What Is Precision Neuromuscular Therapy?
PNMT is a scientific approach to treating 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, Headaches, and TMJD. This type of massage involves a discussion with your therapist to determine what type of pain you are having and where it is coming from. Your therapist may conduct muscle strength tests or other analysis to pinpoint which muscle or muscles are the possible sources of your 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 results not necessarily relaxation. People who come in for PNMT have a very specific reason for seeking treatment. 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 a PNMT session is to discover and eliminate the reason for discomfort.
In a 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?
PNMT is most suited for those clients experiencing acute or chronic pain. Your therapist can incorporate a few minutes of PNMT into an integrative or custom massage session. 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.