an inherent part of daily life. Stresses can be caused by negatives like unpleasant confrontations, deadlines, financial
pressures, or being overwhelmed by too much to do in too limited a timeframe. But even the joyous times like wedding
planning, moving into your dream house, and activities accompanying happy holiday seasons can produce stress. It can
be negative stress or it can be positive stress, but it is stress nonetheless. Smart people know a great massage can keep
their stress levels down and help them maintain a healthier happier state of mind and body. There are scientific peer
reviewed studies to prove this.
The dominant paradigm of the Nashville Neuromuscular Center's blended bodywork/neuromuscular massage
therapy (NMT) is scientific and problem-solving in nature. And while the focus of NMT is on a permanent functional
clinical outcome, by contrast a simple deep tissue massage is all about relaxing the client and relieving temporary
Some of our staff provide deep tissue stress reduction massage -- the perfect treatment
for the work weary, where you can just relax and drift away in the hands of one of these experienced licensed massage therapists.
Please be sure you are booking the service you want and advise your therapist in advance as to what you are expecting
from your session. When Life rubs you the wrong way, come see our Massage Therapists for an educated and effective
Deep tissue massage is helpful for tense and contracted areas
such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used
for relaxation, deep tissue massage focuses on deeper muscular tension. Please note that Deep Tissue
Massage is NOT the same as Clinical Bodywork/Neuromuscular Massage. Neuromuscular Therapy does incorporate
Deep Tissue Massage techniques, but involves a much more complex and thorough neuro-myo-fascial-skeletal perspective and
While the dominant modality of the Nashville Neuromuscular
Center's Clinical massage therapy is scientific and problem-solving in nature and Our primary focus is on functional
clinical outcomes, we do also offer a simple deep tissue massage if that is your preference. Be sure to let us
know what you are looking for.
According to the August 2005 issue of Consumer Reports magazine,
34,000 people ranked deep tissue massage techniques in the hands of a skilled massage therapist more effective
in relieving osteoarthritis pain than physical therapy, prescription medications, chiropractic, acupuncture,
diet, glucosamine and over-the-counter drugs.
Let me be clear here
that Deep Tissue Massage does not have to be painfully deep pressure. It is more about specificity. When
the Nashville Neuromuscular Center massage therapist is on the precise tissue, they will not need to use dramatic
force to coerce the desired muscle/myofascial response. Yes, the massage therapist will be affecting the
deep tissue, but not necessarily with uncomfortably deep pressure.