Pain Can Show a Lot of Muscle

Pain Can Show a Lot of Muscle

People suffering from chronic muscle pain and stiffness now can consider a new kind of physical technique that is based on the theory that a chronically sore or tight muscle cannot be simply massaged or exercised away (this sentence as published has been corrected in this text).

Practitioners of Muscle Activation Techniques, or MAT, believe that these symptoms are just the body’s defense mechanisms. The underlying cause, according to MAT™ developer Greg Roskopf, is that injury can desensitize a muscle’s mechanoreceptors, which are designed to receive and process signals from the brain.

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