What is NMT--Neuromuscular
Massage Therapy? Think of it as Holistic Orthopedics.
This specific and scientific approach to muscular pain relief will help to normalize functional communication between
the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Many People seek out 'Deep Tissue' massage, and while Neuromuscular Massage
Therapy is technically a deep tissue technique, it is not about the depth of pressure, but rather about specificity --
the specific placement of pressure. If the therapist is on the exact muscle fibers involved, they will not necessarily need
to exert a heavy hand in order to be effective. We do not subscribe to the "no pain, no gain" philosophy in
our application of Neuromuscular Therapy.
Neuromuscular Therapy enhances the function of
joints, muscles, and biomechanics (movement). It is a noninvasive and economically feasible method of pain treatment in Nashville
and is effective in treating cases like low back pain, neck pain, arm and shoulder pain, hip and knee problems, TMJ pain,
headache, and scoliosis. When used in conjunction with other medical modalities, Therapeutic Neuromuscular Massage can
be a very efficient part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Or NMT is itself a stand-alone treatment approach. We
are happy to work in conjunction with your Physician, athletic trainer, yoga/pilates instructor, Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, or
other Healthcare Provider.
The Nashville Neuromuscular
With many of our
therapists, a therapeutic Massage begins with a thorough assessment of the client's individual posture, history,
and movement patterns. That therapist may design a plan which may include movement homework to address and
correct any imbalances. Early on, Rebecca realized that therapeutic massage alone was not enough
- that specific and precise strengthening is a key element in the process of relieving pain and restoring posture.
So she became certified as a personal fitness trainer and
began study with Paul Chek to ensure the knowledge necessary to be working within this scope of expertise. At
that time she expanded NNC to include a small private gym onsite. Both Rebecca and Bethann have been Certified by Egoscue
University as Posture Alignment Specialists in Nashville. The NNC team is now moving on to incorporate the
more relevant Techniques of Postural Alignment from Katy Bowman and the Fascial Fitness techniques of Tom Myers into
their work as the new research develops. Many of our therapists are skilled in other posture correcting exercise
and advanced clinical massage techniques.
NNC is a multidisciplinary practice offering the skilled
application of several therapeutic massage and manual bodywork techniques. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate your
ability to attain the most efficient body posture to maximize painfree movement patterns, and to educate you about
how to maintain this posture without being dependent on any particular therapist or modality to keep you functioning
well. Nashville Neuromuscular Center's therapeutic massage therapists are constantly evolving and strive to maintain
a true level of expertise in each of their own areas. Do note that 'learning' a modality or technique is not
the same as proving proficiency in that field by attaining the standard of certification. All therapists on
staff are well trained and produce results as can be witnessed in the pages of our client testimonials.