All About Neuromuscular Therapy

Similar to other health rehabilitation programs, neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is a therapeutic system of massage that is specially designed for the treatment of chronic pain syndromes, as well as rehabilitative therapy for those recovering from physical stress conditions.

Some of the natural health treatments that are commonly used in conjunction with neuromuscular therapy include home health care, flexibility stretching, and of course, massage therapy. You can know more about neuromuscular electrical stimulation from Sheldon Chiropractic and Wellness.

There are several physiological factors that are taken into consideration when facilitating NMT. These health considerations are emotional wellbeing, ischemia, nerve compression, nutrition, postural distortions, and trigger points.

A Brief History on Neuromuscular Therapy

Based on fundamentals of both holistic and conventional medical wisdom, NMT was initially conceived by Boris Chaitow and Stanley Lief; both having had prior training in osteopathy and naturopathy. As the technique expanded from Europe to other countries, the health system became more refined by other innovative professionals like Dr. Stanley Lief, and Janet Travell, among others.

How does neuromuscular therapy help?

Almost any individual can benefit from NMT, especially those who suffer from particular health dysfunctions like acute or chronic pain. Some of the common health problems that this integrative massage can be helpful in treating include anxiety, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, and sciatica, and more.