How many treatments will it take?
As a rule, tissues that have been compromised for longer periods will require more work. In short, the body needs to unlearn, or, adjust all factors influencing its positioning.
The structural orientation of the body is controlled by many factors.
The question now turns to another question posed to the client, “Are you set in your way of doing things, or are you willing to explore new types of movement?” – In truth, the client can dramatically decrease their needed treatments if they adopt daily stretching routines.
How often should I get a massage?
I learned that the real answer to this question is another question, “How many imbalanced systems do you have in your bones, joints and muscles, and are you willing to stop ‘feeding’ these imbalanced systems by insufficient dietary regimes and ‘body movement’ protocols?”
What should I do about muscle cramps and muscle spasms?
Without an adequate supply of the proper minerals in the bloodstream, existing bone and cartilage will “donate” magnesium, or calcium for muscular activity to continue. Parts of the muscle will “swap” the limited supply of available minerals and jump between contractions and relaxations.
Several clients of mine have alleviated muscle cramps and spasms by taking calcium and magnesium supplements. The ratio I have read is usually 2 parts calcium to 1 part magnesium. Calcium is required for muscles to contract, and magnesium is required for a muscle to release its contraction.
Why do I feel like I am “working” as I get a massage?
I thought massage was supposed to be “relaxing”? – Massage is “relaxing”, but in order for muscles to fully relax and for joints to release their contracted position, the body must do the work of inhibiting contractions of habit. The nervous system and the brain are responsible for this muscle inhibition. If you don’t think it’s work to stop doing something you are used to doing, tell that to the psychotherapists who collect $100 a session to help people let other things go.
Why do I feel cold after a massage?
I have had people shivering after a treatment! They look at me and exclaim, “I’m shivering!” They do this because blood flow is increased, and their muscles aren’t generating any more heat. Superficial blood vessels quickly dissipate their heat in the absence of muscular contraction. It is a sign of a good deep tissue massage to be cold afterwards.