Q. What is Neuromuscular therapy (NMT)
A. (Paula Cates) This is a massage specialty that addresses minor soft tissue injuries with alternating levels of concentrated pressure. These areas often include trigger points that send referred pain to other areas in addition to the local soreness. Tight shoulder muscles that send referred pain up into the head, causing headaches, are the most common. The massage experience consists of a combination of strokes from relaxing to the neuromuscular style of deeper steady pressure on 1 or 2 small areas. The massage therapy pressure is usually applied with the fingers, knuckles, or elbow. The whole experience is varied according to therapeutic needs of the body areas being treated.