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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