Muscle Tension

bigstock-Businesswoman-Having-Neck-Pain-66772438-300x200Muscle tension is a common complaint which causes much discomfort in our daily lives. Tension in the muscles can be characterized by pain, tightness, or ‘knots’ in various parts of the body; the neck, back, and shoulders are common areas to experience tension, for example. Also common, is the infamous ‘tension headache’ which is usually described as a dull, aching pain, pressure across the forehead, behind the eyes, the back of the head, or even going into the jaw and neck. It is no surprise that one of the leading causes of muscle tension, including tension headaches, is stress and psychological pressure. What’s more, if not properly addressed and managed, muscle tension could lead to chronic pain, which also has negative consequences on mental and emotional health.

Some signs of muscle tension include:

  • Tight muscles
  • Muscle soreness and or tenderness
  • Tension headaches
  • Aching and or pressure in the neck and shoulders
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle spasms

Some causes and negative repercussions of muscle tension include:

  • Anxiety, elevated stress, and psychological pressure
  • Poor posture
  • Sedentary lifestyle (not enough physical movement/ activity)
  • Menopause
  • Lack of flexibility

Negative long-term effects:

  • Chronic muscle pain and headaches
  • Chronic stress and emotional malaise
  • Poor posture
  • Muscle weakness leading to injury

bigstock-Masseur-doing-back-massage-on-61658324-300x225Stress, pressure, and muscular tension affects us all at some point in our lives. Evolution Psychology Center will help you manage and overcome both the negative physical and emotional correlates of muscle tension through wellness services such as mind-body massage and psychosomatic psychotherapy. These techniques will uncover the root cause of your physical and psychological tension. Our treatment will also consider your physical and emotional state in order to best manage and eliminate your symptoms for good. Give us a call today to find out more about our mind-body massage and psychotherapy services or to make an appointment with one of our professionals.

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