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What is Neuromuscular Massage?
Neuromuscular massages consist of applying different levels of pressure on the soft tissues of the body. In addition to this changing pressure, specific movements are also made with the massage therapist's hands to promote the following benefits:
Pain relief is the key symptom that makes people go for this type of massage therapy. Although there may be some lingering discomfort at the end of the session, relief will be noticeable after a few hours. It is very effective for chronic pain, especially that pain that does not respond well to anti-inflammatory drugs, relaxants, or analgesics. That which takes several days or even weeks or months and does not disappear.
Any type of fasciitis, tendonitis, joint pain, repetitive muscle spasms, sports injuries, different locations of spinal pain and lumbar, rib, dorsal cervical muscle pain can be addressed with neuromuscular massage
Relief from Muscle Cramps and Muscle Spasms
A muscle cramp is a sudden involuntary tightening of one or more muscles or tendons, this is temporary but if it lasts longer it can become a muscle contracture and cause deformity, loss of movement, and a lot of pain.
The purpose of massage is to relax the muscles, so one of its main benefits is to recover muscle tissue in a pathological state. In the case of contractures, the fibers causing it will be specifically treated, returning them to their usual state. This effect is also known as normalizing muscle tone.
So, massage helps to keep a healthy muscle tone, but there's more. An additional benefit of having toned muscles is that we will have greater mobility. That is, it will "let itself be stretched" instead of being stiff, and you will notice it in each movement. Having naturally relaxed muscles improves the quality of your sleep and quickens fatigue recovery after long hours of work.
The goal of removing pathogenic substances is to restore normal circulatory levels. This not only helps to keep the musculoskeletal system in good working order, but it also helps to eliminate harmful substances.
How Does it Work?
Neuromuscular massages base their effectiveness on specific types of muscle stimulation. The main purpose of this method is to stimulate muscle fibers to work and recover faster than the normal cycle of contraction and relaxation. This also applies to the tendons, and even the nerves can be stimulated so that they remember how to perform their function correctly.
To understand how all this works, let's talk about the specific functions that neuromuscular massage performs:
One of the symptoms that neuromuscular massage therapists treat with great attention is trigger points. It is about the exact point where fibers are dysfunctional and causing muscular pains.
The massage therapy technique in this case is based on keeping these pathological fibers pressed for about 30 seconds. During this time, the pressure is modulated so the patient feels a certain degree of discomfort (called taking you to the edge), don't panic it will disappear later. The pressure is then suddenly released, causing a large amount of blood to flow to the area, flushing out harmful substances. By suddenly increasing circulation, the fibers return to their normal healthy state.
Secondly, when we get a muscle or group of muscles to relax, we will also achieve an improvement in posture. In other words, we work on individual elements so that the whole work correctly.
This is why a contracture in the neck can give us lumbar problems. Although it seems that there is no connection, when a muscle is dysfunctional, the rest of the body tries to protect it. This leads us to adopt unnatural postures that can end up deteriorating other muscle groups.
Along with rest, neuromuscular massages come in handy to re-nourish the muscles. Again, we are talking about increasing circulation favored by the pressures and relaxations in the ill fibers.
This increase in blood —noticed when heat appears— also helps the muscles to hydrate and nourish themselves. In this way, they help us recover before intense sports sessions.
What Specific Ailments Can Neuromuscular Massage Treat?
Neuromuscular massage is beneficial for the following orthopedic and chronic pain conditions:
Rotator Cuff Pathologies
TMJ pain and dysfunction
Hip Pain/SI Joint Dysfunction
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Low Back Pain
Upper Back Pain
Headaches and Migraines
A benefit for athletes and desk-workers alike
Treating these ailments helps the patient have greater mobility and quality of life. Neuromuscular massage improves athletes' performance and desk-working sedentary persons who suffer from stiffness, cramps, or contractures due to poor or sustained posture and repetitive motions.
For good reason, neuromuscular massage therapy has been one of the most used techniques in the healing arts and medical settings for decades.
Our experienced licensed massage therapists in Jacksonville, Florida at The Wellness Hub are trained in neuromuscular massage therapy as well as other techniques to help get you out of pain. Our massage sessions are customized to your unique needs to help you feel better, increase mobility and get you back to the life you love!
You can learn more about our massage services and our massage therapists here.
