Neuromuscular Techniques and Lymphatic Drainage: Sports, Injuries, and Pain
Every session at Bozeman Massage Therapy LLC, located in Bozeman, Montana, includes a combination of techniques, generally a mix of Shiatsu and Neuromuscular Massage. Aromatherapy is also blended into each individual massage oil to fit the specific needs of every session.
Neuromuscular techniques address pain and dysfunction and enhance athletic performance. Neuromuscular Massage includes a family of specific techniques that work with the neurology of muscle tissue for pain relief and optimal function. Other notable techniques not specifically Neuromuscular but sharing similar abilities to reduce pain and restore function are classified as Deep Tissue, Orthopedic, or Sports Massage and are often used in conjunction with Neuromuscular Massage. Lymphatic Drainage may also be used in a session to restore tissue health and function if swelling is an issue.
Neuromuscular techniques include Myofacial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Cyriax Cross Fiber Friction and Muscle Energy Techniques. These techniques are formulaic and scientifically tested to reduce pain and increase function by resetting neurological patterning in muscle cells. Neuromuscular techniques may be used to treat chronic pain, injuries, whiplash, tendonitis, rotator cuff and shoulder injuries, knee injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain, psiatica, headaches, scar tissue, overuse, underuse, pre/post surgery symptoms and alignment issues.
Also used to restore function and reduce pain, Lymphatic drainage may be used in a treatment. Lymphatic drainage is a gentle but precise method used to clear inflammation by effectively moving fluid away from an inflamed area through the lymph system. If you have swelling from an injury (new or old) or inflammation from surgery, lymphatic drainage may be used in your session.