Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
The neuromuscular therapy used in Serenity Spa and Wellness Center is called Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT) and was learned through training given by Douglas Nelson, the creator of PNMT and a licensed Massage Therapist who has been in practice since 1977. What makes PNMT special is the way it approaches soft-tissue therapy. It is much more than a technique or modality, PNMT is really a way of thinking, applying clinical reasoning in soft-tissue therapy. Gary has completed over 100 hours of training in PNMT, completed two case studies and a research subject to earn his certification in PNMT (CNMT). What separates PNMT from other treatments is that:
PNMT is deductive. For every symptom you have, there are multiple possible causes. How can we get to the most likely source as efficiently as possible? That is what PNMT concentrates on.
PNMT is science based, not philosophically based. CNMT have conducted many clinical research studies relevant to the work and are always combing the literature to find more.
PNMT is client based. Since the causes for every symptom can be different, you should get a session created exactly for you, rather than a routine or recipe. PNMT is centered on problem-solving, which is challenging and requires a much greater skill set from the therapist. A CNMT has to be flexible in our treatment approach. We will consider multiple treatment options, exploring each until the correct one is clear, and then apply a focused treatment. Because of how this treatment targets a specific muscle or muscles to address a problem, the first therapy session is an hour long to allow for tests and treatment, follow-up treatments are normally 30 minutes.
Some examples of common conditions that NMT is successful with include, but is not limited to: Low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, headaches/migraines, TMJ dysfunction, whiplash injuries, frozen shoulder, sciatica, osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, tendonitis, bursitis, muscles spasms, cramps, strains, postural distortions… and many more! The treatment is non-invasive and often done with you wearing typical gym clothes or a hospital patient gown.
$40 – 30 minutes
$65 – 60 minutes (Initial appointment is always 60 minutes)