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What Type Of Massage Therapy Focuses Specifically On Correcting Muscle Knots
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what you call muscle tension. ...Read more
Tight muscles on right side of neck that cause sensations down rt arm and a little down left leg. Doesn't hurt. Normal? Massage therapy's helping .
See a doctor: Symptoms of neck pain with a "shooting" characteristic can be related to anything from a pulled muscle of the neck to a pinched nerve. It may be useful to follow up with your doctor if symptoms do not seem to be improving in a few days or if they worsen in severity. Over the counter pain relievers, heat/cold therapy, and gentle stretching may help relieve the pain prior to a visit. ...Read more
Massage: Always heat for tightness, and always cool for acute injury. ...Read more
Doc thinks very tight SCM muscle is the cause of dizziness.Stretching daily, 2x week massage therapy for 2 weeks, still bad. How long to get relief?
Depends: It depends on the specific cause. Having a tight SCM does not directly cause dizziness, but there are conditions that can cause a tight SCM and dizziness. It is somewhat a generalization, but most dizziness is either middle ear or intracranial related or from a system is cause such as low blood pressure, medication reaction, cardiac source etc. So, primary diagnosis must first be pursued. ...Read more
Can ciliary muscle exercises restore (some) accommodation for a 73 yo male? If so, what are they, or please recommend sources for such exercises. Is there any other treatment in this regard. Thank you.
No: We do not lose accommodation because the ciliary muscle becomes wear but because the lens becomes more rigid. The lens grows new fibers at the edge of the lens (the capsule) and grows towards the center. By age 73 the lens is very stiff and will not change shape to focus. ...Read more
Have knots in back shouldr blades..Have bi-weekly massage therapy..Told thier mscl spasms..Discomfort is unbearable @ times! wont go completely away!
Trigger points: Without further information and a clinical examination to confirm, a first pass is that you have posturally maintained "knots" forming in your upper back/shoulder blade region. These may not respond to simple massage, but require a needle or trained myosfascial therapist's manual release in concert with strengthening and an overhaul of how you use your postural muscles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improves Function: The lymph system removes cell wastes, proteins, excess fluid, viruses, and bacteria. The lymph system picks up fluids and waste products filters and cleans them. A lymph massage can be used to reduce swelling, help infections, may reduce scarring, improve circulation, etc. A facial is a common type of lymph massage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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