Westwoodtherapies

Muscle Spasm/Cramp and associated tension - most of us have at one time or another experienced the uncomfortable sensation of a muscle spasm, often occurring in the neck and shoulders and the back it usually comes on as a result of doing the most simple of movements day in and day out such as working at a computer or driving the car, or bending down to pick up something from the floor.

Simple cramps or spasms can be managed by initiating reciprocal inhibition - positioning the muscle attachments closer together and then contracting the agonist/opposite muscle - firm pressure is then applied to the belly of the muscle and across the tendon attachments.

Essential oils will help to reduce muscle spasm helping to calm the nerve impulses causing the muscle to contract. Once the spasm has subsided the muscle is lengthened slowly.