(NMT) - Certified

Also called Medical Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Rehabilitative Massage, or Trigger Point Therapy.

This detailed massage of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues, (fascia), works to balance the body's central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. The goal is to help relieve the pain and dysfunction by understanding and removing the underlying cause; to find the distortion and biomechanical problem. This modality is also used to relieve spasms, overly contracted muscles, eliminate trigger points and their possible referred pain, rebuild the strength of injured muscle tissues, promote circulation and lymphatic flow, restore postural alignment and proper body mechanics, and flexibility to muscles and joints.

Trigger Point is the key word here. They are painful points located within overly, or severely, contracted muscle tissue and are basically treated with the application of sustained pressure. Sometimes trigger points can cause referred pain to different parts of the body. With the sustained, usually static, pressure over time, trigger points soften and release, reducing chronic pain, increasing range of motion and correct postural distortions. Myofascial release happens in this process also. Fascia can be broken down into 3 divisions:

1~ Superficial fascia lies directly below the dermis. (1st layer of skin.).
2~ Deep fascia surrounds and infuses with muscle, bone, nerves, blood vessels and organs of the      body all the way down to the cellular level.
3~ Deepest fascia is within the dura of the cranial sacral system. This modality works to create      lasting, healing results.




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