What is Neuromuscular Therapy?
Neuromuscular Therapy is a form of manual or massage therapy. By definition, it is the utilisation of static pressure on specific myofascial points to relieve pain. This technique is used on the body's soft tissue, for example, muscles, connective tissue and tendons, to help restore balance to the nervous system. Any imbalance is usually caused by injury, stress, poor posture or trauma. Through Neuromuscular Therapy, I can help restore blood flow to specific areas, treat trigger points, restore balance to postural or boimechanical dysfunction and relieve nerve compression resulting from tight soft tissue.
What is TMJD management?
TMJD management focuses on the temporomandibular joint of the jaw, which is located in front of each ear. Some people experience locking, grinding, clicking and pain, among other symptoms at this joint. Recurring headaches may also be attritubted to TMJD. Massage therapy has been shown to reduce these symptoms, and can work well on its own or in conjuction with other treatment options.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
Massage therapy has been shown to aid many ailments including back pain, headaches, stress, chronic muscular pain and sports related injuries. Massage may also help improve relaxation, sleep and blood pressure. The benefits of massage will vary from client to client as everyone is an individual and as such has individual needs and goals.
Is there current research available of the benefits on massage therapy?
There is a huge amount of research being carried out on the benefits of massage and some is available to the public. You may be interested in looking at The Touch Institute or PubMed.
How many massage sessions should I book?
During your initial massage session we will do a full assessment of your needs. Depending on your individual needs and goals the number of massage sessions you require will vary. It may be a one off visit, or a weekly, fortnightly or monthly visit. For a specific injury or training goal, once a week for six weeks may be recommended. Each massage client is dealt with on an individual basis and each client makes the final decision.
Is all of my information confidential?
From the moment you enter the clinic to the moment you leave, everything that is written down or discussed in each session is fully confidential. Any contact made outside of a massage session, over the phone, email or in person, will also be kept in confidence.
What do I do in a massage session?
During the massage session, the aim is to let the massage therapist do all the work and for the client to relax. Throughout the session I may give a simple instruction or I may move a limb into a different position. You are welcome to chat during the session, ask questions, or go to sleep - whatever you prefer, to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed.