|A client said he had a knot in his shoulder that needed to be unraveled.|
I pictured a knot in a shoelace
and knew how difficult it would be to untangle unless the shoestrings were hanging loose.
In the body, a knotted area of pain usually involves excessive pulling from elsewhere. It makes sense to relax the pulling
before addressing the knot. Myofascial release techniques in massage often work really well to release the shoestrings and
It also makes sense to try to figure out why the pulling is occurring. Thatís why a massage therapist might want to observe
a clientís posture during stillness and movement.