As a Massage Therapist in Brevard county for many years now, I have become the go to person for questions about the body. Specifically how it breaks down and what can be done to help get our bodies back in working order.

So how does it happen? The breakdown of the muscular system doesn’t happen all at once. Truth be told..it’s rather sneaky. This is because of the amount of muscles in the body and the ability of the body to cope and rearrange is energies in order to use the life force it has to work with more efficiently. If one area gets weak another area will just try to take over. We see a  more obvious example of this when elderly people are  on a walker .

We can’t help but notice that their shoulders have to work like hips now. In the case of an able bodied person it is less dramatic,until the last little bit of muscle is taxed and rebels. This  decline doesn’t happen all at once, and it’s never isolated, rather it will affect other parts of our bodies   when an area of the body is used less.

For example when we wear high heels,our rectus femoris gets flat and  begin to weaken after some time. Then the weakness progresses. Next the flutes get weak so  the rotators for the legs say it’s ok we’ll do the job. From there is progresses on down and the hips get too tight.

The the abs get weak and the psoas gets tight.and weak…then one day…boom the owner of the body sneezes or bends over or coughs. Now your body is suddenly wracked with pain and you say, “geez what happened”?
 
There’s an old song my Mom used to sing, I don’t know the entire song, but the part she sang went something like this
 
The hip bone’s connected to the back bone
The back bone’s connected to the neck bone,
The neck bone’s connected to the head bone,
 
Why am I quoting this? Because it shows that everything in our body is connected to something else. When one part of our body fails, another part will attempt to pick up the slack. But that’s not how our bodies were meant to function. All the parts need to do what they’re supposed to, or else, over the long term, everything will break down. Causing pain and lack of function.
 
Massage therapy, working with weights, not necessarily heavy weights and training our muscles is something that will help you get your body working properly again, and I can help you with all of that.
 
Valentina Boonstra
 
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About Brevard Massage

I have been a personal trainer and massage therapist for many years now. My specialty is getting people moving again. I have learned through the years that preventing injuries is as important as relieving pain after an injury. To that end, I have also learned Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Pilates.