knot or not ?!

It’s not your fault, therapists have used this word forever and now it has become part of our dictionary, but can our muscles actually have a knot?

Quick answer is NOT (pun intended), but let’s look into it…

Knots” are not a problem or a form of injury. It’s simply the result of bad habits, that can create postural tightness in some areas of our body, typically between the shoulders, on the lower back or below the bottom, in our hamstrings.

Hunching our back in front of a screen, spending too much time at the desk or sitting in the wrong position can create muscle tension, which then triggers a series of postural corrections and compensations, resulting in pain and discomfort.

This shows as little areas of hardened deep tissue, which can be loosened through a massage, stretches or trigger point techniques.

This is only a temporary solution though and can cause even more pain.

A better approach, instead of a “torture session”, is having periodic kind massages and invest in our body awareness to correct our bad habits.

Long repetitive strokes, applied with medium pressure, can help relax the different layers of muscle, bring oxygen to the tissues and stimulate the blood flow, for better tone and toxin elimination.

(This article is written to the best of my knowledge and does not provide medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.)