Neuromuscular therapist attaches tape to client’s shoulder during massage treatmentNeuromuscular therapy is a highly specialized massage treatment designed to correct movement dysfunction and relieve pain through a variety of manual techniques. This advanced massage therapy requires comprehensive training with experienced teachers. The Praxis Institute offers neuromuscular therapy training in our Advanced Therapeutic Sports and Clinical Massage program. We welcome students in the Miami, FL, area who want to pursue a career in massage therapy at two convenient campus locations.

What Is Neuromuscular Therapy?

Neuromuscular therapy is a beneficial massage technique that is medical in nature. It uses specific manual movements to address pain and discomfort in soft tissues. Practitioners are well-versed in anatomy and physiology and are trained to examine the root causes of the pain.

Clients may unwittingly continue behaviors, patterns, postures, and other factors that contribute to the extent and duration of body pain. Neuromuscular massage therapists often can make connections that help their clients correct these factors, as well as apply effective massage for lengthening muscles, relaxing connective tissue, and releasing muscle tension using myofascial trigger points. These two goals—determining factors that may be preserving the painful condition and using manual techniques to relieve pain—are realized through careful examination and practiced techniques. In this way, neuromuscular therapy helps clients with restricted blood flow and trapped or pressured nerves as well as assists clients with muscle relaxation through myofascial trigger release.

When Is Neuromuscular Therapy Recommended?

Clients who have suffered repetitive stress injuries or traumatic injuries will benefit from neuromuscular therapy. Those who experience chronic pain also can find relief with a program of neuromuscular massage therapy. Here are a few of the conditions for which neuromuscular therapy is recommended:

  • Hip and knee pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Carpal tunnel symptoms
  • Tendonitis and leg cramps
  • Sports injuries and muscle pain
  • Headaches, including temporomandibular joint pain
  • Back pain, including sciatica

What Types of Clients May Benefit?

All clients seeking relief from pain that is chronic, stems from an injury, or is related to biomechanical dysfunction may benefit from neuromuscular therapy. Practitioners are uniquely positioned to work with medical professionals and alternative practitioners to reduce pain and foster rehabilitation for clients of all types. Neuromuscular therapists may work with medical doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and others in the healing professions for comprehensive treatment regimens that truly benefit their clients.

Why Teach Neuromuscular Therapy in the Advanced Massage Program?

Our massage school offers students many tools for success with the advanced massage diploma program. The Praxis Institute provides a strong basis for the study and practice of massage therapy and teaches a variety of advanced techniques and therapies, including neuromuscular therapy. In addition to a thorough study of human anatomy and physiology, students learn the following types of massage:

  • Deep tissue
  • Electro-stimulation
  • Laser
  • Ultrasound
  • Spa therapies
  • Holistic manual lymphatic drainage

Advance Your Practice of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a fulfilling career choice that helps clients feel better every day. Participating in the health and wellness of your community can be both gratifying and profitable. The Praxis Institute helps students in the Miami, FL, area achieve competence and confidence in massage therapy, and our experienced teaching staff encourages students every step of the way. The curriculum includes hands-on clinical training, where students perform services for clients to perfect their techniques and abilities. We also offer extensive continuing education opportunities.

Why Learn Neuromuscular Therapy at The Praxis Institute?

When students are accepted into the advanced massage therapy program at The Praxis Institute, they can begin right away, with start dates every week. This program offers students state-of-the-art training in modern massage techniques and principles, including neuromuscular massage, while training under the supervision of professional massage therapy teachers.

Achieve Career Success With Massage Therapy Certification

In addition to the opportunity to gain certification in neuromuscular therapy, graduates of our advanced massage diploma program are prepared to complete a test for either the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) or the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) licensing exam (MBLEx).

At The Praxis Institute, students in the Miami, FL, area find an advanced massage program that offers flexibility and excellent value. Financial aid is available for students who qualify, and our Career Services department assists students, graduates, and alumni. If you are interested in pursuing a career in massage therapy that’s interesting, interactive, and in-demand, contact us today.