Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) was made popular by Paul St. John and it is a massage modality that focuses on the treatment of trigger points.
They are called trigger points because they can refer pain to another part of the body.
Trigger points are painful points located within taut bands of muscle, hypertonicity, and are treated primarily with the application of sustained, usually static pressure. Sometimes this is referred to as ischemic pressure and can vary from very light to heavy depending on the stage of development of the trigger point. Through the softening of trigger points, NMT aims to reduce chronic pain, increase range of motion, and correct postural distortions.
This particular technique is a bit more painful because we’re getting down deep into the muscle tissue to break it up and increase blood flow. For the first timer a Swedish massage might be the best technique. You can also book for two and enjoy a couples massage.