What IS Neuromuscular Therapy, anyway?

In short, Neuromuscular Massage Therapy is a highly specialized form of medical massage therapy that specifically treats pain in a corrective manner for a long-term solution, not just a few hours. Have you every had a deep tissue massage for pain and you end up feeling worse after a few hours? It’s a very common … Continue reading

What are Trigger Points? They are more than knots!

Trigger points are little nodules in tight bands of muscle tissue. They are palpable “knots” that feel like grains of rice or small peas in tight muscle. They create a pain pattern that can be dull, aching, or sharp, and cause the muscle to contract. The pain  can radiate around the trigger point, or it can refer … Continue reading

Hip Labrum Surgery Recovery – Two Years Later

It’s been over two years since my hip labrum surgery for labral tear and complex FAI. I’m happy to report that I am still mostly pain free and am back to most of the activities I did prior to my injury. I say “mostly pain free” because there are days and weeks that my hip … Continue reading

We’re hiring! We are looking for our next Rockstar therapist

  We are seeking a “rockstar”,  experienced therapist who has a passion for trigger point work,  interest in Neuromuscular Therapy, and a goal of working with clients who have medical conditions. The ideal candidate has a minimum of 2-3 years experience as an LMT utilizing trigger point therapy in sessions, has a desire to become … Continue reading

Massage: 5 Reasons To Make That Appointment Now…

  5 Reasons To Make That Massage Appointment Now… When was your last massage? Can’t remember? We get it. Life is really, really busy. Even the weeks and weekends you say are “free”, trying to make no formal commitments, things pop up – friends want to have dinner together. Your kids want to have a playdate with … Continue reading

Migraines: A different type of head pain

This is the last post in our series about headaches. Today I’m talking about the migraine. Migraines are usually debilitating, one sided headaches that can cause nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity, and a phenomenon called “auras” in which there are floaters or a waterfall over the vision. Migraines are considered vascular headaches and happen when there is … Continue reading

Posture headaches, text neck and your computer

Part two: Posture related headaches According to Eric Christensen, DPT at Chandler Physical Therapy at his headache workshop, a common pattern that exacerbates headaches is called “upper crossed posture”. We call it “head forward posture”, or you may have also heard it called “text neck”. The shoulders are rounded forward, the neck is stretched out … Continue reading

Headaches: Stress-related headaches and solutions

Part one – Stress and tension At The Neuromuscular Studio, we see many many clients who have frequent headaches – everything from stress-induced tension headaches to injury-related whiplash headaches to debilitating chronic migraines. I recently attended a workshop at Chandler Physical Therapy where Eric Christensen, DPT reminded me of a few things about headaches. I’d … Continue reading

Three Tips for Less Stress This Holiday Season! (3 of 3)

Tip #3: The importance of Self-Care   We all know we should take better care of ourselves throughout the Holidays, but with most of our non-work time being allotted to social engagements of the Season, it’s difficult to truly take care of ourselves in the ways that are best for our bodies. Dehydration, poor diet … Continue reading

Three Tips for Less Stress This Holiday Season! (2 of 3)

Tip #2: It’s okay to say NO – Setting Boundaries   Let’s face it, the Holiday season is full of so many invites and so little time. From Thanksgiving dinners, to Christmas parties to New Year’s Eve soirees, you may find every possible morning, noon, and night filled on every weekend if you’re not careful. … Continue reading