Hurts So Good Massage

Neuromuscular Massage Therapy in Birmingham, AL

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Muscle spasms and pain can be debilitating. Neuromuscular massage therapy (NMT) has been recognized by the American Academy of Pain Management as an effective treatment for back pain caused by soft tissue injury. An NMT therapist will apply firm, consistent pressure on areas of the body affected by muscle spasm to relax the muscle and help it release its lactic acid, which is causing the pain and soreness. Once the lactic acid is released, blood and oxygen can properly enter the muscle, reducing the muscle soreness. During the Hurts So Good Massage, our therapists will apply pressure to the body using fingers, knuckles and elbows. Although the pressure can feel painful at first, it will typically alleviate the muscle spasm. Let your therapist know if the level of pressure is comfortable. It should be classified as a “good hurt.” This is THE massage option for acute pain in the neck, shoulders and low back. 

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Neuromuscular massage therapy in Birmingham, AL utilizes alternating levels of concentrated pressure directly on the muscle spasm. Pressure is applied to the body using fingers, knuckles, and elbows.

 

The pressure from NMT can feel painful at first, but it typically will alleviate the muscle spasm. Once the spasm has been alleviated, it is important to communicate with your massage therapist about the level of pressure. NMT pressure should never be overly painful, but should be able to be classified as a “good hurt.”

IS Neuromuscular MASSAGE RIGHT FOR ME?

We recommend NMT for people who are experiencing pain associated with:

  • Lower back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Shoulder pain

  • Carpal tunnel

  • Sciatica

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Tendonitis

  • Other similar muscular pains

We provide Neuromuscular Massage Therapy at our Homewood location and Hoover location.