Myoskeletal Alignment

Myoskeletal alignment incorporates massage to movements and stretches, relieves bone and muscle pain depending on each client's needs. It helps with posture, pain and body stress.


About Myoskeletal Alignment

Today more than ever people are inclined to sit for hours in isometrically contracted postures without adequate physical activity. When muscles contract, fuel is burned and waste products accumulate. Toxic by-products that develop from sustained muscle contraction are lactic acid, histamines and bradykinins. Inflamation, pain and aberrant (irregular, abnormal) postural patterns become neurologically involved when these irritating chemicals are not efficiently removed from the body’s myofascial system. In a healthy functioning body, waste products are diluted and removed from muscle tissues by blood and lymphatic circulation.
This process relies on the reliable operation of the normal contraction-relaxation cycle in muscles.

As muscles contract, high pressure develops on intermuscular fluids. The pressure build-up pushes nutrient depleted blood out and carries away waste products. During muscle relaxation, intramuscular pressure falls, allowing blood carrying vital nutrients, oxygen and fuels to flow back into the tissues. Prolonged isometric muscle contraction (muscular action in which tension is developed without contraction of the muscle) from hours spent in seated postures produces waste products. In time these chemical irritants alter the muscles resting length and cause the fascial bags surrounding them to lose their natural suppleness.
As the myofascia shortens, structural asymmetries develop, joints are compressed and we begin to experience the beginnings of neurologically induced pain-spasm-pain cycles.

A common source of nervous system dysfunction is the twenty four moving bones of the spinal column. Any loss of motion or position of these bones can bombard the spinal cord and brain with noxious stimuli causing an increase of sympathetic nervous system tone. Because of the way the spine is designed, abnormal spinal function caused by gravitational stress, physical trauma, emotional tension or chemical toxins can adversely affect the delicate dural tissues surrounding the spinal cord and nerve roots. When functioning normally, the vertebrae of the spine fit together on moving joints and provide strength to spinal structures as they maintain the vertebrae in proper working alignment with one another. the cervical spine, the most mobile of all spinal segments, is richly innervated with nerve fibers that can radiate pain when joints are physically strained or injured. Once the stiffening and shortening process begins, the spinal joints lose stability and support. As the affected vertebrae become impacted, motion-restricted and misaligned, the intervertebral discs, joints and supporting ligamentatious tissues are more susceptible to strain and injury.

The Myoskeletal method utilizes the fascia’s sensory receptor system to produce plastic deformation (or creep as it is sometimes called) to help lengthen and strengthen muscles, ligaments, lascia and joint capsules that control, support and restrain spinal motion.

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