What Is Precision Neuromuscular Therapy?
PNMT is a scientific approach to treating people with muscular discomfort and pain. Using highly skilled touch, a Precision Neuromuscular Therapist investigates your source of pain noting temperature and firmness of the tissue, sensitivity to pain, postural distortion, and the state of muscle tone and contraction.
PNMT can help with but is not limited to the following conditions: Sciatica, Back Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Frozen Shoulder, Scoliosis, Whiplash and TMJ. This type of massage involves a discussion with the client to determine what type of pain they are having and where it is coming from. What comes next are tests and measurements of the muscles to determine which muscle is the possible source of pain. Once the source of the pain has been identified, the therapist then treats the muscles involved specifically.
Massage vs PNMT
Many people ask what the difference is between PNMT and massage. The goal of PNMT is very results-based rather than focusing on general relaxation. People who come in for PNMT have a very specific reason for seeking this service. The pain they are experiencing is often connected with certain movements or activities. This may be due to a recent injury or perhaps something that has been a source of discomfort for a long period of time. The goal of PNMT is to discover and eliminate the reason for discomfort.
In massage it is common to address all major muscle groups, with equal time allotted to each area of the body. In PNMT, the work is extremely thorough but limited to the areas involved. This focus is incredibly relaxing and satisfying, as most people have never experienced such thorough treatment and attention to the areas of concern.
Attire is often different for a PNMT session since movement is part of the process used to determine which muscle to treat. The client needs enough clothing to make movement possible. For men, this might be a pair of shorts, for females this may mean a pair of shorts and a sports bra.
Does Everyone Need PNMT?
Tell us what your needs are and we will create the perfect session for you. Based on the information you provide, we can choose from an array of massage styles/modalities in order to get you the best results for your needs. PNMT may be the perfect solution for you, but you may need something totally different. There is no cookie cutter method for choosing what fits each person needs best. Each session is yours, so tell us what you need.