Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) involves the treatment of myofascial trigger points. These are hyperirritable areas within muscle fibres, commonly called “knots” in muscles. Trigger points are painful and they also refer pain, that is, they cause it to occur somewhere else in the body. The pain can often be surprisingly far from the source. For example, trigger points in the neck can refer pain into the wrist.
Muscles containing trigger points are weak and they don’t function correctly (delayed neural responses etc), which makes them susceptible to injury. NMT is highly effective in returning muscles to a healthy, supple, resilient state, which can significantly reduce tension and pain, or eliminate it altogether.
NMT treatment may involve some discomfort but client feedback is always respected and the treatment can be adjusted accordingly. Clients usually refer to the release of trigger points as “good pain” because the relief outweighs the momentary discomfort.
Trigger points mimic the pain and debilitation of many disorder: headaches, tinnitus, TMJ problems, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndroms, golfer’s elbow, lumbago, sciatica, digestive problems, stress incontinence, hip restriction, runner’s knee, nocturnal leg cramps, plantar fasciitis…to name just a few. If you are having problems with conditions like these, it is worth considering trigger points as an underlying cause.
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Neuromuscular Therapy – 1 hour – €60.00