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Maintain healthy muscles

The human body is comprised of over 600 muscles which can make up to 40% of the body mass with three different muscle types. Skeletal muscle refers to voluntary muscles that have an origin and an insertion on to the bone by tendons and are utilised for body movements. Smooth muscles and cardiac muscles are both involuntary. They are needed for function of the organs and cardiac muscles such as the heart.







The maintenance of muscles is important as they are what are used to perform everyday movements whether it's an occupational work load or an athletic participant. The muscles need attention with regards to recovery and maintaining a healthy status.


Why maintain healthy muscles?



The muscles of the human body are responsible for giving movement in a number of directions. Every type of movement that an individual performs such as walking, running and speaking uses skeletal muscles to perform that action. Muscles are made up of skeletal muscles tissue, tendons which attach to a bony point, blood vessels and nerves. When the muscular structures are impeded and injured this can result in pain, swelling and loss of function to the movement that muscle performs. It is imperative for all people no matter what type of occupation that they uphold a state of balance and maintain healthy muscles.

Our muscles over time adapt to the demand that is placed upon them, this is how the muscles are strengthened. But it can also have an adverse effect if the muscles are in a constant state of incorrect posture or technique for long periods of times. This can cause a number of issues within the muscles. The muscles adapt by becoming shorter and tighter which can lead to bad posture and as a result of this other issues start to arise.







The benefits of maintaining the healthy state of the muscles with massage can:-
  • Prevent injuries
  • Re-establish or maintain correct joint alignment
  • Maintain correct posture
  • Prevent other issues arising
  • Decrease any pain due to tightening of the muscles







How it works?



Applied massage is a manual technique that is performed by our specialists. It can be performed for a number of reasons. One of them is to maintain a state of equilibrium within the muscles so that they can operate in an efficient way. The maintenance of the muscles is done by applying pressure to the soft tissue structures such as the skin, muscles, ligaments, tendons and the tissues that surround the muscles called the fascia. It helps by promoting the blood and lymphatic flow which can stimulate the nerves and keep the muscles in a state of elasticity, elongated and loose.

Through the use of many massage techniques the restrictions which can be placed upon the muscles are decreased such as limited movement due to tightness whilst promoting a mind and body connection and a sense of all round well-being.








Summary



The maintenance of the muscles plays an important role for each and every individual regardless of occupation or age. The muscles are what give us movement and help us to perform those movements in a functional way so that people's lives can be lead independently. Massage is a treatment modality that helps to maintain the muscles in a state of elasticity and elongation which can combat bad postural alignment and prevent injuries within the process.

How to book an appointment

For more information regarding the maintenance of the muscles or to arrange an appointment with one of our specialist physiotherapists then you can email us at office@liverpoolphysio.co.uk or call 0151 558 0077.

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