Body Integration

Muscle Energy

Muscle Energy Technique is a form of stretching commonly used by sports massage therapists, sports therapists, osteopaths and some physiotherapists, chiropractors and fitness professionals. It involves the active contraction of a muscle by the client against a resistive force provided by the therapist.

The muscle energy technique is used to:

    stretch muscles, especially those to maintain posture

    strengthen muscles

    relax muscles, especially useful for treating cramping muscles

    help regain correct muscle function, and

    reduce localized oedema