These workshops will combine the deep healing and restoration of two complementary wellness practices: yoga nidra and acupuncture. Explore how relaxing and rejuvenating these ancient practices can be when combined together.
Your workshop hosts Kendra Lay, Licensed Acupuncture Physician, and Tamara Davidson, Certified Yoga Teacher, will guide you on a journey to heal and transform different elements and manifestations of stress.
Yoga Nidra is a sleep-based guided meditation that allows students to relax deeply and heal their body on the physical, emotional and mental levels. Yoga Nidra takes us into deep relaxation and then while in this state we use a variety of techniques to train our mind to be still and balance out the tensions we accumulate in daily life. One session of Yoga Nidra is equal to 3 or 4 hours of sleep.
Acupuncture is a holistic healing system based on the principles of Chinese Medicine - one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world. Tiny needles are inserted into the body to enhance the flow of energy, circulation and to calm the nervous system. Acupuncture addresses imbalances and restores harmony on mental, physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
These workshops are offered at The Wellness Hub located at 9086 Cypress Green Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32256. The class will be delivered in the community acupuncture room and you'll be seated in a comfy reclining chair. You'll receive an acupuncture point prescription to address the theme of the workshop and then as the needles do their work, you will be guided on a Yoga Nidra meditation for approximately 35-40 minutes. Wake up refreshed, rejuvenated and with new tools to move through the world with less stress and more peace.
All workshops are offered on Sundays from 2:00 to 3:30 pm.
Workshop 1: Sunday, April 10th - Yoga Nidra & Acupuncture for Deep Breathing to Reduce Stress and Release Tension
One of the most effective ways to reduce stress is through conscious breathing. In this workshop, we will be utilizing deep breathing techniques to decrease stress. Acupuncture points will be used to strengthen and enhance the communication between the lungs and the adrenal glands/kidneys to improve stress handling and breath.
Workshop 2: Sunday, May 15th - Yoga Nidra & Acupuncture for Happiness, Health & Immunity
Imbalance in the body can be linked to habitual stressful thoughts. This workshop is designed to strengthen the immune system and general sense of well-being through positive health-affirming intentions. Acupuncture points will be used to reduce stress, calm the nervous system, improve overall vitality and boost immunity.
Workshop 3: Sunday, June 12th - Yoga Nidra & Acupuncture for Balancing Worry & Cultivating a Peaceful Mind
How we respond to our thoughts can cause stress. This workshop is focused on lessening the reaction to stressful and worrying thoughts to promote peace of mind. Acupuncture points will be used for the spleen, which is in control of rumination, overthinking, and worry according to Chinese Medicine. Points will also be used to calm the mind and spirit.
Workshop 4: Sunday, July 10th - Yoga Nidra & Acupuncture for Lowering Cravings & Habits Fueled by Stress
Most habits begin when we are experiencing stress. This workshop intends to reduce the stress that drives us toward cravings and habits. Acupuncture points in the ear, which are known to help with both stress and cravings/addictive tendencies will be used. Other points will be used to reinforce calming of the mind and body.
INVESTMENT & REGISTRATION
Investment: $60 per session (must be prepaid) or you may purchase the whole series of 4 for $220 ($220 for the whole series - $55 per session)
Registration: Please call The Wellness Hub at 904-834-0740 to schedule and pre-pay for your desired workshop dates.
Online booking is also available. Make sure to register yourself for each date you'd like to attend. The credit card you put on file for the event will be charged after you register online.
Tamara Davidson, LMT, RYT, IHP
Tamara Davidson is a massage therapist, holistic health coach, dancer, energy worker and registered yoga teacher with multiple certifications in yoga nidra, yoga therapy, jaya yoga and more. An attentive listener, Tamara holds space. She creates a safe, comfortable and trusting environment to help students and clients relax and feel their best. Students and clients leave her feeling loved, cherished and energized. Learn more about Tamara on her website Taru Healing.
Kendra Lay, AP, ACN, LAc
Kendra Lay is a licensed acupuncture physician, a nationally certified herbalist and holds a certification as an applied clinical nutritionist. Her practice integrates acupuncture, self-care, nutrition, herbal medicine and lifestyle change to cultivate health and wellbeing in her patients' lives. Kendra is co-owner and the clinical director of The Wellness Hub, a holistic health center & organic spa in Jacksonville, FL.
The Wellness Hub Center for Integrative Medicine and Holistic Spa in Jacksonville, Florida