For our bodies to work effectively and to prevent injury, our muscles should be in their correct, neutral position; not too tight and not overstretched, but for many reasons, this is often not the case:
- Muscles attach to bones and are what makes our bodies move. Muscles have to contract or relax to move our bones and, therefore, our limbs.
- If a muscle is tight and unable to stretch properly when needed, then our movement is impaired and this can result in reduced mobility and a limited ability to bend and stretch.
- Muscles can also become overstretched and lose the ability to work effectively. When this happens, other muscles have to take over to compensate for the weakness – and this can cause all sorts of problems.
- Many debilitating conditions that people associate with age can be traced back to an injury or operation from years ago. If not treated or rehabilitated properly at the time, these can lead to pain and discomfort many years later.
The good news is that you don’t have to put up with it! Muscular aches and niggles don’t have to be accepted as part of life, the ageing process or the inevitable effects of an old injury.
Sports and Remedial massage can restore your equilibrium by ironing out these mechanical problems and ensuring that muscles are under the correct tension and can function correctly.
With regular treatments, you will start seeing an overall improvement of health, increased mobility, reduced pain and discomfort and improved sleep, vitality and performance levels.
See Treatments for more information on the techniques I use.