The following article is a continuation of an article
on LinkedIn Pulse linked HERE
Canceling A Second Hip
Replacement With Massage
Why Effective & Efficient Health Care & Medicine
Require Clinical Massage & Structural Bodywork
As First Lines of Treatment
In the original (and much shorter) LinkedIn article, I described how I helped a Client avoid a second hip replacement on the same hip. The metal appliance from the first replacement was beginning to break through the wall of his pelvis, and the Client was in much pain and difficulty in walking, working, and sitting.
Over the following week, I performed three 90-minute treatments on the muscles overlying his hip joint, completely eliminating the pain and restoring full range-of-motion.
A year later, he was still out of pain, with no further treatment. Then we lost touch when he moved to Alaska. …
He never had the second hip replacement.
The treatments consisted of manual pressure on the muscles, using a certain fairly simple process described in the original article and further below.
It appears his problems with his hip were caused primarily by chronic, excess muscle & nerve tension & stress (what we call C.E.M.&.N.T.) applying pressure to the hip joint and surrounding soft tissues. Both the pain and the joint degeneration were very likely caused by the excess muscle tension.
(The thin red lines represent the fibers of muscles pulling on the bones toward the pelvis. The thick red arrow indicates the line of pull as the muscles are drawn into the hip socket [acetabulum].)
For those interested in more in-depth knowledge on the process, I’m providing this greatly extended article below.
Motivation for Writing the Article
Having worked with many Clients over the last 35 years, a majority of them being extreme cases, or suffering for many years or even decades with their pain or dysfunction, it seems clear that the soft tissue therapies people like myself provide are in short supply in the orthodox medical, hospital, and health care environment.
It is my hope that more of the general public will become more knowledgeable about these “alternatives” and encourage the medical system to adapt such practices more widely.
I acknowledge that it would be helpful if there were more comprehensive, controlled studies on the efficacy of clinical massage therapy and structural bodywork. However there are many problems with that, discussed later in this article.
Neuromuscular Trouble Shooting
In my work, I have traveled the country from Boston to California to South Florida and other states (and a several month side trip to Acapulco, Mexico) working with individuals who’ve had severe, chronic, long lasting problems unresponsive to various therapies, both orthodox and alternative. And that usually includes various massage and bodywork modalities, whom in some cases do something similar to what I do, but, I am usually told, not exactly.
In a similar vein, I’ve had Clients who thought they needed back, shoulder, neck, or various other surgeries, or some were even scheduled for one. Yet in many cases, showing them a few precisely designed stretches, done with a yogic* mindset, and with NO hands-on work, relieved their pain and gave them the tools to control it.
In other cases, it took 20 to 30 minutes or a few hours of hands-on, manual work for them to realize they could get better without surgery.
* In this sense, “Yogic” means, literally, to bring things together, and to enhance the quality of attention you pay to whatever it is you are doing.
In this case, the “things” we are “bringing together” are various parts of the body, as well as mind, brain, and body. It is in many cases the brain and mind either causing, or at least influencing or perpetuating, tension & stress levels in the body.
So in a “yogic stretch,” you are bringing your mind down into your muscles, and conversely enhancing and intensifying sensations from your muscles to your brain & mind. In this process of mindfulness, you can discover, learn, and practice how to more deeply Relax & Let-Go of tensions and stresses showing up in your body.
In hands-on bodywork, the principles and process are nearly the same. The bodyworker (practitioner of more refined and specifically therapeutic forms of “massage”) uses his or her hands to help the Client recreate the “yogic” experience by bringing their attention down into their soft tissues.
In both yoga & bodywork, the structural aspect is that as muscles relax & let-go, they also soften and lengthen. It is the softening and lengthening of musculo-fascial tissues that reduce tensions and pressures on other tissues of the body, also reducing ischemia, providing an opportunity for self-healing capacities of the body, brain, and mind to operate more effectively and efficiently.
Proper structural balancing strategies also bring the bone structure into better balance, reducing often significant stresses imposed by gravity on the body or attempting to move with too much resistance from one’s own muscles.
Are You Feeling Lucky?
Yes, maybe we got “lucky” all those times … But I’ve “gotten lucky” with extreme therapeutic challenges many times over the years. … FAR more often than not.
