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Shoulder Massage

PNMT - Precision Neuro muscular Therapy

It is an energetic hug and emotional support in a way that other styles simply don't offer. 

PNMT Massage Therapy Virginia Beach

"Precision Neuromuscular Therapy is hard to say and sounds super boring, why should you take a precious minute of your day and 2 brain cells to learn what this thing is all about? Does it hold the meaning of life or something? Possibly. That and because in lieu of an elaborate series of posts I was planning, to lay it all out in all it's excruciating glorious detail, I opted to spare you and offer this 1 simple post. PNMT is a specialized massage style that is not commonly offered, and 1 of the many reasons to book your massage at Inner Element" - Inner Element FB post

So what is so special about Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT)?

In my view, it what really sets me apart from other therapists in Virginia Beach. It is a highly detailed type of bodywork, so it can take significantly more time than other modalities. A typical 60 minute full-body massage will only include 15-20 minutes of PNMT in main areas of concern. I can do a pretty thorough back, neck and shoulder only massage in 60 minutes that is closer to 45-50 minutes of PNMT.


PNMT is a type of massage therapy that is used to treat soft tissue pain and dysfunction. It is a highly specialized form of neuromuscular therapy that involves the application of specific, targeted pressure to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments to relieve pain and improve range of motion.


I use a variety of techniques to locate and treat trigger points, which are areas of tight, hypersensitive muscle tissue that can cause pain and discomfort. By applying precise pressure to these areas, I am able to release tension and restore normal muscle function by rebooting the  nerve that signals that muscle from the brain. 

Inner Element Precision Neuromuscular Massage Therapy Virginia Beach

I have used PNMT to treat a variety of soft tissue conditions, including chronic pain, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, back pain, and sports injuries. It is best used in conjunction with other therapies, such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, or acupuncture, to achieve optimal and long lasting results.


It is important to note that PNMT is a specialized form of massage therapy that requires advanced training and certification. It is typically performed by licensed massage therapists who have undergone extensive training in the technique, and it is surprisingly not common. It is highly effective and is my preferred style of massage to both give an receive. 


Lastly, I would like to share something that is my favorite aspect of this technique. PNMT is considered a ‘medical-style’ massage therapy. This makes it sound cold because it is so technical, the truth is that in practice it’s the opposite. When you get a muscle massaged where so much care and attention is given inch by inch, the attachments as well as the belly of the muscle, different angles of pressure in the same spot, it is like your body really being heard for the first time. We have all had conversations where the other person isn’t really listening or understanding and responding in an appropriate way. How good does it feel when you talk to someone who seems to truly see deep inside and understand you? This is exactly what is the real power of this technique for me. It is an energetic hug and emotional support in a way that other styles simply don't offer. 

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