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Neuro-Muscular Transmission (NMT) is a simple technique using gentle touch or no direct contact. It is a process of reprogramming designed to bring about fundamental change on a physical, emotional and psychological level. The aim of the treatment is to restore the mind and body as far as possible to its original state by accessing the internal communication systems. The NMT practitioner acts as a facilitator in this process.
A comprehensive consultation prior to treatment will determine the approach to be taken, physical or emotional. You remain clothed throughout in a comfortable position lying, sitting, even standing. The therapist is guided intuitively to lay hands on your body. This can be confusing for it may not always correspond to the site of your pain! Your brain registers the contact through the nervous system and a process of reprogramming begins.
It is a highly complex process. The brain assesses the problem in relation to its ‘original blueprint’. The ‘positional release’ mechanism will start a process of reversal to resolve the problem. This is a natural process we use every time we are in pain. We move quite naturally into a ‘position of ease‘ and our pain disappears. The brain registers this and releases the tension from the corresponding muscles. This process will be repeated many times during a session. The therapist’s role is to follow these movements and hold the body in position while the brain registers the change.
The treatment may include the whole body or specific areas. No two treatments are ever the same. If no change occurs - no matter how small - within 2-3 treatments, the therapist must question - is this the right treatment for this problem? or is there an emotional / psychological problem creating physical symptoms?
During the session you may feel:
- very relaxed, even drift off to sleep
- tenderness in certain areas
- soft tissue moving although there is little to see on the surface
- a sensation of air or water flowing through the body
The experiences are many and varied. Your therapist would have a comprehensive list.
The process has three different stages:
- Resolution of a problem which may be acute or chronic
- Support through a transitional period while the body adjusts to the changes that have taken place
- Maintenance if the problem is aggravated by work or activity placing excessive strain on any one area
Sessions are normally one hour in length. Treatments are usually 1-2 weeks apart initially, extending to further apart once the basic problem has been resolved. The number of treatments required will be determined by the length of time the problem has been there (some go back 40 years!) and the lifestyle of the client. Generally speaking it is not long term work.
Physical conditions Neuro-Muscular Transmission can help:
- musculo-skeletal pain as a result of sports or impact injuries
- restricted mobility
- back pain
- frozen shoulders
- sinus problems
- hearing impairment
- visual disturbances
- digestive disorders
- arthritic conditions
- infertility problems
NMT is gentle and non-invasive. It is suitable for all age groups from babies to the elderly and infirm including the chronically and terminally ill.
On an emotional level, NMT helps with depression, bereavement, stress, fear, anxiety, anger and relationship problems. Treatment is then focused on the head or in the energy field. Information will be transmitted to the therapist’s mind in the form of colour, symbols, emotions, physical sensations, pictures or words. During this time you may feel nothing other than a deep state of relaxation, aware of everything around you but detached in a very pleasant way.
Afterwards feedback is given to you with a possible analysis of the information. This can give you ideas which help you understand why you feel as you do and help develop a growing awareness enabling you to avoid similar situations in the future.
The mental communication through NMT is particularly useful in understanding the emotional states and specific needs of people where there are language barriers: young children, those with learning difficulties, immigrants, stroke victims, or those in coma.
The therapy itself helps rebalance your emotional state releasing difficult emotions and the thinking that goes with them so that you start to feel your true self again. The process of adjustment continues for up to two days after each treatment and normally a small number of regular treatments are required to achieve the change desired.
NMT is not a cure all. It has its limitations but it can resolve many problems effectively and efficiently on a fundamental level. “The seeds of our potential lie within us awaiting germination. NMT can be our gardener.”