*Disclaimer: Pain relief is subject to the individual result of each Muscle Therapy session dependent on the type and age of the injury.
Doesn’t a Physical Therapist do this?
Yes, Physical Therapist do work on the muscles in the area of pain (briefly), but they do not work the other affected areas of the body. Without Muscle Therapy to all the affected areas, the problem area will return. This takes more time than a PT session offers. Physical Therapy is about training your muscles to work properly. Muscle Therapy is about removing the trauma to the muscle so it can learn. Muscle Therapy and Physical Therapy work together to remove damage to the muscle and retrain it to do it’s job properly.
Does Muscle Therapy Hurt?
Muscle Therapy is not pain free. If a knot needs to be released, it will be released all the way through to the bottom of the muscle. Although uncomfortable, a common misnomer is that the entire session is painful. It is not. There will be areas of discomfort, but they will be slowly worked into, going layer by layer. Most scarring has taken many years to build up. It is surprising how fast it can be scrubbed away – but it can be very uncomfortable.
When scar tissue is released, the end result is a “bruised” sore muscle. After many years of building up the scar tissue, it will be released in 90 minutes. The mind needs time to unwind with the body; to reset and understand what has happened to the muscle. This process takes approximately 2 days. When you awake on the third morning after the Muscle Therapy, all the soreness should be alleviated and the pain will be a distant memory.
What will I learn?
When the body repeats the same action again and again, we look at the consequences, utilizing Kinesiology: Which muscle groups are being overused? What are the antagonist muscles and how is the repetitive motion affecting the persons overall posture and well-being? Each client will learn about their posture deviations and how they cause injuries in their day-to-day lives. This includes working postures, hobbies, workout regiments and sleeping habits
What are the focuses in a Muscle Therapy Session?
Muscle Therapy is always a full body Therapeutic Neuromuscular Massage. The main area(s) of concern will take a majority of the time, but all connected areas will be addressed as well. In addition, there is a thorough intake process included in the session.
The Mind and The Body:
The mind is very interesting when it comes to remembering pain. Once the pain is alleviated, it is hard to recall. We have many different pains through out our entire bodies all the time. The mind only let’s us feel the top one or two areas at any given time. When the area of pain is relieved, the next area will eventually show itself. Since we are constantly using our bodies, we are creating scar tissue. If we create scar tissue, then we are creating patterning. Every now and again – the patterns need to be reset. Resetting the muscles requires Muscle Therapy to bring everything back to neutral and Physical Therapy to retrain the muscle.