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How Do You Release Muscle Knots?

There are several ways to release muscle knots, and in this article we will go over answering that very question. There are lots of tools you can use, for instance using a foam roller to massage the area, or a tennis ball or lacrosse ball to help you apply pressure to them. Stretching is also an effective way to release the knot by focusing on your specific areas of tension. You can also book a professional massage at IMMERSE Modern Massage to develop a plan for helping you release muscle knots, but let’s talk about how specifically you can do this at home.

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How Long Does It Take To Break Up a Knot?

But how long does it take to break up a knot? It usually depends on how tense your body is, and how long it’s been there in your body. Generally speaking, if it‘s not been there for a while it also won‘t take very long to break up. On the other hand, if you’ve had these knots in your body for many years, or is especially tight due to injury, it could take a while. If you take your time and work slowly and diligently, you should be able to break it up in 10 to 15 minutes.

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Can Knots Be Massaged Out?

Absolutely! Knots can definitely be massaged out, and it can be especially helpful to visit one of our massage therapists at IMMERSE Modern Massage to help you! Massage therapy can be an extremely effective to relieve tension that causes pain in your muscles, which can help to completely eliminate knots. A trained massage therapist will generally use effective techniques, such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and super effective modalities that are specifically used to break up knots, release tension and alleviate pain. 

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What Causes Deep Muscle Knots?

If you’re wondering what causes deep muscle knots, just know that they can be caused by a few different things. Often times it has to do with poor posture or repetitive stress movements. Muscle knots can also be caused by overexerting your body, especially if you don‘t stretch enough afterwards. If you also sit for long periods of time without movement, like when working at a desk for 8 hours a day, this can cause your body to tense up and create an environment where knots will readily form naturally. 

What Is The Best Massage For Deep Knots?

Well, the best massage for deep knots really depends on the individual and their preferences. Generally speaking, a deep tissue massage is ideal for targeting and relieving deep knots. This type of massage involves slow, firm strokes that penetrate the deeper layers of muscle and tissue. Additionally, a sports massage can also be beneficial for releasing deep knots, as it incorporates stretching to help loosen tight muscles. Of course, it‘s also important to keep in mind that everyone‘s body is different, so it‘s important to consult with your massage therapist to determine the best massage for your particular needs.

Why Do Knots Hurt During Massage?

Knots during massage can be quite uncomfortable, especially if your massage therapist is using a considerable amount of pressure. This is because knots are caused by tightness in the muscles, and when a massage therapist applies pressure to these areas, your body will let you know by sending pain signals to your brain that there is something wrong with being as tense as you are. As the massage therapist continues to massage the knots, usually it causes a temporary amount of increased tension as these knots get broken up. This’s why it‘s of the utmost importance to communicate with your massage therapist during your session to let them know if the pressure is too much. Keep in mind, massage should never feel painful or uncomfortable.

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Author: Mason Palmer

Founder / Massage Therapist

IMMERSE Modern Massage

Mason is a master massage therapist in Portland, Oregon, with over 10,000 hours of hands on work. His expertise in deep tissue anatomy, myofascial release, and trauma-informed somatic therapy. He is also a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and has received Reiki Master level training from three different schools. Mason has explored various healing practices, including Mindfulness Meditation, Personal Training, Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine, for over a decade. He is the author of “Energy Healing, One Truth Many Teachers” and is known for his proven track record for creating plans of care for his clients to overcome pain and discomfort in their body, and to make sure that pain doesn’t come back.

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At IMMERSE Massage Portland,

Our mission is to help you relieve the stress, tension, and pain that degrades your quality of life so you can be the very best version you, body and mind.

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  • Avatar Kelsey Koll ★★★★★ a year ago
    Wow! My massage with Mason was healing on so many levels! He addressed the spots of tension and diligently worked to remind my muscles that it’s okay to relax. He was very attentive to my needs and comfort.
    Immerse is definitely an appropriate
    … More name for this space as you are enveloped in delightfully warm infrared heat (through amethyst crystals!), the soothing sounds of a waterfall, and a sound bath of vibrations coming directly from the table!
    The thoughtful intention put in to making Immerse Modern Massage the healing environment that is it is apparent and very much appreciated!
  • Avatar Olivia Guethling ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Mason is awesome! I just had an amazing massage experience and loved it. He attentively addressed the tension spots in my body and worked through them. The massage table vibrates synced up to the meditative music which was sooo relaxing … More and helped me be super dropped into the moment. The weighted blanket and the warm scented towels were another highlight. Highly recommend. Thank you, Mason!
  • Avatar adria mooney ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Entering the space I immediately felt calm, the lighting and ambiance was perfect for relaxing. The warmth, low light and wooden ceiling made me feel like I was in a sauna. Mason greeted me and made me feel comfortable as we entered the … More massage room. The bed was heated, with weighted blanket and calming music vibrated the entire bed. I melted away as mason massaged my whole body, taking care to leave me mostly covered under the warm blanket the entire time. He also used heated towels and a wonderful essential oil blend. I felt truly relaxed and my whole body vibrated with warmth and comfort. Would definitely come back again!
  • Avatar Jordan Cohen ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Wow! Walking into Immerse Modern Massage, my entire body immediately relaxed right at the front door. The aromatherapy is so intoxicating and soothing, and the ambiance is very nice. Walking into the treatment room was even better. They … More really did such a good job with the place! Not to mention the massage table! Omg, it felt so incredible to be sandwiched in between healing frequencies, warmth, and high vibrations. I can’t wait to go back!!! I was impressed to say the least.
  • Avatar Tracy A ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Such a lovely experience from beginning to end. The lobby was beautifully decorated with plants, and Mason greeted me with such warmth. The table vibrates with music and is so comfortable and warm. The weighted blankets helped me feel so … More cozy and relaxed. The technique and grounded presence Mason offers is excellent. I especially enjoyed the warm scented towel on my face and neck at the end of the massage. So rejuvenating and relaxing. I felt calm and peaceful. Wholeheartedly recommend!

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