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Neuromuscular Therapy in Fort Lauderdale

Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, often referred to as NMT, is a specialized form of massage therapy that focuses on addressing muscular pain, tension, and dysfunction by targeting trigger points and imbalances within the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. This therapeutic approach is rooted in the understanding that many physical discomforts and pain syndromes are caused by the interaction between nerves, muscles, and connective tissues.

Key Principles of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy:

  1. Trigger Points: Central to neuromuscular massage therapy is the concept of trigger points. These are highly sensitive points within muscles and surrounding tissues that can become chronically tense or irritated. Trigger points are often associated with the sensation of knots or nodules under the skin and can contribute to localized and referred pain.

  2. Myofascial Release: Neuromuscular massage therapists use myofascial release techniques to manipulate and stretch the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs. This helps to release tension, improve flexibility, and promote better circulation within the affected areas.

  3. Ischemia and Hypoxia: Neuromuscular therapists often consider the concepts of ischemia (reduced blood flow) and hypoxia (reduced oxygen supply) when evaluating a client's condition. By increasing blood flow and oxygenation to the affected tissues, therapists aim to alleviate pain and promote healing.

  4. Postural Analysis: Practitioners of neuromuscular massage therapy also frequently conduct postural assessments to identify musculoskeletal imbalances that might be contributing to pain and dysfunction. Addressing these imbalances can help restore proper alignment and reduce strain on the muscles.

  5. Focused Pressure: NMT involves applying focused pressure to specific trigger points and tight areas. This pressure can vary in intensity, with the therapist using their hands, fingers, elbows, or even specialized tools to work on the targeted muscles and tissues.

Benefits of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy:

  1. Pain Relief: Neuromuscular massage therapy is particularly effective in alleviating chronic pain conditions, such as lower back pain, tension headaches, and neck pain. By releasing trigger points and reducing muscular tension, clients often experience significant pain relief.

  2. Improved Range of Motion: The therapy can help enhance flexibility and range of motion by releasing tight muscles and fascia, allowing for greater ease of movement.

  3. Enhanced Circulation: Manipulating tissues and improving blood flow through massage can aid in the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to muscles, accelerating the healing process and reducing inflammation.

  4. Stress Reduction: Like other forms of massage therapy, neuromuscular massage can induce relaxation, reduce stress levels, and promote an overall sense of well-being.

  5. Corrective Approach: One of the unique features of neuromuscular massage therapy is its emphasis on identifying and addressing the root causes of pain and discomfort, rather than just providing temporary relief.

It's important to note that neuromuscular massage therapy should be administered by trained and licensed professionals, as improper techniques or excessive pressure could potentially cause harm. Individuals seeking this type of therapy should consult with a qualified massage therapist who is experienced in neuromuscular techniques and can tailor the treatment to their specific needs and conditions.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday
10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday  Closed

Rapid Results Treating

  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromialgia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • TMJ
  • Stress
  • Disc Herniation
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Golf or Tennis Elbow
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Restricted Range of Motion
  • Mesothelioma
  • Text Messaging Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis


William Neckman, LMT, NMT (Neuromuscular Therapist in Fort Lauderdale Florida)

William F. Neckman, LMT, NMT

certified myokisthetic practitioner

Annie Tam, LMT, NMT
Annie Tam, LMT, NMT

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