At Back Pain Solutions Melbourne Clinic we use a unique hands-on technique called Solidified Myoneural Manipulation (SMM) . It is a very effective way to melt through the many different layers of connective tissue. SMM is specifically tailored to every persons treatment, focusing on areas of the body that hold tension. Muscle tension produces pain and areas of stagnation that reduce blood and essential nutrients from flowing freely throughout affected areas of the body.
SMM should be applied over a period of time, working through the restricted fibrous tissue in order to restore it back to a full functioning and pain free state.
Some factors that may determine how readily the tissue will soften and release may include:
-How long you have been in pain for.
-The client's ability to be consistent and compliment with treatment and exercises.
-Diet (bad diet's can cause toxicity in the muscles and the body)
-Willingness to ‘let go’ (could identify with pain)
-Practitioner going too deep, too soon
SMM is usually formed by guarding/protecting a weakened area of the body. When you first sustain an injury, the ingenious healing mechanism that occurs within the body is to patch it up with added tissue (cement), a structured compensation, while the area begins to heal. Due to this, the biomechanics compensate resulting in decreased neural and muscular innervation, lack of nutrients, oxygen, blood flow, holding onto waste products and allowing weakness to set in.
Using the SMM release over a period of time, the hardened tissue will start to melt. Our soft tissue massage clinic in Richmond, can offer expert remedies for this situation. It is important to find all the hardened areas that are guarding the muscle or joint and break them down to a soft, supple state. This will allow the tissue to function naturally, promote flow resulting in increased nutrients and ultimately a pain free state. An unblocking occurs, physically, emotionally and metaphorically. It integrates the muscle or joint to work innately with the rest of the body. Bringing the dead tissue back to life allows us to move into the next phase of treatment, which consists of rewiring the body to hold it’s newly strong position.