Knots you feel due to tension are adhesions in your soft tissue. They are most likely in your fascia, or connective tissue, and in your muscles. These knots occur when your fascia becomes "glued down" from repetitive use or lack-of-use. Your fascia is like a giant spider web, connecting every spot in your body with every other spot.
Like glue that dries, or hardens, your fascia and soft tissue get glued tight. The tissue, itself, gets adhesions and restrictions that restrict movement and blood flow.
When you get those knots, your tissues aren't getting enough movement and circulation. Essentially, the smooth flow of chi has become blocked.
To relieve adhesions and restrictions ("snags" and "knots"), we can use cupping to perform a technique called Myofascial Release, or MFR. Watch this video about cupping and myofascial release to learn more:
For more about the piezoelectric effect, see the last post and its diagrams. In essence, your tissues harden with crystallization. Sustained pressue, held for several minutes at a time, induces the piezoelectric effect. Tissues are returned to normal, instead of staying hard and "crunchy".
Stationary cupping can be used as a form of MFR to return your body to a healthy state!
If you are getting pain or tension associated with connective tissue,
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