Why treat Muscles?
With repetitive use, strain or injury muscles become short and tight thus restricting movement of the underlying joint. Furthermore, from a biomechanical perspective, whenever a muscle is shortened its ability to generate strength is also compromised. The surrounding muscles then begin to work "overtime" to compensate and with time also become strained and irritated as indicated by the diagnosis of bursitis or tendinitis.
Different than a Massage?
Unlike a massage in which the individual is at rest, this requires that the patient actively contract and lengthen a given muscle while the practitioner releases it. Pre and post muscle strength testing of each given muscle, allows the patient to note increased strength following a treatment.
Who can benefit?