If that’s true, maybe there’s something medical authorities should be paying attention to? That is, of course, if the health of clients and patients is the priority rather than maximizing the profitability of patentable or more mechanical products or procedures. But that is another conversation all together.
The REAL Question Is, how many other people out there would “get lucky” if they first tried these far less invasive or less toxic approaches before they got onto the drug and surgery route? But one thing is for sure, if you don’t try something first, you’ll never know if it will work in your case. That’s one reason to start with the less invasive approaches.
Yes, there is the common complaint that pursuing so-called “alternative” therapists delays moving ahead on more orthodox treatments. But with PROPERLY prescribed drugs now the THIRD leading cause of death in America, and the ever increasing number of studies showing various surgeries to be no better than doing nothing, how bad is it to delay a few weeks or months to try “alternative” therapies? Especially since they are very non-toxic and non-invasive.
In and of themselves, Alternative Therapies are themselves NOT likely to damage or kill the client or patient. Drugs and surgery, on the other hand, are well known to be toxic with many undesirable side-effects or worse, and are among the MOST dangerous things you can do.
Orthodox Medicine Still Mystified By Back Pain
To further reinforce my overall point, over a year ago, the Arizona Republic newspaper published an article on back pain and potential remedies for such problems. There was almost no mention of either massage or yoga as a significant contribution to healing pain.
And of course, every now and then one of the national news magazines or papers publishes a similar article on the “mysteries of back pain.” In reading them, they always seem to miss the point of where much back pain is actually sourced from.
HINT #1: Back pain, or any kind of pain anyplace in the body, very often emanates from very different locations than where you feel it. In my hip replacement case above, the cause of the pain WAS originating where the pain was, but that is frequently not the case. Very frequently, a client will show up whose hip pain is due to C.E.M.&.N.T. in the OPPOSITE hip!
HINT #2: In many cases (I cannot testify to what percentage, but I bet it’s a LOT) it is C.E.M.&.N.T. … or chronic, excess muscle & nerve tension in, near or distant from the area of pain that’s causing the trouble.
(Again, C.E.M.&.N.T. is Chronic, Excess Muscle & Nerve Tension & Stress.)
Soft Tissue Influences On Musculo-Fascial
& Joint Pathology
The reality is, muscles are very capable of getting chronically contracted to the degree they can exert such forces on the bones and joints as to cause degeneration of the joint surfaces and surrounding soft tissues.
AND, there are very few or NO pain sensitive nerves within the joints or on joint surfaces such as cartilage. But if there are no pain sensitive nerves inside the joints, where is the pain coming from?
When you have “joint pain,” it is more likely triggered by muscles, via their tendons, pulling very hard on soft tissues surrounding the joint* rather than “structural” problems within the joint. Yet these tissues, called periosteum, wrap around the joint so closely and tightly you probably can’t tell the difference in location.
* There is a tissue called periosteum that is the “coating” or casing of bones. This is the tissue at which tendons attach to bones. Actually, the casings or sheaths of the muscle cells — called deep fascia — are continuous with the tendons, which are also continuous with the periosteum. All three are merely continuations of the same tissue, with different densities. These tissues are generally called fascia or connective tissue. There job, in great part, is to transmit the force of muscle contraction to the bones, causing movement.
Periosteum, like the skin, is embedded with many highly sensitive nerve endings. If overly contracted muscles are pulling hard and continuously on the periosteum, this can be a major source of aches & pains, sometimes actually tearing the periosteum. And because the periosteum is on the surface of the bones, and much of it so close to the joints, it can be a major factor in feeling that “deep ache” or pain sensitivity feeling like it is “in the bones” or joints.
So in many cases, it is chronic, excess muscle tension that:
A.) reduces the range-of-motion available in a joint;
B.) reduces responsiveness of individual neuromuscular units, reducing coordination and balance;
C.) puts pressure on pain sensitive nerves within the soft tissues, eventually causing aches or pains;
D.) compresses the joints, dehydrating them, eventually causing them to degenerate;
E.) producing the sense of “weakness,” which in many cases is actually pseudo-weakness.
Chronic muscle tension can reduce blood flow to an area, called ischemia, reducing oxygen levels. Reduced oxygen, called hypoxia, causes pain. Dr. John Sarno (author of Healing Back Pain and The Mindbody Prescription) called this phenomenon tension myoneural syndrome or TMS.
