Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT) is specifically used to address the pain you are currently dealing with, no matter where it is. You must first understand that your nervous system controls everything in your body, including muscle tension and the amount of pain you can deal with.
Neuromuscular massage therapy is a style of bodywork that uses constant, focused pressure on a specific area. This pressure is applied for a period lasting up to 30 seconds, and uses the fingertips, knuckles, elbow, or possibly a small tool called a t-bar. NMT is based on the following premise: Muscle spasms do not have to involve the entire muscle. There can be small areas of spasm that refer, or transfer, pain to another area. These areas are called trigger points because they trigger a pain reaction in a different spot from where the spasm is located.
NMT is a deep tissue massage that addresses individual specific muscles, ligaments, connective tissue, and tendons that are often overlooked in a typical relaxation type of massage.