by Franco Perrone
As a therapist, the most common question I hear is, “what is Neuromuscular Therapy and how does it differ from Massage Therapy”? The answer lies within the benefits that each therapy offers and the way the treatments are executed. Spas, massage therapists and physical therapists can offer relaxation massage and while they can serve limited needs, a Neuromuscular Therapy Treatment (or NMT) can be much more effective in alleviating minor, severe and chronic muscular and nerve pain.
The general benefits of NMT include reduction or elimination of pain, greater flexibility and strength, increased ease and efficiency of movement, balanced musculoskeletal and nervous systems, improved posture, increased circulation, decreased body toxins and increased energy and vitality. Some specific conditions that can be regularly alleviated include neck/back/shoulder pain or discomfort, general muscular aches or strains, arm/hand pain or tingling, leg/foot pain or numbness and tendonitis. Chronic conditions such as headaches, arthritis, circulatory problems, reduced flexibility, sciatica, TMJ syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome can also benefit from NMT.
If you are living with one or more of the conditions mentioned above, a NMT could be the solution for you! During your initial therapy session, I thoroughly explain every technique I am performing and describe how the human muscular, skeletal and nervous systems are integrated.
I didn’t know what to expect the first time I saw Franco for a rib I felt was out of place. It was a very different technique and seems to get all the deeper systems and areas in the body that massage and chiropractic work sometimes don’t get to. I felt relaxed and physically opened which allowed my rib to re-adjust. I always feel better when I walk out. I feel he’s very dedicated to his work. W.G., ABQ