Posted by: powerhealer | April 30, 2008

Neuromuscular Therapy NMT


I am so excited to share with you all that I know about wholistic healing.  There is so much we can do to to make you the most powerful you, you can be.

Today I want to share some knowledge about Neuromuscular Therapy or NMT. 

What is Neuromuscular Therapy?

NMT is a hands-on form of therapy designed to treat over-tight muscles, tendons, and ligaments.  There are various causes for this condition of tight and painful muscles called hypertonicity or hypermyotonia including trauma, physical, emotional or mental stress; postural distortions and nutritional deficiencies.  Any of these can cause a higher than normal rate of nerve activity in the tissue, resulting in hypertonicity.

How Does NMT Help?

NMT reduces tightness (spasm) as the nerve activity in the tissue gets slower.  The therapy allows more circulation into the involved area, helping rid the tissue of trapped waste products accumulated in the tissue, and allowing more nutrients to be delivered to the nutrient-deptleted tissue.  All of this helps relieve pain.

How is the therapy done?

The therapist will examine the tissue to locate the areas of hypertonicity.  she may then use her thumbs, hands, elbows or a soft tipped pressure bar to manipulate the tissue.

Does It Hurt?

Normal tissue is not painful to moderate pressure.  Tight muscles however, may exhibit some discomfort when treated.  The paitient is always in control of the level of discomfort and communicates this to the therapist, who uses the information as a guide to her work.

I look forward to sharing more with you.  I will be on vacation starting tomorrow and will blog again on May 12. 

The Power of Healing Is In YOUR Hands!



  1. Informative blog – I’ve heard a lot about nmt, and am excited to learn more in time. Thanks for sharing.

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