Ten Minutes Just for You – Tight or Sore Muscles?

This blog is for my dancer and yoga friends and anyone else who works out. Might that be you? I learned over the years of treating fibromyalgia and multiple sports injuries (including my own) that the conventional wisdom about muscles may be a bubble out of plum. Dr. Tom Griner, inventor of NeuroSoma, and the author of “What’s Really Wrong With You?” has solved the muscle mystery. http://neurosoma.com/

NeuroSoma is his treatment to eliminate muscles tension and many other ailments, as it goes much deeper than muscles. Here is the definition from their website: “A delicate but powerful fingertip massage technique, NeuroSoma® relaxes hard, overly-contracted muscle tissue by stimulating small feedback nerves issuing from muscle spindle sensory receptors, which are little nerve bodies scattered throughout muscles.

Unlike regular massage therapy, NeuroSoma® specifically addresses hypertonic muscle spasm, a serious and unless properly treated, permanent condition that differs from ordinary tension in that it is produced by a malfunction of the nervous system. We refer to it as ‘insidious spasm’ because it gradually and often silently encroaches on healthy muscle. Hypertonus underlies conditions not commonly associated with muscle, and can impact the nervous, circulatory, skeletal, and neuroendocrine systems. Sick muscle creates a sick body. Practitioners of most remedies don’t understand the full science of skeletal muscle malfunction, which begins in the nervous system.”

This explains it even better. www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8SqctbZhOU

One simple tip – stretch a muscle for only five seconds. Yes, FIVE SECONDS. Count, one Mississippi, two Mississippi… Griner found that less than five, or more than five seconds creates lactic acid in the muscle. That’s the substance that stiffens your muscles. But, five seconds helps the muscle relax and release the lactic acid! How simple. For example, if you are doing a lunge pose, hold it for five seconds. Downward dog –  same thing and so on. It’s done wonders for me and many of my clients. Give it try, and feel your muscles become more toned and more responsive. That will certainly help on the dance floor!