Neuromuscular massage therapy is a specialized form of deep tissue massage. In neuromuscular massage, fingers, knuckles, hands, or elbows can be used to exert pressure and create friction, which is used to alleviate areas of tightness and strain in the aggravated muscle. These problem areas are called trigger points and are the source of many muscular pain symptoms.
Trigger points are extremely sensitive areas in a muscle. This hypersensitivity is usually caused by overload. These are very minute areas of the muscle in which there may be an abnormal limitation of muscular tissue.
Necessary nutrients, blood, and oxygen are unable to reach that part of the muscle and so the muscle shaft is unable to loosen up. These trigger points can lead to weakness, fatigue, and pain in the muscle. Trigger points can also cause referral pain.
Referral pain can be caused by trigger points and is an event in which areas that are actually far from the trigger point still experience sensations of numbness, tingling, and pain. Sciatica like symptoms, carpal tunnel like symptoms, and headaches may all be signs of some type of referral pain.
So, who is a good candidate for neuromuscular massage? Anyone who suffers from muscle pain might benefit from it. Pain and knots in the soft tissue are a common event. Nearly everyone has experience some type of muscular pain from time to time. Now, there is no reason to suffer in silence.
Star Avenue Massage offers exceptional neuromuscular massage treatments at affordable prices. If you live or work in the Littleton, CO area, and are living with muscular pain, I may be able to help. Schedule an appointment today.