Massage Therapy  with Dee Hiatt, 
September, 2003
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 the knot.

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.
© 2004, Dee Hiatt
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