee pain. To find out some of the main disorders that can go away from this massage, read below.

Sciatica

Someone suffering from sciatica will have pain in the legs, buttocks, and lower back, most likely due to a herniated disk. Sciatica can range from mild pain to debilitating pain. Since neuromuscular therapy can target specific trigger points on the body, it can easily find the area the sciatic pain is originating from and eliminate it.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia’s symptoms include muscle and joint pain as well as fatigue. Doctors are not positive on the main cause of fibromyalgia. However, some think that it has something to do with the brain and spinal cord process pain signals from the nerves. Neuromuscular therapy helps those who suffer from fibromyalgia depending on the patient’s pain tolerance. If a patient’s pain tolerance allows for massage, this type of massage therapy can greatly diminish the aches and pains associated with fibromyalgia.

Depression

Depression can actually be helped by neuromuscular therapy as well. It is a mood disorder with symptoms such as lethargy, fatigue, and even body pains. When someone who suffers from depression receives a neuromuscular massage, the treatment can find trigger points of stress and make them go away. It can also increase the chemical dopamine to make the person happier and reduce the symptoms of depression.

 

Now you know the top 3 reasons to get a neuromuscular therapy massage. Remember that neuromuscular therapy uses pressure and friction to relieve the pain of trigger points and knots. Also remember that it helps people with sciatica, fibromyalgia, and depression. When people are dealing with disorders and chronic pains, it can be difficult for them to function properly. However, getting help from a massage therapist could be your answer to living a pain-free and depression-free life. Before receiving any type of massage therapy for your condition, speak with your healthcare provider. Your doctor will know what you are going through and can tell you if it is safe for you to get massage therapy-related help.

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