So truly proper medical treatment, starting with least invasive procedures, would first check for soft tissue influences on pain, reduced range-of-motion, and tissue degeneration.
Unfortunately, in the case of my Client described above, we cannot really know what would have happened if I had gotten to him before the first surgery. Although I believe the odds are in my favor, I cannot know for sure.
But if the physicians and therapists do not start with the least invasive possible solutions and work toward the more invasive solutions, we cannot know what’s true or real.
And that is most often the case with most Clients’ experiences with orthodox physicians and hospitals. There is such a focus on drugs and surgery, or “strength training,*” or any mechanical procedure, being the primary solutions that less invasive — and sometimes time consuming and labor intensive — options are not usually considered.
While basic “relaxation” massage has been around a long time, it is only recently that more sophisticated (so-called “alternative”) forms of muscle therapy such as yoga, clinical (or medical) massage, and structural bodywork are being applied in more intensive clinical or hospital settings.
(* Although “strength training” is nowhere near as permanent a source of damage as drugs or surgery, the near obsession with “strengthening” soft tissues and “the Core” is a major problem in orthodox medical therapy, primarily delivered by physical therapists. It works sometimes. Other times, not so well at all. More on that in a few minutes.)
BIO-Structural Balancing Strategies
with Postural Assessment
An important feature of our work is determining where to work. Which muscles do we start with, and what sequence do we follow?
For the most part, we evaluate the posture to discover which muscle(s) appear to b the most over-contracted and shortened muscles, and start there. Ideally, we work on all the over-shortened muscles, and leave the over-lengthened muscles alone until the body is moving back toward balanced symmetry.
The assessment includes a Clients report of what they are feeling and where, especially pain. Yet that is very often not the best indicator of where to work.
I once had a Client with severe joint degeneration in his right hip. Yet his pain was in the opposite hip!
Here’s my Explanation:
After evaluating his posture, I worked in the hip with the degeneration but NO pain. The pain in his opposite hip went away.
The idea here is the muscles in his degenerated hip were the over-shortened muscles, and it was the compression of the joint from the excess muscle tension causing the degeneration. The same over-short muscles were also pushing his hips off-center and toward the opposite hip, causing his hips to shift away from the short side(in his case, toward the left side).
The muscles on the left were reacting to the forces generated by the over-short muscle on the right, but were at a mechanical disadvantage and working harder, thus the pain.
Here’s an illustration of the same concept in a more easily visualized situation:
If we were to work on the over-lengthened muscles first, there is a very good possibility we’d make their problems even worse. Once the muscle have been brought back to balance, we can then treat them more symmetrically.
It is also easier to determine if any muscle have any true weakness, versus pseudo-weakness due to chronic muscle imbalance.
NO Pain, MORE Gain & Take Your Time!
There’s an old martial arts saying that if you go slower, you’ll end up going faster. Another one is you have to pull before you push.
However I should point out I have one, most important Primary Rule Of Therapy, that being “NO Pain means MORE Gain.”
(That should actually read NO Irritation, MORE Gain, but that does not roll of the tongue as smoothly! But the therapy should not irritate or intrude on the client, let alone hurt. I always marvel that clients tell stories of therapists who seem to think they need to cause pain to get better.)
Yes, this No Pain, Low Intensity, Therapeutic Process of simply reducing C.E.M.&.N.T. (Chronic, Excess Muscle & Nerve Tension & Stress) often does, initially, take some time. But when you’ve been waiting for years to get rid of pain or dysfunction, or nearly given up hope, waiting a few extra minutes or hours is not usually a problem.
Going over a Clients Edges can often trigger negative responses, such as the muscles tightening up. They do this to protect the tissues or body from danger or damage. At other times, the muscle do relax, but tighten right back up again later on.
One of the little discussed elements of the over-simplified “fight or flight” response is that in some cases, the reaction is to go passive, or “play dead.” This could be why a muscle would relax to avoid damage or danger. So the full range of response, in most common order, is “Fright, Freeze, Flight or Fight,” or what I call the 4-F Reflex. The passive response would be in-between the fright and freeze parts of that equation.
Whether the muscles tighten or go passive in the face of fright depends much on the Client’s prior conditioning during their life.
