What is Neuromuscular aka Medical Massage?

Neuromuscular massage therapy, also known as medical massage, is a technique which focuses on realigning the deepest muscle tissue and connective tissue layers. This includes scar tissue, tendons, and fascial layers; the protective areas which surround your joints, muscles, and bones.

It is used to concentrate on specific areas to help restore balance, relieve muscular tension, correct holding patterns, and reduce or eliminate pain.  Therapeutic pressure is used and measured as a “hurts good” sensation.  Client feedback is encouraged and is a vital ingredient to medical massage.

How Is this Technique Performed?

Neuromuscular massage therapy involves a hands-on approach using a combination of six different techniques. They include: Skin Rolling warms the superficial fascia and helps to release fascial adhesions; Myofascial Release (sculpting and cleansing) is performed with minimal massage cream in order to stretch the deeper myofascial layers surrounding the muscles, this allows the muscles to return to a healthy resting length;  Cross-fiber Massage releases deep fascial restrictions and locates trigger points; Trigger Point Pressure Release helps eliminate Trigger Points that refer pain to other areas by holding static pressure on tender points (For example, specific areas in the upper shoulders and neck can cause headaches); Effleurage – a long gliding stroke; and Petrissage – the use of kneading and compression similar to kneading dough.  Neuromuscular Therapy techniques are usually combined with Deep Tissue Massage and/or are available in 30 minute increments to address specific conditions.

During this type of Neuromuscular massage therapy, the client will be undressed and covered by a sheet or towel while lying comfortably faced down on a massage table with your head in a u-shaped head rest and face up. The practitioner will perform the massage using massage cream, and only uncover the portion of your body they are working on.


Why should I be interested in Neuromuscular Therapy/Medical Massage?
Neuromuscular Therapy is helpful for anyone with new or chronic pain. It is used to address various aches, pains, and issues including but not limited to:

  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle Tension
  • Posture problems
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Headaches, Migraines
  • Restricted mobility
  • Recovery from automobile accidents
  • Recovery from sport injuries or falls
  • Pain associated with Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Sprains or Spasms
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (i.e. Carpel tunnel, tennis elbow, thoracic outlet syndrome, etc.)
  • Insomnia
  • Joint pain
  • Sprains or Stiffness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fatigue and Low Energy Issues

What Are the Benefits of Neuromuscular Therapy/Medical Massage?
Neuromuscular Therapy/Medical Massage is greatly beneficial for reducing and eliminating pain, limited mobility and tension relief. However, this technique also addresses a number of other health issues, including but not limited to:

  • Pain Relief
  • Eliminates Trigger Points and Referred Pain
  • Stretches Muscles and Connective Tissue
  • Increases the Range of Joint Motion
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Helps Remove and Prevent Adhesion Formations
  • Increasing Oxygen Levels in the Blood
  • Decreasing Muscle Toxins
  • Increases Circulation
  • Improves Flexibility
  • Eases Tension
  • Improves Muscle Tone
  • Aid in Lymphatic Circulation
  • Speed Up Toxin Elimination
  • Helps with the Movement of Waste in the Intestines
  • Promotes Happiness and Other Wellbeing


How Much Does Neuromuscular Therapy/Medical Massage Cost?

Neuromuscular Therapy pricing is based on the length of time of your massage. It is available in 30, 60, 90, and 120 minute sessions. Discounts and specials can be found on the pricing page. General pricing for each Neuromuscular Massage session is listed below.

Massage Session Cost
30 Minutes $40.00
60 Minutes $65.00
90 Minutes $85.00
120 Minutes $110.00


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Our Mission

I am dedicated to listening with my heart, hands and ears. I am committed to responding with compassionate care and skill to meet each person’s needs to the very best of my ability. The opportunity to help someone feel better, with less pain and more movement is one of the greatest gifts of my life.

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Wendy Carroll, lmt
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Northglenn, CO 80234

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