Neuromuscular Massage Therapy in Austin

Some of the body’s most important messages are sent between your brain and your muscles. Unfortunately, sometimes these messages become confused, especially after experiences like injuries, repetitive motion, postural habits, and other disruptions to your musculoskeletal system. This can cause issues like pain, numbness, or lack of function, without an easily recognizable cause. Fortunately, the skilled therapists at Austin’s Mantis Massage know just how to reset these messages with Neuromuscular Therapy.

What is Neuromuscular Therapy?

Like many manual therapies, Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) works to heal and nourish the muscles and joints. This allows for pain relief, tissue regeneration, improved flexibility and strength, and further injury prevention.

 Neuromuscular massage works by targeting areas in soft tissue (i.e. muscles and fascia) for a very specific therapeutic effect. This typically means releasing what is called a “trigger point” or a knotted bundle of muscle. Over time, or with injury, the muscle bodies can develop these knots that lead to pain and reduced function. Your neuromuscular therapist will seek out and release these knots to relieve any tension and rehabilitate the entire area.

Is Neuromuscular Massage Therapy the Same as a Traditional Massage?

Neuromuscular Therapy may seem similar to massage in some ways, but it is its own therapeutic technique. It may help to think of it as a very specialized form of deep-tissue massage. However, Neuromuscular massage therapy is even more targeted and works to reset communication between body and brain. At Mantis Massage, our therapists are well trained to offer the most comprehensive and effective neuromuscular therapy in Austin.

The Benefits of Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular therapy has a range of benefits from pain relief to improved circulation. The use of NMT provides a specialized, targeted treatment aimed at a specific condition or problem area.

 Neuromuscular massage, while specific in its approach, has a wide-reaching beneficial effect on the body. It promotes increased circulation through the entire body, which in turn helps to oxygenate and nourish every cell in the body. Many of our aches and pains are caused by poor blood flow through the tissues, and neuromuscular therapy helps to re-establish smooth blood circulation throughout the body.

 This treatment also detoxifies the body in a similar way to traditional massage techniques. General strength and mobility are often improved, as is ease and fluidity of movement in the whole body. Last but not least, this type of therapy helps to invigorate the body, causing increased energy and vitality.

How Neuromuscular Therapy Helps You

Massages are renowned for stimulating muscles and increasing blood flow, but Swedish massages are a healing modality for a number of specific issues, including:

Pain Relief and Trigger Points
Pain, especially due to muscular strain or knots, responds wonderfully to neuromuscular massages. In our Austin clinics, we see a wide range of pain conditions and thrive on helping our clients relieve their pain and stay healthy. By releasing these specific trigger points and rehabilitating the muscular structure, we help them bounce back to life.

Postural Support
Maintaining good posture can be difficult, especially if you are recovering from an injury or have a lifestyle that promotes poor posture, such as desk work or labor-intensive jobs. Neuromuscular therapy helps to not only correct posture but also stabilizes and strengthens the body’s musculoskeletal system – thereby helping to you keep your good posture well into the future.  

Nerve Entrapment
Nerve entrapment, or compression syndrome, is pain caused by a trapped nerve. This can happen when muscles or joints fall out of their proper alignment, which then puts additional pressure on the nerve itself. NMT helps to relieve the pressure placed on the nerve, thereby helping it to return to a functional, pain-free state.

Book Your Neuromuscular Therapy Session

Our caring and knowledgeable therapists at Mantis Massage offer Austin’s best Neuromuscular therapy. We are committed to helping you relieve your pain and get back to living the life you love. Contact us today for more information, or book a neuromuscular therapy appointment at one of our two local Austin massage clinics.