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Neuromuscular Therapy

100 hours

Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is a comprehensive and advanced system of soft tissue manipulation that specializes in working with chronic muscle pain. On the basis of neurological laws, this therapy works toward bringing the body’s  central nervous system into homeostatic balance with the musculoskeletal system. Using various Swedish massage strokes, such as linear effleurage, deep friction, along  with  trigger point release and myofascial  release. NMT techniques, along with a thorough structural evaluation, are needed to understand and treat the causative factors involved in acute and chronic muscle pain and dysfunction. Specifically, NMT is used to deactivate trigger points in muscles. It is also used to lengthen chronically shortened muscles and balance muscle groups, especially when working with people suffering from postural dysfunction. It is used to treat chronic pain stemming from various injuries, such as those related to sports injuries (strains), car injuries (whiplash), repetitive  strain  injuries (carpal  tunnel  syndrome),  accumulative trauma  injuries  (TMJ  dysfunction) and  skeletal  problems (disc herniation). Being  trained in this therapy will allow a massage therapist to specialize in working with chronic muscle pain and take an active role in helping people overcome injuries and postural dysfunction. –Jocelyn Granger

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