The perfect design…
It is my belief that every body was created perfectly. The human body is an amazingly efficient and adaptable machine. Every muscle in your body occurs as a pair consisting of an agonist and an antagonist, called an antagonistic pair. When one muscle contracts the other relaxes. Imagine your biceps muscle as the agonist and your triceps muscle as the antagonist; when you “strike a pose” with your arms flexed and your muscles bulging, you are contracting the biceps (the agonist) and relaxing the triceps (the antagonist). The opposite occurs when you straighten out your arm. Other examples include your quadriceps and your hamstrings, your abdominal muscles and your back muscles, your outer hip and inner hip…. I could keep going but I think you get the idea.
So with every muscle having an antagonist, or partner muscle, what happens if you get injured? The uninjured part has to do all or most of the work while the injured part is healing. Your body and brain become unbalanced. You are off-kilter…for awhile. But how long did it take to regain balance? Maybe it happened naturally. Maybe you got help through physical therapy, a chiropractor or massage; or maybe you never really regained balance at all.
If you didn’t regain balance, you aren’t broken. You just need to have your over-worked muscles reminded how to relax, allowing the neglected muscles to be reminded of their job.
What is muscle balance?
Muscle balance is the perfect harmony your muscles were designed to achieve naturally… the hand-in-hand connection between the partner muscles and your neurological system. Balance is the ability for each of your muscles (and muscle groups) to contract and completely release.
How does Muscular Recalibration work?
Muscular Recalibration is a hands-on therapy that restores full balance back to all of your muscles by stretching contracted muscles, and re-educating your nervous system. This balance helps to eliminate chronic pain, restore your natural strength, and help you get back to your life!
When your muscles are active, they are constantly communicating with your nervous system. This back and forth communication is interrupted when you are injured. If a muscle is over-active, as occurs when that muscle’s antagonist is injured, it gets used to doing all the work, (contracting) and doesn’t know how to stop. You have to get it to relax. Once the over-active muscle relaxes, the partner muscle will instantly start to do it’s share of the work.
What happens at the appointment?
You are directed to contract specific muscles, and then assisted in stretching those active muscle. As you move through the different muscle groups, your muscles lengthen and relax, and inactive muscles start to communicate with your nervous system … balance is restored. This is when your body is at its optimum and symptoms disappear as your muscles re-learn how to work at their GREATEST capacity.
Muscle Therapy is effective for relieving symptoms of:
- Back pain
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Muscle atrophy due to aging
- Pre/post surgery
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Parkinson’s disease