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- Fresh Hands
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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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