The inside of the body is covered with soft tissue called fascia. This tissue covers evert structure including organs, muscles, nerves and blood vessels. The fascia that covers your muscles is call myofascia. When the myofascia is stressed from overuse or trauma it can tear and adhear together. These adhesions are called “trigger points” and can prevent the muscles from working well. Trigger points lead to an increase in muscle stiffness and tenderness and a decrease in range-of-motion. In addition, the discomfort from trigger points can radiate from the adhesion.
Trigger points in the shoulder reduce mobility, cause sensations down the arm and in the fingers, create stress, affect sleep, create a feeling of tightness up the neck into the base of the skull, cause headaches. Trigger points in the lower back and gluteal muscles radiate pain down into the buttocks and back of the leg, mimic sciatic like symptoms, cause tightness and restrict movement around the sacroiliac joint.
HOW DOES NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY WORK?
Neuromuscular therapy enhances the function of joints, muscles and biomechanics (movement) as it releases endorphins which are the body’s own natural pain killers. By using Sports Massage and a number of techniques including Soft Tissue Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release on soft tissue injuries, this therapy can speed recovery, reduce scar tissue and help return an injured area to its full functionality. It may also be used post-operative in order to return areas of the body that become restricted due to surgery or after a period of time in plaster, to their full range of motion.
WHAT CONDITIONS DOES NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY TREAT?
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Sports injuries
- Muscle injuries
- Joint problems
- And many more…