Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a type of soft tissue manual therapy. Through science-based research and guided by clinical experience, the hands-on techniques found in NMT focus on treating acute and chronic pain and dysfunction in the body. If you suffer from constant pain, NMT may be an effective form of treatment.
WHAT CAUSES MYOFASCIAL PAIN AND DYSFUNCTION?
Most pain and dysfunction in the body are caused by three factors: biomechanical, biochemical, and/or psychosocial. A person generally has more than one factor present in their body contributing to a source of pain. Most modalities address one factor, but neuromuscular therapy aims to address all three categories which make it an extremely effective technique for chronic pain sufferers.
NMT reeducates the neuromuscular system to bring the body out of pain.
THROUGH HANDS-ON ASSESSMENTS, A NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPIST WILL ADDRESS:
- tight tissue that is reducing blood flow (also called ischemia)
- hypersensitive points on the muscle that cause referred pain (trigger points)
- nerve compression and entrapment
- postural awareness and address how the body is as a whole
- perpetuating life factors such as stress, hydration, nutrition, and breathing patterns.
Neuromuscular therapists have an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and the psychological factors that create pain due to the training program associated with this type of therapy. NMT is a highly effective therapy for those experiencing chronic or on-going pain.
MEET OUR NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY EXPERTS
Massage Therapist (Sub)
Bio/Qualifications Michelle Metzler, NCBTMB is a nationally certified massage therapist and has been a member of the American Massage Therapy Association for nine years. She received her training in Wisconsin at Blue Sky Educational Foundation. In addition, she has also earned a certification in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy. Michelle specializes in therapy for the relief of pain, increasing range of motion, and performance enhancement. Her extensive knowledge of anatomy, hard work, and energy has given her the opportunity to work with many world class athletes and performers. For the past four years, Michelle had been traveling and working as part of the medical team for Riverdance. Not only has she worked with dancers, singers, and musicians, she has also in the past worked with professional and Olympic athletes. She could not be happier with her decision to move to Austin and looks forward to continuing her passion of helping and caring for others through massage therapy and baking!
Licensed Massage Therapist
Joined the CHF Team in: 2006
Massage Therapist & Master Trainer
Rachael specializes in neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue sports massage, and myofascial and trigger point therapy. She received massage training in a nationally accredited 750 hour program at the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutic in 2001. In 2003, Rachael earned Neuromuscular Therapy certification with the founder of the International Academy of Neuromuscular Therapies, Judith Delaney. Rachael is currently in the process of becoming qualified to help assist in teaching the classes with Judith Delaney.
For the last two and a half years, Rachael has been massaging professional, Olympic, University of Texas, amateur, and weekend warrior athletes. In order to understand the process of injury more clearly and how to educate the client about how to help themselves, Rachael earned her Personal Training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2007. She is a self-proclaimed education junky who enjoys painting, exercising, and spending time with family. Before becoming a massage therapist, Rachael was a middle school teacher for ten years and in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer Kinesiotape practitioner
Joined the CHF team in: 2008
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One-on-one sessions are only available to book online at this time. To book a duo, trio, or group please contact Rachael
Master Trainer + Massage Therapist
Thomas Damron is a Board Certified Structural Integration Practitioner, certified Neuromuscular Therapist and NSCA certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. After years of chronic pain and recurring injuries, Thomas sought the help of a knowledgeable massage therapist and personal trainer who helped him move better, gain strength, and take control of his overall health. This experience sparked a passion to help others find a pain-free, active life, and inspired a fascination with all things bodywork and movement-related. His goal as a therapist and trainer is to provide long-term solutions to pain and injury conditions through personalized and effective strategies. He believes that everyone has the ability to move freely, feel better and pursue any athletic endeavor with confidence and without fear of injury.
When not at Castle Hill, Thomas can be found playing upright bass in country and jazz bands in and around Austin.
Board Certified Structural Integrator
Certified Neuromuscular Therapist
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
RKC Certified Kettlebell trainer
Joined the CHF team in: 2015
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One-on-one sessions are only available to book online at this time. To book a duo, trio, or group please contact Thomas
After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Illinois, Lindsay and her best friend escaped the Midwest winters and moved to Austin in 2003. She obtained her LMT certification from Lauterstein Conway Massage School that same year and shortly thereafter found herself aiding athletes from around the sports world. Since 2004, Lindsay has treated everyone from Olympians to teams from University of Texas along with people of all ages and bodies. The passion to understand what her clients were going through led to Lindsay becoming a marathon runner, triathlete, and a coach for the local running group, Austin Fit.
With a lifelong desire to learn, Lindsay continues to study multiple fields of bodywork and has obtained certifications in Neuromuscular Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Advanced Myofascial Release, and NASM personal training. She has also completed several courses in Craniosacral therapies. Along with her pursuit of education, Lindsay enjoys adventures with her family including exploring the outdoors, cooking, concerts, film, and travel.
Certifications: Licensed Massage Therapist
Joined the CHF Team in: 2017
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