Understanding Muscle Tightness Issues – Are You Aware of ‘Over-Facilitation’?
Living with chronic muscle pain can be frustrating, especially if traditional approaches like heat / ice therapy, hydration, stretching, anti-inflammatory agents, or massage and other therapies provide only temporary relief. Are you a therapist who serve clients who struggle with chronic pain due to muscle tightness?
A good number of therapists are frustrated when tight muscles will not release despite their best efforts. This is because there are underlying causes which they might be unaware of.
Muscles that are resistant to relaxation are usually over-facilitated, meaning they are working harder than necessary to function normally. This occurs when they have lost their bandwidth to perform their work. They begin to ‘borrow’ energy from nearby muscles which can result in the ‘borrower’ developing an over-compensated state. The situation involves the agonist, the antagonist, synergist and fixator muscles being in a state of imbalance in relation to one another. Additionally, nerve impulses end up getting stuck at an inappropriate set-point. This can be a complex challenge to resolve unless you have a systematic approach to fix it.
Studies have shown muscle testing is helpful when providing therapy because it can identify muscles that are not functioning optimally. However, a lot of people who use basic muscle testing skills have missed out on identifying over-facilitation situations and aren’t even aware how simple it is to restore harmony to the body.
Individuals who know how to apply the modality called Muscle Tuning™ know how to satisfy clients by tuning up muscles from head to foot. They improve overall physical function, vitality and the sense of well-being. The process reduces inappropriate tension across joints and lowers or removes pain in muscle tissues. This modality is consistently successful at reducing chronic pain in large part because it finds and takes care of over-facilitated muscles.
Muscle Tuning employs bioenergetic muscle testing. This complements traditional physical and massage therapy because it is more sensitive at discovering hidden neurological deficits in managing muscle tension than the Oxford Scale method of muscle testing which uses greater force while performing the testing. This approach also benefits rehabilitation and occupational therapies.
When a muscle or muscle group isn’t working well, it is simple to assess and correct the muscles which are involved. If one isn’t sure where to start, the sequences taught in the Muscle Tuning program automatically address over- and under-facilitation issues between muscles and all their tendon, ligament, and fascial connections. It may sound complicated and time consuming to learn to offer this service, however, it is simple and straightforward, especially if you already have some anatomy background. You can become proficient with only 24 hours of study and application.
Individuals who consistently suffer with tight muscles have to find a way to deal with over-facilitation in order to experience longer periods of pain relief. Therapists who know how to find and fix this, and who are able to do it in a single visit, are soon recognized as masters and get word-of-mouth referrals.
If you're interested in a natural approach and in learning more about the over-facilitation or Muscle Tuning in general, email me at: [email protected] to schedule a chat.
By the way, my promise to every customer is to never leave them trying to figure things out on their own. If you need questions answered, I'll be here.
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