Specific Massage Techniques
What are Neuromuscular and Swedish Techniques?
My bodywork style incorporates neuromuscular (NMT) and Swedish techniques.
NMT is used to determine the true origin of a pain. Once discovered, the hand
manipulates the spasmed muscle fiber. This will reduce the discomfort and pain,
including referred pain, resulting from stressed, tight muscles. "Referred
pain" is pain which is perceived to come from a certain place, but originates
elsewhere. NMT finds the origin of the pain more readily than traditional techniques
and, thus, resolves problems more quickly. This technique originates from Dr. Janet
Travell, M.D., President John F. Kennedy's personal physician. President Kennedy
experienced chronic muscular pain and realized great relief from Dr. Travell's technique.
She inspired me both with her text on Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction : The Trigger
Point Manual and with her instructive and supportive personal letters throughout
her later years.