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Frequently Asked Questions

How is neuromuscular therapy (NMT) different from other body work?

I evaluate the client’s posture taking into consideration the groups of muscles which are contributing to a person’s pain or problem area.  During our session together I rely on feedback from the patient to find trigger points that refer to various body parts. As your therapist it is my job to work on specific muscle attachments to help the tissue to heal.  I may spend 30-60 minutes of one session helping to alleviate a person’s area of pain.

How many sessions do I need to get better with NMT?

Everyone’s body is different.  Fitness level, postural problems, and nutritional habits, are some of the issues that influence the rate a person’s body heals.

There can be many factors contributing to your chronic pain or injury.  It’s my job to help the tissues find healing.  I use my experience to recommend ways you can accelerate your healing process.  People who are motivated to help themselves usually get better faster.

I recommend people with extreme pain schedule their appointments closer together. As they continue to progress we will spread the appointments further apart.  If a person returns to an activity that is contributing to their pain, progress may be delayed.

Can NMT help with arthritis?

There are many types of arthritis. I cannot influence what is happening in a person’s joint, but I can have a positive effect by helping the tissues around the problem joint. The same nerve that innervates a joint also connects to the tissues around it.  When I help the tissues around the joint to have better health, the client’s pain can be reduced in the joint as well.

Can NMT help with a herniated disk?

NMT cannot change the damage done to a herniated disk.  Specific treatment to release tight muscles in the area of the herniation can relieve pressure on the nerve involved.  NMT can help the postural muscles that influence that area of the back.

How is Craniosacral Therapy (CST) different from other massage techniques?

Upledger CST is a light touch therapy designed to help the Central Nervous System heal.

The client remains fully clothed while lying on the massage table.  I apply a gentle pressure (about the weight of a nickel) to monitor the flow of Cerebral Spinal Fluid which can be felt throughout the entire body. A session may last 60 to 90 minutes or be a part of the Neuromuscular Therapy session.

 

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