Nerve mobilization is a type of nerve therapy that aims to specifically locate and treat fixations of nerves all throughout the body. The treatment is performed by applying gentle, precise pressure to the nerve in order to glide or floss it through the nerve sheath, which is made of connective tissue and surrounds the nerve.
One of the most common places for a nerve fixation is on the sciatic nerve, also referred to as sciatica. If there is a fixation, it can send abnormal signals to the structure that it innervates whether it is a muscle, connective tissue, an organ, or even parts of the brain. These fixations can cause an abnormal change in pressure within the nerve causing nerve tension.