Did you know that muscle makes up more than 70 percent of your body’s weight? Muscle tissue has such a large presence in our bodies because it is responsible for so much of our movement – inside and out. Muscle is the key tissue behind big efforts like walking, lifting, laughing and speaking. It is also behind the smallest movements, like changing the diameter of a branch of an artery.
However, muscle does not work alone. It is a metabolic machine that is always in concert with connective tissues, with collagen and bone, and with the nervous system, both central and peripheral. Understanding that connected relationship helps us explain what muscle knots are, and how to get rid of them.