The Nature of Muscle.
Simply put, muscles do two things:
Muscles work in balanced, opposing groups.
When muscles contract, there is an automatic (unconscious) parallel message from your brain to the opposing muscles to relax, lengthen, and move a joint.
The relationship between the Biceps and Triceps serves as a good example.
Should the Triceps become 'stuck' in tension, whenever the Biceps contracts, the resistance created by the Triceps tension often results in pain.
Muscle Management® recognizes this inherent balancing act.
Muscle's often respond to physical insults and trauma by contracting into a protective spasm....and staying there.
The body then adapts and compensates around that restriction, resulting in pain.
An overly tense muscle can be encouraged to return to a healthy relaxed state with a combination of remedial movement and targeted massage techniques.
This approach can reduce tension when applied to the lower back and hip region.