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,...
Would it surprise you to learn that every single one of your muscles communicate to your organs and glands? This occurs in part via subtle energetic channels called Meridians and little-known reflexes that connect the nervous system with the lymphatic or vascular structures that flow through the organs. Many therapists are unaware that impaired function of these affects organ and muscle function.
Beginning in the 1960s chiropractor Dr. George Goodheart Jr. sometimes obtained unexpected results from contacting the body in specific ways and ‘accidentally’...
Sometimes an injury is slow to heal and it takes longer for your client to recover than you would like. Maybe you have noticed a body part doesn’t function as well as it did before a strain or an accident has occurred.
Time and a conventional approach to therapy doesn’t always work. If this is the case, you need a different strategy so that clients achieve the results they want sooner.
It may interest you to know that in about 60-90 minutes over 50 muscles from head to foot can be checked to see if they are communicating with the brain optimally, along with resetting any that need to be tuned up. It’s wonderful to find and fix troubled muscles before your clients bend down to pick up a proverbial paperclip and ‘suddenly’ can’t get up again.
Because the body is electrical in nature, when there has been over-use, a strain, or other injury, the nervous system will often pop a ‘circuit-breaker’. Numerous muscles may seem...