Hello! It has been a very long time since I’ve posted anything new… But with the addition of our new location at McQueen and Riggs, we have incorporated massage and body treatments to our lineup! I have invited Miss Jamie to be our guest blogger for today! She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, certified in AZ as well as a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. (For those like me who had no idea what that entailed, she has an additional 24 hours of Continuing Education to keep her the best and most informed in her game).
Guest Post from Jamie Mobley, Massage Therapist
Today I hope to help you understand the effects of a “knot” throughout the body and how to best eliminate the discomfort and long term effects.
A knot is muscle tissues binding together to cause a physical bump, hindering the ability of the muscle to stretch and move, resulting in soreness. Most knots can be found in the trapezoids (shoulders) yet they can be found anywhere in the body. When a knot is worked on, it can cause referral pain. Referral pain is pain in a different part of the body than the area being worked on. Sometimes knots are very stubborn and only want to reduce in size. Becoming a smaller or less swollen area can help with the pain and could eventually release within the days to come.
There are a few ways knots can be released or broken up:
- It can make a popping sound which can break up into a smaller but more manageable knot. These muscles can then be easier to release and unbind from each other. Usually described as crunchy or popcorn feelings or sounds.
- A knot can dissipate or feel like it’s melting away. Usually there is no numbness or pain associated if a knot is releasing this way. The knot being addressed will slowly get smaller with every pass during that treatment and eventually is no longer felt
- And finally, releasing sometimes can be a big pop or have no sound, yet the client is able to move the area worked easily and more freely.
I hope this has been helpful and I look forward to seeing you at Verde soon! Call to schedule your appointment with me Tuesdays-Saturdays with evening appointments available upon request.
To Better Body Health,
Jamie Mobley, LMT