Let’s talk about that annoying knot that has been sitting in your back for some time now, shall we? Or is it more than one by now?
So the knot is actually a trigger point, a contraction in the muscle that has accumulated tissue build-up around it to keep the muscle contracted. It’s important to release those knots so you can begin to get good blood flowing through the area again.
At the end of this email, I am going to share with you our latest deep tissue technique that we have developed as a part of our very own Ashiatsu Therapeutic Massage technique. But first, I want to share some things you can do at home.
I know these knots can keep you up at night or make it difficult to find a comfortable sitting position at work, which can be terribly distracting causing you to be unproductive or unfocused.
Here is what you can do! First of all, find your knot. Is it near the shoulder blade and next to the spine?
Do you have a lacrosse ball? Lay on the floor with the lacrosse ball situated directly on the knot. Allow the weight of your body to sink the ball into the knot! Breathe here for several minutes and consciously tell your muscles to relax onto the ball. It’s genius! It is not going to fix the problem permanently, but this will definitely buy you some time until your next appointment!
Is the knot closer to the spine?