Most of your arteries are contained within the deep muscles.
When the deep muscles become tight, they squeeze the arteries, and, in effect, put a clamp on them. This cuts down the flow of blood - not only to the muscle itself - but to every single organ and tissue in the body: the liver, the heart, the kidney, the brain, and so on.
The deep muscles have a direct and powerful effect on your circulation, and therefore, on your deep muscles. Once you get the blood flowing, the muscles heal themselves.
What about dead nerves? Many times doctors will say the nerves are dead or damaged, when really they are only inactive.
When the muscles become sealed off from the circulation, they don't work. Therefore, the nerve going to that muscle may send signals, but nothing happens. Since the nerve has nothing to do, it weakens and becomes inactive. This happens to any part of your body that is not used regularly.
As soon as you release the deep muscles and get the blood in, the muscles and the nerves come back to life. The muscles begin to work perfectly.
Many times patients will feel their muscles making a snapping sound. This occurs because the lymph has dried up and crystallized, leaving the muscle sealed off and dry. Once the circulation and lymph is restored, the muscle becomes soft and pliable again.
All tight muscles hurt when they are worked on.
This is because the muscles are filled with "stale" venous blood. Once the venous blood is flushed out and fresh arterial blood enters, the muscles no longer register pain, no matter how hard you work on them.
Work inside the armpits to soften hardened lymph nodes.
This is where stagnant lymph collects and hardens. It's important to break it up and get it flowing again.
Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy often begin down near the ankles. The condition then spreads from there and gradually spreads until the whole body is imprisoned by tight muscles.
Sometimes the muscles in these patients become so hard you could swear you were working on bones - not muscles.
When muscles are overstressed for too long, circulation is cut off and calcium deposits form. It's the body's way of protecting the muscles.
During the first three days following a treatment, the body does a lot of housecleaning. Stagnant wastes empty into the bloodstream from the muscles. As a result, patients may feel nauseous feverish, or just plain miserable. People also notice that their urine becomes darker and that the stools become especially foul-smelling.
Muscles Can Kill the Heart:
Deep Muscle Therapy has helped all kinds of heart problems. In most cases, the problem is not in the heart itself but in the lack of circulation to the heart. In every heart patient I've ever seen, there is tightness in the neck, shoulders and chest.
The closer the tight muscles are to the heart, the more danger the person is in. All it takes is some overwork, like shoveling snow and the remaining muscles will tighten, choke off the circulation, and trigger a heart attack.
Deep Muscle Technique: The Phalange Movement
Close your hand like you are making a fist, but keep your thumb extended out. Your thumb will be the anchor point. The center area of your index finger (the phalange) will do 80% of the work.
Place the phalange flat on a muscle with your thumb extended, and wrist slightly in the air, pull the phalange toward your thumb until your thumb is at a closed position next to your index finger.
Now, push the phalange back away from the thumb in the opposite direction with the same pressure , until the thumb is in the extended position. The thumb should never move.
Most beginners make the following mistakes:
1) Mistake number one:
They dig in. The proper action is to roll the muscles from side to side.
2) Mistake number two: They apply force in one direction only. It is necessary to apply equal force in both directions. Otherwise, you will not release the trauma in the muscles.
3) Mistake number three: They use only one hand for their muscle work. It is important to use your other hand equally as well to work on a person's muscles. It takes practice. When you are finished working with your right hand, switch to the left and do the same area again. You will then see tight areas you had not noticed before.
It is also necessary to work on a person's muscles at a diagonal, and not straight back and forth. It is the diagonal across muscle fibers that has helped this work become so successful with muscle pathologies.
Each time you work on a muscle from a different angle, you will find new problems you did not realize were there.
Working the back of the neck:
Your thumb will act as an anchor and guide the phalange at the same time. The thumb does not move. Do not allow the index phalange to be raised up above the other fingers. This will cause it to get tired without the support of the other fingers.
