If you’re like millions of other Americans, you’ve experienced back pain, neck pain, or both. But whether the pain has developed recently or it’s been going on for a long time, you’re not doomed to suffer aches, soreness, and restricted range of motion for the rest of your life. Neuromuscular massage therapy, also known as trigger point massage therapy, can provide relief.
The body is complex. All of the muscles, joints and other tissues are linked together with a special kind of connective tissue called fascia. Injury, overuse, repetitive movements and stress are just some of the things that can cause tension to build up in your muscles, eventually causing trigger points in back, neck, and all muscles.
Neuromuscular massage techniques involve applying varying degree of pressure on trigger points which are located in the back, neck or elsewhere. A neuromuscular trigger point therapist applies pressure using the fingers, knuckles, or elbow. Muscles in spasm hurt, and may be painful to the touch. Neuromuscular trigger point therapy can relieve that sensitivity, restoring your muscles to their normal, pain-free state.
Because trigger points, whether in the neck, back or other locations are often tender, you may experience some discomfort, but it should not cause an overwhelming sensation of pain. The best description is that the neuromuscular massage should ‘hurt so good.’ (For those of you who like trivia, this is also called the ‘Hedonic Level.’) Because of this, it is important that you feel comfortable talking to your therapist about what you are experiencing in order to find the right level of healing pressure.
In the day or two following the neuromuscular massage, any residual soreness should fade, and tight muscles should loosen noticeably over the next several days to weeks. The rate and amount of improvement you feel will also depend on other factors, such as your workload and stress levels.
Trigger point massage therapy is one of the best ways to alleviate or eliminate pain in the neck and back. While many people experience total relief after a single session, others may choose to schedule regular appointments to manage stress and chronic pain, including pain from old injuries. Bring us your aching back. Bring us your sore neck. The massage and bodyworkers at the Back and Neck Relief Center are professionally trained in trigger point massage therapy and neuromuscular massage. You could be pain-free today.
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The Back & Neck Relief Center (Massage Revolution)
500 S. Sepulveda Blvd Suite 101
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266