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What is Neuromuscular Release?

Neuromassage Bodywork

Neuromuscular Release incorporates deep yet gentle techniques for correcting unhealthy chronic tension patterns and structural imbalances. Developed by Langdon Roberts, M.A., CMT, this work combines current theories of neuroscience with therapeutic bodywork to ‘teach’ the client’s nervous system how to achieve and maintain the physiology of relaxation. It is used to re-educate and encourage the nervous system to allow release rather than to resist it.

The therapist uses slow and deep pressure, motion, and traction to promote release and to retrain the neuromuscular circuits into a new healthy pattern. What makes Neuromuscular Release unique is the pattern, sequence, intent, and application of the strokes as they relate to the neuromuscular connection. It focuses on the part of the nervous system responsible for how we experience touch, including pain, and it is especially helpful for clients with chronic pain or anxiety.

Here are the therapists at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto who offer Neuromuscular Release bodywork.