The intention of Neural Manipulation is to gently free up nerves to move in a healthy range of motion. Nerves often rest on, under and between muscles, fascia and in between joints, and their ability to slide and glide freely, rather than get tethered to those soft tissues and joints, is crucial for optimum health and wellbeing. That free range of motion can be impaired by many causes, such as stress, injuries, illness, poor posture, and surgery. When the movement of a nerve is restricted, symptoms such as tight or spasmed muscles may occur as the body tightens the muscles in order to not damage a nerve with excessive motion. If a nerve in the arm is unable to stretch while reaching for something, for instance, the body might create a spasm in the shoulder to restrict the stretching of the arm, which could damage the nerve. In addition, symptoms such as tingling, burning, or referred pain might arise when a nerve is being compressed or stretched too much. During a treatment, the touch is very gentle, and can be very specific when treating the nerve that is tethered to the surrounding tissues. Along with this, the area surrounding restricted nerves is also treated to increase ease of motion, relax the muscles and fascia, and ensure that the entire area is freely moving.