Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a specialised form of Bodywork which aims to produce a long-term change over a series of sessions. It works on the basis that much of the pain and tension we hold is, in fact, a result of ‘holding’ in the nervous system and that by retraining the nervous system we can deactivate painful spots (trigger points) and release long-term tension and restrictions in movement. Often, pain in one area comes from a trigger point somewhere else in the body, and this kind of therapy can be used to discover and deactivate these points, which you probably didn’t know existed! Neuromuscular Therapy releases these points and lengthens shortened and tight muscles. These problems can be discovered by touch, and by assessing your posture, walking and standing, and taking into account the balance of various muscles and joints. This enables the therapist to work with the whole body, discovering how dysfunction in one area of the body can cause problems in another.