What is Neuromuscular Therapy?
Neuromuscular Therapy, often referred to as Trigger Point Therapy or Myotherapy is the concept of applying thumb/finger pressure in a concentrated manner to what has been termed as ‘trigger points’ on the body to alleviate the experience of muscle spasm and pain.
How does it work?
When areas of muscle tissue become congested, the flow of blood and oxygen can be restricted, resulting in a build up of lactic acid which can cause painful irritation and in turn radiate the pain on to other areas of the body, as the congested muscle tissue can put pressure on nerves.
Through the application of neuromuscular therapy, the affected muscle can be relaxed and the build up of lactic acid within can be released , causing blood and oxygen flow to return to normal.
Neuromuscular Therapy can initially be painful due to the application of pressure onto an irritated area, and this is why it is important to communicate with the therapist about the amount of pressure in application, or that may need applying as the case may be. Although described as ‘painful’ above, recipients of neuromuscular therapy often describe it as ‘good pain’, as the feeling of alleviated pressure is a great relief.