The daily grind of sports training, and the wear and tear (posture, repetitive motion) of everyday life, takes its toll on the body. Overused and misused muscles and injuries affect texture, tension, and length in the muscles. Identified as adhesions, scar tissue, or trigger points, these tender spots result in pain, reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and decreased athletic performance.
For example, throwing a baseball, running, going to yoga, sitting at a desk, and standing all day stress the tissue. Over time, muscle damage adds up, resulting in scar tissue or adhesions; this cascade of events leaves groups of muscles bound up and stuck together.