How Long Does A Client Wait To Get Better?
As I’ve indicated, some clients have near “miracle” results in a matter of minutes or hours. Others need many hours of therapy.
But if you’ve had dozens or hundreds of massages, adjustments and other modalities on a particular or system-wide problem, or had to endure MORE pain with NO gain (or worse) with various treatments or exercises, or you’ve been coached or prescribed to “strengthen” those allegedly “weak” muscles that are already way too tight to begin with, or endured “deep tissue” therapy that hurts as much as the pain you walked in with .… well, it’s usually worth the wait and extra time.
Client / Therapist Communication
In this view of therapy, the main job of a Client is to keep the therapist informed if the manual pressure gets too deep, too fast, too irritating, too intrusive, or too painful, too whatever. In fact, the Client should ideally be liking and inviting the sensation and pressure, or at very least be neutral about it, and in NO way tolerating or fighting what I’m doing. …
They should be Inviting, not Fighting the sensation.
If I show them any stretches, which I do if they are willing to do them, the same No Pain, low-intensity principle applies. In therapeutic situations, or people with trauma, low intensity is usually the way to go.
What About Deep Tissue Therapy?
That’s one reason a lot of so-called “deep tissue” therapy has significant limitations. Quite a few deep tissue therapists go in too fast, too deep, too suddenly. The therapist gets ahead of their client’s relaxation response, and the muscles react negatively, very often by tightening up to protect the tissues.
So the client ends up fighting the therapist rather than inviting the manual pressure.
The “trick” is to get deep into the layers of muscle and fascia most in need of attention without triggering negative reactions in the Client. In fact, in some cases, working just at the level of the skin and superficial fascia produces the desired results, or much of it.
More often than not, being able to stay deeper in the tissues for more time allows more points of excess tension to be found and treated.
While there is some argument in the massage therapy community as to which tissues are the correct ones to work with, in my view, you don’t know till you get in there. For some people it will be the skin. Other therapists claim to do periosteum massage, meaning working down on the bones. (I seldom need to get that deep to find the Client’s issues.) Others claim you can achieve all the needs of a Client by working only in the skin.
For me, it’s not about “deep tissue” or “skin work.” It’s Which Tissue Work? … Finding which tissues are in need and treating them.
Oddly, although all this sounds simple enough, finding therapists who’ll work this way is not always easy. Most of them want to rub, glide, and slide across muscles rather than holding slow, steady, sustained pressure. Or they feel a need to push really hard on an unyielding muscle and “get in there,” rather than lighten up when a muscle is not responding. It’s as if they feel if they’re not moving around or pushing in a lot they must not be working hard enough. Or something.
Most of that attitude is unnecessary at best, often counterproductive, sometimes dangerous. And feedback from most Clients is the slow, steady pressure approach works a LOT better for resolving more complex or deep-seated musculoskeletal problems.
Finding The Unfound & Getting Lucky?
As a result of my manual explorations into their soft tissues, very frequently, a Client will say to me no one ever “found that spot” before, or worked with it the way I do. … I’m sure many top performing therapists get similar feedback. But we take the TIME necessary to accomplish what the Client needs.
But a Client’s pain or dysfunction often emanates from very small portions of a muscle. Or from a very wide range of muscles. And everything in between. The vast number of possibilities is nearly infinite.
Complicating the situation is there are people who appear to have exactly the same symptoms as another person, yet what they need is completely different. You never really know until after you get into the body.
In complex cases, we often do extensive evaluations — both history via interview and detailed postural evaluation — to get as much information as possible before starting. Yet even so, there is often a mater of guess work with any one individual Client.
Sometimes we get lucky. Other times not. Sometimes we can find the cause and get it resolved very quickly. Other times, it takes more exploration and time. Sometimes a LOT more.
Not Always A Perfectly Pleasant Path
A significant problem with many Clients is they have varying degrees of sensory desensitization, facilitated in the brain stem. This neural system filters out repetitive or low level sensations the brain determines to be redundant or irrelevant, including low-grade aches and pains. In such cases, the Client does not typically notice some or much of what’s going on in their body because the brain is filtering much or all of it out.
Because pain can have multiple channels, and is highly subjective, a Client can be very pain ridden on one hand, but not feel other important sensations at all.
