Many of you who have attended my workshops are aware that training sessions normally begin with evaluation and treatment techniques aimed at restoring length-tension balance between tonic and phasic (tight-weak) muscle groups. As discussed in previous newsletters, typical imbalances between these two muscular systems lead to syndromes (such as Janda’s upper and lower crossed) that may alter the position and function of associated joints. Over the years, a reasonable joint mobilization recipe for massage and bodywork practitioners has been developed to help fix osseous fixations that reflexogenically tighten or diminish neighboring muscles setting the stage for stubborn pain/spasm/pain cycles.
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