NMT is more medically based than many other massage modalities. We use structural analysis and charting to record imbalances in the body. These tools provide “road maps” for unraveling dysfunction in the body. When used in a reproducible manner, it can offer evidence of change and progress in our clients. Charting can tell us where to work in the body and why; we share this information with our clients so that they can understand what is going on in their body and be an active participant towards change.
NMT requires client participation during sessions as well as outside of sessions. We want feedback from our clients while we are working in order to ensure that we are…
Working within a comfortable level of pressure:
“On a scale of 1 to 10, what level is this sensation?”
Finding and affecting trigger points:
“What do you feel when I press here?”
“Where does that refer?”
“Tell me when it changes?”
Continuing client progress outside of sessions:
“Tonight I would suggest that you drink water and put ice on the areas that we worked today.”
“Here are a few stretches that I can recommend that will address the restrictions you are experiencing.”
Keeping in mind that our suggestions as Certified Massage Therapists are just that, it is beyond our scope of practice to diagnose or prescribe anything.
We encourage those who have not found long term solutions to their pain and dysfunction to ask about our NMT services. We dedicate our work to locating the source of referred pain and eliminating it. We treat the problem, not the symptom!