Neuromuscular Therapy/NMT uses the physiology of the musculoskeletal system to get desired results. The client chooses the pressure and performs an action. This creates a conversation between the body and the mind. Motor neurons responsible for creating change in the musculature are sending data to the brain and the brain is giving instructions. Through applied knowledge of trigger points, neuromuscular therapy addresses postural distortion (poor posture), biomechanical dysfunction, nerve compression syndrome, and ischemia. New patterns are introduced to counteract dysfunction. Resulting in longer resting length of muscles, and organization of the muscle fibers. Which, in turn, diminishes pain.
Uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and create other health benefits. It is a classic massage that will ease your stress and allow you to slip into a calm state of relaxation.
An athlete benefits from massage while training for an event at any age, during recovery after athletic activity, and in the case of injury. Sports Massage focuses on specific muscles used by the athlete to enhance performance in his or her chosen sport. A program of Sports Massage can provide injury rehabilitation, enhance athletic endurance, decrease chances of getting injured, and shorten recovery times after athletic activity. At Body Blueprint Center, we offer programs for all types, from the enthusiast and weekend warrior to the extreme athlete. My integrated approach utilizes Neuromuscular Therapy (a specialized soft tissue treatment), targeted stretching and self care to eliminate the causes of most muscular aches and pains. Sports Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy can be part of a comprehensive program, complementing other health care approaches.
Pregnancy massage focuses on addressing the special needs of expecting women. Specially-designed massage tables, cushions, and side-lying postures are used to prevent putting pressure on the abdomen.