When doing the back of the neck, have the person on their stomach, lift up on their chin with one hand, to relax the neck muscles and do the phalange movement with the other hand.
Muscles never feel the same when you work on them from a different position. Basically, each muscle gets worked on from four different angles.
Move across the muscles from left to right on an angle - moving down the muscle. Then, go from right to left on an angle, also moving down the muscle.
Next, you work on the muscle from the other side in both directions again, at an angle.
Again, each time, you work on the muscles with strokes that have equal force in both directions. This takes practice, because the tendency is to be heavier with your force and mainly in one direction.
Deep Muscle Techniques: Do each muscle and ligament from four different angles. Do the origin and insertion of each muscle.
You must work deeply. As the muscles release, you can work on deeper layers until you are releasing the connective tissue against the bone. If you don't release muscles deeply, and the connective tissue that accompanies the muscles, people will remain sick.
Finally, it is necessary to release the ends of the muscle or you have not fixed anything. For example, when trying to help the wrist, you have to release the ends of the muscles and ligaments at the elbow. This is where toxicities form a blockade to the rest of the system.
Deep Muscle Technique: The Arm Movement
Take your arm and extend it with your palm facing the ceiling and your elbow slightly bent. Take the flat part of your arm and roll it from left to right over the muscle. You want to achieve a firm, yet flat rolling motion over the muscle tissue always keeping your palm up toward the ceiling. If you find yourself digging into the muscle with your elbow, you are doing the motion incorrectly.
Detoxification is essential to releasing muscle damage.
Damaged muscles generate a great deal of toxicity, and toxicity from the body will also make the muscles harder to release.
You have to work deep, and it will hurt, especially if the person is toxic, or has a low pain tolerance
Releasing the Neck Muscles Must be Done on ALL patients.
You have to release the neck muscles. Work all the way up to the skull - and all the way down to the crook of the neck, where it joins the shoulders. This is important for curing all degenerative muscle conditions.
First, have the person rest on their back. Work on the sides of the neck with the flat part of your closed hand. The majority of the force comes from your three middle bent fingers. Lift the person's head with one hand and work on the back and sides of the neck again. Remember that each time you should work on muscles in a slightly different position and angle.
When you do, you will release more muscle and connective tissue pathology.
This is one of the biggest secrets---do not forget it.
Also, do not forget the four angles . Every muscle must be worked on with equal direction from four angles. Practice on yourself.
Learn to feel what is underneath the skin. Always use massage oil when you are working. Otherwise, all you will do is pull skin and hurt the person.
Working the Back of the Neck:
When the person is laying on their stomach, take the chin and raise it so that you can find the muscles on the back of the neck with the other hand. Work on the back of the neck and on the two sides. When you work on the left side of the neck, you raise the neck from under the chin with your right hand and turn it slightly - just slightly - to the right.
Work on the sides of the neck with the flat part of your closed hand. The majority of the force comes from your three middle bent fingers. Lift the person's head with one hand and work on the back and sides of the neck again. Remember that each time you should work on muscles in a slightly different position and angle. When you do, you will release more muscle and connective tissue pathology.
When you work on the right side of the neck, raise the chin with your left hand and turn the head slightly to the left. Work on the muscles deeply with the flat part of your closed hand until you feel the muscles release.
You will feel the muscles let go and soften. When the person is on his back, you make sure the pillow does not lift the head up too much, which will stretch the neck muscles and make it harder to work on him. Either use a flattened pillow or no pillow at all.
You should also know that for the large muscles elsewhere in the body, you can use the flat part of their forearm with emphasis on your elbow for more force. You can use it on a person's biceps if you are a woman working on a man. This releases a larger area of muscle; you will cause less pain and have more effect. Another example: the muscles of the legs.
Do not just dig, dig, dig --- this is wrong and will hurt people and accomplish nothing. Remember, you are rolling the muscle - not jabbing into it.