Neuromuscular Massage Therapy in West Bloomfield, MI
If you experience an injury, especially a pulled or strained muscle, you are often in great discomfort. Neuromuscular massage therapy is one of the most effective methods for resolving this muscle pain. It is particularly effective for relieving pain due to muscle spasms.
What Is Neuromuscular Massage Therapy?
Neuromuscular massage therapy also referred to as trigger point myotherapy, is frequently used for treating soft tissue injuries like muscle sprains. This type of therapy is regarded as one of the most effective massage methods for lower back pain.
Neuromuscular massage therapy consists of alternating pressure on the affected area. Pressure is applied using the palms, knuckles, elbows, or other instruments. This pressure should help relieve tightness and promote healing, eventually relieving pain and discomfort in the muscles.
Massage Therapy for Pain
There are several reasons why massage therapy is effective for reducing pain and relieving muscle spasms. Generally, muscle pain is due to a buildup of lactic acid. When the muscles are not receiving enough oxygen, they produce excessive amounts of lactic acid. Applying pressure and stimulating the muscles can help increase blood flow, thus increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood.
Massage therapy is often more effective for treating muscle pain than many pain-relieving medications. Massage therapy works to correct the underlying cause of the pain, resulting in a more permanent fix than most medicine can supply.
What to Expect After Therapy
As with any massage therapy, you may experience some discomfort in the period following your session. Any pain or soreness should fade away within 24 hours. Eventually, you should experience a loose, relaxed feeling both at the massage site and the surrounding areas.
Sometimes multiple sessions or repeat sessions are needed to solve muscle pain due to serious injury. Regular massage therapy can help keep muscles aligned and reduce the chance of unavoidable injuries in the future.
Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care by calling and making an appointment today.