After an optional postural assessment, the massage therapist decreases pain with a healing neuromuscular-therapy massage
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- $64.50 for one 90-minute neuromuscular-therapy massage ($120 value)
Lucy Dean, LMT, NMT, MMT. MT036278
Most Popular Service: Massage/bodywork to treat pain/problems
Brands Used: None, I use my hands & occ. olive oil
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Be prepared to explain where pain & problems are & what your activity is.
Q&A with Lucy Dean, LMT, NMT, MMT, Neuromuscular Therapist
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
Generally, area specific work is done with my hands & fingers. Occasionally oil with lavender & peppermint is used
Do you use any products or brands you’re particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
What’s the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
I do not work in the beauty or spa industry
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn’t cover?
Treatment sessions are individualized, using several modalities, including mainly Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release techniques, Trigger Point, CranioSacral, & Reiki. Neuromuscular therapy is defined in the student manual at the Academy of Somatic Healing Arts as:
“Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a scientific theory based on recognized physiological laws and associated principles. The goal of NMT is to achieve homeostasis between the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. It combines the scientific applications of properly applied pressure, gentle ranges of motion and stretches for the purpose of relieving pain, normalizing muscle tone, restoring postural balance and achieving restorative benefits for the entire system”.
This is from a brochure I created:
Neuromuscular Therapy sessions are a little bit different than a typical massage session. Your therapist will assess you by means of your complaints, history, medical diagnosis, injuries, activities, and by taking measurements. Testing may include evaluating your posture, range of motion, muscle strength testing, observing how you walk, visual assessment, measuring your hip height and pelvic alignment, and by how your muscle tissues feel. Communication with your therapist is very important before, during, and after treatment.
Neuromuscular therapy techniques are not experimental. Many years of research have been devoted to this work. Although different than a general massage, your treatment sessions may consist of Swedish massage, gentle ranges of motion and stretching, myofascial release, heat or cold applications, slow gliding strokes, various pressures, and NMT protocols. Treatment will include a plan of care for that session, and any continued care. Problems may resolve in one treatment, or may need several sessions. Care is goal-outcome oriented. Suggestions may be given for exercises or stretching for you to do, modifications for your work station, or vitamin/nutritional supplementation. It is also very important to drink water after NMT work has been done, as some of the work is deep tissue and can facilitate tissue detoxification. Water helps to flush this out.