Pain-Spasm-Pain Cycle

A simplified description of this cycle is easy to understand.

When muscles are in flexion they can eventually become ischemic (lack of blood).

Ischemic muscles cause pain.

When there is pain the muscle reacts by going into spasm thinking it is protecting itself.

This causes more ischemia, pain from the ischemia, and then more spasm.

In order to break this cycle the muscle needs to be released and reset.

NMT (Neuromuscular Technique), PNF (Proprioceptor Neuromuscular Facilitation), and other reflexive treatments are facilitated and the cycle can be broken.

I use this on myself for piriformis syndrome which irritates my sciatic nerve.

Tight muscles are swollen and affect surrounding soft tissue structures such as nerves.

I reset the muscle spindles and elongate the piriformis and take it out of that awful cycle and away from the underlying sciatic nerve.

This can be done on any accessible muscle stuck in hypertonicity or a state of tension promoting the pain-spasm-pain cycle.

Testimonials

Gwen S. -formerly of New England



"Don't waste your money looking for a better massage! I have had massages from Hawaii to London and Toronto to Costa Rica and Joe is absolutely the best if you are looking for real pain relief. He knows anatomy and movement and his willingness to educate me on the details of every one of my problem areas and how to take care of myself to reduce pain recurrence is the kind of stuff you usually only get from physical therapists! I genuinely can't say enough good about this practice if you really need help and can appreciate quality stretching  and muscle work, it is your loss if you don't at least give him a try."


 
2013-12-20T00:07:24+00:00
I have had massages from Hawaii to London and Toronto to Costa Rica and Joe is absolutely the best if you are looking for real pain relief. He knows anatomy and movement and his willingness to educate me on the details of every one of my problem areas and how to take care of myself to reduce pain recurrence is the kind of stuff you usually only get from physical therapists!

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Associated Bodywork Massage Professionals
Joe Danna is a member of the Associated Bodywork Massage Professionals

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