Welcome to Myopress, your muscle place. This blog is to help those with acute soft tissue pain as well as chronic soft tissue pain.
Let me start by introducing myself….my Name is Ephraim Colwell and I am a massage therapist as well as a neuromuscular therapist. I also have training in A.R.T., Sports Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy. I own Myopress, a neuromuscular therapy clinic in Houston, Texas. I have been a therapist for the last 11 years and been the owner of Myopress for the last 7 years; in that time I have seen a plethora of people handcuff to their pain. I have notice that unhealthy muscles seem to be the cause of a lot of issues that most people with pain deal with.
Muscles needs a few things in order for them to be healthy…oxygen, water, and food are the basics. Without either of those things muscles will not function to their optimal capacity. Muscles also need to be able to eliminate wastes. Things like lactic acid, inflammation, and other waste material will store in muscles…these items need to be released. Can you imagine going to work every day for the last 3 years and your boss tells you “ok….today I will take 80% of your food and water away from you, I’m also taking 90% of your oxygen away from you, you can’t get up to go to the restroom, and I have 12 hours of work for you to do today.” Would you quit? Now remember he/she has been doing this every day for the last 3 years! I said all of that because that is what muscles go through….as they tighten the blood flow slows down so the oxygen, food, and water that is carried through the blood is limited. Have you notice that when you take a warm bath or shower you began to feel better, but the minute you step out of that bath or shower and you cool off your body starts to hurt? Heat expands the blood vessels allowing more blood to flow, the more blood flows the more the muscles gets what they need.
With this blog we will discuss a bit of everything that deals with muscle health…things like:
- how muscles work
- the benefits of exercise and stretching
- and much more
We are about to embark on a journey to take the handcuffs off and get you back to a healthy and happy way of living, so welcome to Myopress your home of everything muscular!
Until Next time….Take care of your muscles and they will take care of you!