Therapeutic Massage may include one or a combination of:
The Bodyworks Fitness Therapeutic Massage Practice works with clients on a case-by-case basis to identify and address their specific requirements. Upon entrance to the waiting room, a health history questionnaire is taken. The client then has an opportunity to discuss any health related issues or ask any questions about therapeutic bodywork or what to expect in the session before the session takes place. This is typically very helpful and relaxing for the client to become an active participate in the flow of everything. Also this helps to identify any potential contraindications that may need to be addressed before beginning.
Once the clients needs are assessed they will enter the treatment room. According to the clients needs, many tools are available: a treatment table heated as needed, wide selection of oils/lotions (including hypo-allergenic), NMT tools, trigger point charts to aid client in narrowing pain patterns, etc...
After the session, the client may be given advice or suggestions that will extend the benefits or aid in their own self-healing. Some of the recommendations may be exercises or stretches to do at home, self-massage techniques, advice on proper postural corrections, breathing techniques, etc..
Bodyworks Fitness treatment room or on-site massage table or chair available!
AMTA's "25 Reasons To Get A Massage"
1 - Relieve stress
2 - Boost immunity
3 - Reduce anxiety
4 - Manage low-back pain
5 - Help fibromyalgia pain
6 - Reduce muscle tension
7 - Enhance exercise performance
8 - Relieve tension headaches
9 - Sleep better
10 - Ease symptoms of depression
11 - Improve cardiovascular health
12 - Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
13 - Decrease stress in cancer patients
14 - Improve balance in older adults
15 - Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
16 - Temper effects of dementia
17 - Promote relaxation
18 - Lower blood pressure
19 - Decrease Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms
20 - Help chronic neck pain
21 - Lower joint replacement pain
22 - Increase range of motion
23 - Decrease migraine frequency
24 - Improve quality of life in hospice care
25 - Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea
What is Neuromuscular Therapy?
NMT is a thorough program of recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes which utilizes specific massage therapy, flexibility stretching, and home care to eliminate the causes of most neuromuscular pain patterns. This specific and scientific approach to muscular pain relief will help to bring about balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. NMT enhances the function of joints, muscles and biomechanics (movement) and it releases endorphins, the body's own natural pain killers. It can be part of a comprehensive program, complementing all other health care modalities.
Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) has emerged as a significant methodology for assessing, treating and preventing soft tissue injuries and chronic pain. NMT, a series of treatment protocols based on the practitioner's skill, anatomy knowledge and precise palpatory application, has found its home, not only in the treatment rooms of massage therapy, but also in occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, dentistry, chiropractic, osteopathic and physical medicine clinics worldwide.