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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MASSAGE and MEDICAL MASSAGE:

The definition of massage is: The manipulation of the soft tissue of the human body with the hands, arms, elbows, or feet.

The definition of medical massage is: The application of physical medicine by a qualified massage therapist who practices in accordance with the standards of the American Medical Association, the applied physical medicine being deemed medically necessary and ordered by a physician who has diagnosed the patient and provided a treatment plan via prescription.

A therapist that practices a medical based massage uses palpation, active/passive range of motion testing, orthopedic special testing, as well as visual observation to provide a treatment protocol and assess the patient's progress. The therapist also provides documentation and may communicate with the treating physician. This documentation can be used by the patient to submit for reimbursement from their insurance company. The therapist has had extensive training in these areas above and beyond what is required for state licensing.

Medical Massage is not a general treatment. Rather, Medical Massage Therapy is applied as a specific manual therapy to the areas relating to the diagnoses provided by the primary care physician.

  • Medical Massage therapy is delivered to an anatomical region of the patient's body based upon soft tissue and joint exam findings and various other assessment procedures.
  • Medical Massage treatment plans involve several progressive steps or stages of manual therapy treatment whose goal is to correct abnormal conditions affecting the muscle-skeletal system while reducing or eliminating pain.
  • Medical Massage adopts the medical terminology, medical techniques and medical protocols used by the traditional allopathic, medical systems of health care.
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What is Neuromuscular Therapy or NMT?

Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is a form of massage. It is distinguished from other types of massage in that a quasi-static pressure is applied to the skin with the aim of stimulating specific areas of skeletal muscle. Often these areas of muscle are myofascial trigger points.

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is an innovative healing approach that combines the best soft tissue manipulation techniques of osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, trigger point therapy, and other fields. NMT uses massage techniques and flexibility stretching to balance the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, and eliminate the causes of neuromuscular pain. The therapy consists of using the fingers, knuckles, or elbow to apply alternating levels of pressure, which relax the affected muscles and increase circulation. This treatment enhances muscle and joint function, and can be combined with other modalities as part of a comprehensive program.

The application of NMT is dependent on several key factors:

  • The location of myofascial trigger points
  • Force has to be applied perpendicular to the skin surface if muscle is to be stimulated

During the last several decades, neuromuscular therapy (NMT) has emerged as a significant methodology for assessing, treating and preventing soft tissue injuries and chronic pain. NMT, a series of manual treatment protocols based on the practitioner’s skill, anatomy knowledge and precise palpatory application, has found its home, not only in the treatment rooms of massage therapy, but also in occupational and physical therapy, nursing, naprapathic, chiropractic, osteopathic and physical medicine clinics worldwide, as well as in many forward-looking Primary Care practices.

With a foothold planted in both holistic and traditional medicine, NMT emerged in both Europe and North America almost simultaneously over the last half-century. The theoretical basis of all the modern NMT protocols are similar since they are each rooted soundly in physiological principles.

In 2000, NMT made Olympic History at the Sydney Olympic games when John Sharkey became the first Neuromuscular Therapist to be included in an Olympic medical team as a fully accredited Olympic medical team member. Individual countries usually are accompanied by their own medical doctors of differing specialties and physiotherapists / physical therapists to address musculoskeletal injuries both acute and chronic. Teams will often bring a sports massage practitioner, a chiropractor or osteopath but these excellent therapies have always remained outside full accreditation status. NMT is an important aspect of the Irish Olympic medical team since that time.

In the hands of a qualified therapist, NMT may eliminate the cause of acute or chronic myofascial, muscular or osseous pain and discomfort. Through the application of neuromuscular techniques, which include soft tissue manipulations, intra-oral tissue release, myofascial release, positional release, muscle energy techniques, cranial manipulation and trigger point therapy, homoeostasis is restored between the nervous system, osseous system and soft tissue systems. NTC also embraces modalities utilizing dry needling and frequency specific micro current approaches but this is not part of NMT American Version.

Neuromuscular therapy enhances the function of joints, muscles, and the general arthrokinematics of the body. NMT can improve healing by facilitating the return of appropriate core (lumbo-pelvic-hip) muscle function throughout the entire kinetic chain. A special focus is given to the treatment of trigger points, local ischemia, neural interferences, postural and biomechanical dysfunctions, nutritional factors and emotional well being.

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