Disclaimer: all opinions and techniques in this post series are solely based on Mark’s personal and professional education and experience knowledge. There are other professional options and approaches to addressing body fluid dynamic treatment and management.

Chronic muscle tension obstructs the flow of fluids with and adjacent to its borders. The contraction of the muscle creates pressure within and around the muscle, while the tendon increases internal pressure. All muscle contraction requires neural stimulation. If one can either remove the stimulus causing the neural stimulation or provide a means to interrupt an ongoing neural stimulation, they can reduce or remove the muscle tension that constricts flow.

This chronic tension can contribute to pain and dysfunction in two ways. One, acute inflammation may result from the strain on local tissues due to the forces generated by the contraction itself that cause irritation. Two, as irritation related to a mechanical dysfunction resulting from the chronic tension pattern. These tight muscles can then restrict the vessels that run through and adjacent to them.

To a degree, this chronic muscle tension can be mitigated through a variety of techniques from meditation to the Feldenkrais Method to bodywork. The essential reason for highlighting the value of easement is that there is power in just taking away burden with or without correcting underlying vulnerabilities.

To get started on these at home, explore these aforementioned methods or consider trying our Foundation Five and Erasers.

The Foundation Five include Pelvic Tilt, Plank, Knee Rock Back, Side Double Leg Raise, and Crunch.

The Erasers we focus on include Butterflies, Bicycles, Wrap-n-Slaps, and Arm Swings. But any exercise can be an Eraser.

Check out Tiff’s Introductory Foundation Program for more details!