muscle tone

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muscle tone

[′məs·əl ‚tōn]
(physiology)
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(12) Depending on the characteristics of the muscle tension patterns, the upper range may be particularly difficult because of the increased compression on the vocal mechanism or the singer may experience difficulty accessing the chest/modal voice.
Muscle tension dysphonia is characterized by dysregulated laryngeal and extralaryngeal muscle activity.
The review of literature shows that patients with dysphonia experience increased muscle tension outside the larynx, which changes its position in relation to other structures of the vocal tract and consequently disrupts the conditions of voice emission [17,18].
Especially, massage with natural oil to relieve arthritis pain, helps people from anxiety, irritability, sadness, lack of motivation, fatigue, muscle tension, headache etc.
Massage increases blood flow to the muscles and decreases stress and muscle tension. It may enhance pain relief; however, there have been few clinical trials to measure the effectiveness of massage for pain management (O'Conner-Von, Osterlund, Shin, & Simpson, 2010).
The aim of this study was to determine whether using an adjustable ergonomic office chair with adjustable armrests, compared to a less adjustable ergonomic office chair with fixed armrests, was associated with improved chronic UQMP, muscle tension, disability and productivity among female computer workers.
When working on your hands and knees, keep your spine long and beware of any muscle tension, especially in the shoulders.
Dr Touma explained that a "massage can help reduce pain, improve circulation, reduce muscle tension, and improve lymphatic drainage and joint mobility.
But we also experience pressure, itching, the ability to tell where your body parts are and we can monitor muscle tension. We have a sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes.
When a career plunge causes muscle tension, Hunter seeks relief through Gabe Hellman, a handsome massage therapist.
Common signs include increased use of alcohol, sleeping problems, sweating, change in appetite, difficulty concentrating, anxiety, irritability, low self-esteem, headaches, muscle tension and dizziness.
TOUCH SCREEN TA T BLETS USING them for long periods of time could cause muscle tension in the upper body and even lead to serious neck strain....