Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is the utilization of static pressure on specific myofascial points to relieve pain. This technique manipulates soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons and connective tissue) to balance the central nervous system. NMT stabilizes low level of neurological activity to maintain normal function and overall health.
Myofascial Release (MFR) involves the use of sustained pressure into fascial (connective tissue) restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. The fascia is the most superficial layer of tissue and when it adheres to the deeper layer of muscle beneath it, pain syndromes can often result. Little to no use of oil is common during this technique.
Medical Massage is when the practitioner works off a physician's prescription to address specific injuries, pathologies and rehabilitation. A variety of techniques may be used during the treatment, but focus is on the specific areas of the body related to the medical diagnosis; it is an adjunct to medical treatment.