This often prevents people from feeling where their edges really are, and cannot communicate, or don’t even know, the pressure is too deep. And too many people think it’s better to “go for it” and endure as much sensation or even pain as they can, hoping the no pain no gain philosophy will work.
In some cases, especially in therapy, LESS really is MORE!
So even when not desensitized, it’s easy to go “over the edge” if not very conservative about it. All this often adds a layer of challenge to the process, sometimes driving the Client to “overdoing” the process.
Receiving bodywork or doing yoga helps to reverse the process of desensitization. The only problem is sometimes, otherwise unnoticed pain patterns or “weird feelings” can be “woke up.” A Client can have VERY strong negative reactions, possibly from the re-sensitization of their body.
It does occasionally happen that the Client experiences a few hours to a few days of discomfort or even more pain than usual. It’s sometimes difficult to tell whether it’s a proper and beneficial process or a problem with the treatment strategy.
The good news is even if the strategy was wrong, and pain is awakened, it usually normalizes within a few hours, or a few days at maximum.
There are cases of very good therapists performing treatment strategies leading to much bigger problems for the Client. That’s one reason I teach structural analysis and postural assessment to yoga teachers and massage and bodywork therapists, to avoid such rare but occasional problems with bodywork.
Making Soft Tissue Therapy More Available
Countless times per day, some therapist or coach or teacher somewhere reduces the chronic tension in a Client’s soft tissues, their neuro-musculo-fascial units, and the Client’s problem reduces significantly, or goes away all together. And frequently it does NOT return, or only requires a minimal to moderate amount of maintenance.
To me, the fact is many, of not most, of the most advanced medical facilities on Earth, such as the unnamed hospital in my LinkedIn article this links from, do not much discuss such possibilities as soft tissue therapy, let alone apply them in treatment.
That is, to be honest, scary. … And frustrating. … And an outrage.
Yet I’ve heard this frustration repeated by many Clients over the years I’ve been treating them.
How Many People Have Soft Tissue Issues?
The point is my professional reputation was based* on the fact that MOST of the time with MOST of my Clients, those who’ve had such issues got better. Usually a lot better. That includes people who’ve been in pain for many years or decades with minimal or no relief from both orthodox AND alternative therapies.
(* Meaning when I was still practicing a lot. I’ve been focusing more on writing and building websites to publish my written work the last few years. I am now starting a small practice here in Arizona, as well as traveling to Clients in other areas when necessary.)
As I’ve practiced over the years, I’ve always been amazed — though no longer surprised — at how many problems will clear up with proper soft tissue therapy, not just back and neck pain.
The Question is, how many people going through the orthodox medical system, and offered drugs or surgery, or both, for their problems, in reality had soft tissue issues that could have been resolved with a few sessions of hands-on therapy or yoga therapy?
Or even if it took quite a few sessions. Would that not be better than the alternative?
Right now, the THIRD leading cause of death in America is properly prescribed drugs. Some people have significant, unpredictable reactions to drugs. And surgery often requires anesthesia, and many people have significant negative reactions to anesthesia.
If it’s true that “conservative care” would mean the least invasive, the least dangerous, than what could be more conservative than yoga or stretching, or manual, hands-on techniques, similar to massage?
That, of course, assumes the objective of the health care system is about getting people more healthy with the least amount of risk? Yet these lower risk “alternatives” are just beginning to be more widely accepted as possible medical modalities.
Acute Care Training On The Polo Fields
Back in the mid-1980s, I became the team bodyworker for the Oakbrook Polo Team sponsored by Michael Butler, the man who produced the original Broadway musical, HAIR. This is where I got my acute care training. Polo players would frequently yank a shoulder, elbow, wrist or whatever, and be knocked out of the game. … But I was there to work with their injuries.
There were often a few physicians and/or physical therapists there, either as competitors or support staff. One of them admitted to me one day they were all mystified that I was able to get most of those polo players back on the field by the next chukker (like an inning in baseball) after what everyone thought would be an injury preventing a player from getting back on the horse and field that day or longer.
And in the late 1980s and early 1990s, my Clients and Students were presidents and executive board members of the American Massage Therapy Association and owners of several major massage schools around the country. … I’m guessing I must have been doing okay as a therapist at that point.
