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aloha_student
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knots

Post by aloha_student » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:27 pm

This might be a really stupid question, but how do you handle "knots" in your clients' muscles? I continue to be amazed at how easy it sometimes is to get hypertonic or "tight" muscles to relax, but I have not been able to figure out what the best way to handle a "knot" is. I would love to hear from experienced LMTs what you do.

Also, what exactly is a knot? It feels really different than hypertonic or "tight" muscles. My rhomboids are full of knots and I notice them not at all, but my hypertonic traps bother me a lot and most of my clients are the same. They're surprised when my hands bump over a knot, because although they complain about tight muscles, they usually don't know their knots are there. What exactly, physiologically, are they?

Thank you, as always for all of your great advice.

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Re: knots

Post by holley » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:29 am

'Every Day is a god, each day a goddess and holiness pours forth in time."

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