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knots

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:27 pm
by aloha_student
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.

Re: knots

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:29 am
by holley