University Neuromuscular Massage

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Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular Therapy is defined as the science by which homeostasis (balance) is brought about between the nervous system and the musckuloskeletal system. In order to create homeostasis, it is necessary to analyze physiological principles which govern the perfomance of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.

Neuromuscular therapy allows a reversal of the stress-tension-pain cycle. Pressure applied by a therapist specifically interupts impulses to the spinal cord, reducing the intensity of nervous activity within the tissue. This pressure also mechanically forces out toxic irritants which have accumulated at nerve receptor sites. The muscle then relaxes, circulation is increased, and the body returns to normal neuromuscular integrity and balance.

 

Sports Massage

Neuromuscular therapy is a great therapy for athletes. Whether you are training for your next big event, or recovering from your last, healthy tissues always perform better. Keeping muscles at their proper length will allow you to be more flexible and less prone to injuries.

If you are injured, neuromuscular therapy will help the healing process. Keeping scar tissue to a minimum and increasing blood circulation are both necessary to allow tissue to heal without future restrictions.

 

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage therapy can ease many of the discomforts of pregnancy (back pain, neck and shoulder aches, calf cramps, sciatic pain, fatigue and stress) as well as provide relaxation to the new mother-to-be. During pregnancy, your muscles, ligaments, and tendons loosen as your body prepares for the growth of the developing fetus. This can cause extra stress on weight bearing joints (hips, ankles, knees). Prenatal Massage can assist in alleviating stresses in these areas and help realign posture, reducing discomfort. Additionally, massage can also be a special time just for YOU- your very own ME time! So much of the attention during pregnancy is on the baby and the preparations for the birth that new moms often feel lost in the shuffle. A soothing massage can relieve physical and emotional tension, calm nerves, help you sleep better, boost your energy and empower you to accept your changing body in a more positive manner.