RELIEF OFTEN HAPPENS … BUT …
(We Alternative Guys Do Not Exist)
Anyway, I can assure you, probably hundreds of times a day, if not thousands, a hands-on muscle therapist — or a yoga therapist — similar to me, somewhere in America and the World, relieves the pain or dysfunction of a Client without drugs or surgery.
No, not all kinds of massage or massage therapists achieve that, of course.
I frequently have discussions with Clients as to what their other therapists or doctors do or say, or not. It’s usually the same story. Either it’s VERY little attention to the muscles at all, or the technique is performed too fast, too deep, too shallow, too irritating, or too much or not enough of whatever.
And rarely does anyone take the amount of time I do on each “spot” in a muscle. That’s one reason where ever I go, people say no one does what I do. … I don’t really believe that, but I am sure we who do take the necessary time are not all that numerous.
And maybe only 5 or 10% of all therapists get those results. But they DO happen. How many therapists, exactly, can provide such results? I don’t know. But many of them provide more than enough results to pay more attention to them.
But these healing events are not often supervised or monitored by an “approved medical authority.” And for a number of reasons, it is difficult to get funding to perform proper studies to prove or disprove our case and effectiveness. And because every Client has (usually) a unique situation, and every therapist varies widely in skills and competence, producing proper, consistent studies has major problems not easily resolved in a “scientifically acceptable” or useful way.
So, from a purely “science-based” point-of-view, in the eyes of the medical establishment, these low-tech, high-touch healing events do not even exist as true healing modalities, let alone figure into the paradigm of “modern” medicine. … To me, this is a tragedy.
Little or No Opportunity For Funding Of Studies
Because there is little or no institutional or research money available to the massage & bodywork community, and because our “scope of practice” is so limited by the Powers That Be (another conversation) at the top of the medical establishment, there is not much chance to get enough funding for really good and comprehensive studies as to the efficacy of low-tech, high touch muscle therapy.
And producing studies on any process that has SO many variables would be quite difficult, too.Studies are dependent on being able to isolate variables, something that’s much easier to do with a mass produced drug or surgical instrument.
NEWS FLASH: Muscles, nerves and the brain to not read the medical journals or insurance codes and relax or normalize at a prescribed rate of speed or expense fitting their preferred time frame.
them to keep people like me from competing on a level playing field.
Yet if people can heal adequately or fully with such low-tech, high-touch options focused strictly on relaxing their soft tissues, should they not be included in the medical menu, at least as an option?
DELIVERING WHAT PEOPLE REALLY NEED
Don’t Fight Nature
To me, it is a tragedy in health care and medicine that this blind spot on effective neuro-musculo-fascial therapy is the norm, not the exception.
Because with very few exceptions, if any, I believe a TRULY free market of ideas, products and services is FAR more likely to deliver what people really need, at a reasonable cost, than is a top down, bureaucratic, “Cult of Expert” structure. The end user, the consumer, needs to get FAR more educated in what is possible and available, and begin exerting pressure — DEMAND — on The System to start delivering — SUPPLY — the better goods. …
Learn to use and love the REAL Laws of Supply & Demand. Life and politics will make FAR more sense, and provide you FAR more benefits If you don’t fight nature.
To that end, we need to get out there and express these ideas directly to the public at large, and not be so focused on trying to convince the Powers That Be, or the medical establishment, to put their stamp of approval on us.
There is far more than enough evidence for those who are not willfully blind.
So, please invite people like me to come to your establishments, your communities, your clubs, and let us talk to you about what we do, how it works, and why we do it.
On Becoming A Highly Trained Soft Tissue Therapist
I’m now going back to providing trainings for therapists in clinical massage, structural bodywork and yoga therapy. I’ll be doing much of it on-line, and in-person for groups who can bring the logistics together.
Unfortunately, at this time, if you are looking for a massage licensing program where you can learn the things I’ve written about here, there’s only one source of massage & bodywork education I can highly recommend, without reservation.
If you want to be a highly trained, Clinical Soft Tissue Therapist & Structural Bodyworker, that is the Schools of Advanced Bodywork, owned by Kyle C. Wright. His two schools are in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Jacksonville, Florida. …
He’s also kept tuition unreasonably low, as well. It would be well worth it to move there for 6 months to take his 500 hour licensing program.
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