Myofascial trigger point massage
A collection of too many trigger points forms the myofascial pain syndrome. This can cause a huge discomfort as well as other side effects.
Myofascial release massage is a type of therapy used to eliminate myofascial pain syndrome which is a chronic pain disorder caused by sensitivity and tightness in your myofascial tissue. It usually starts form a trigger point.
Trigger points are very tender spots of contracted muscle fibers. They can cause aching and stiffness and affect the performance of the muscle, spread the pain and cause other trigger points.
The myofascial release massage is focused on easing the tension and tightness in this trigger points. It is very hard to localize the pain in the specific trigger point so this type of therapy is used over a broad area of muscles rather than in one point.
The therapist will massage the muscles and check for stiff areas because they should be pliable and elastic. Once the stiff area is found, massaging and stretching is applied with light manual pressure. The process is repeated on the same spot until the massage therapist fills that the tension is released. The massaged areas may not be the ones where the trigger point is or where you feel the most pain because myofascial release works a broader number of muscles that might cause the pain. The scope is to reduce the tension through the body by releasing multiple trigger points in your muscular system.
Most trigger points are self treatable and they can cause back pain or neck pain.
The trigger points show up when you are not expecting them and they can mimic any problems you have and even make them worse.
Due to the tenderness of these trigger points, people feel that the temporary pain worth the benefits of getting rid of the long-lasting pain caused by them and the fact that they can cause increased, spreading pain and future problems with the posture.
Because the trigger point massage is focused on the specific spots of the body where the pain occurs, it provides the best method of treatment for the pain.
Depending on the place where the pain is located the therapist will ask the patient to lay down in a way that is comfortable for the massaged person, also making sure other trigger points are not affected by the procedure, if there are more than one but also make sure that the area can be easily accessed by the therapist.
After the guest is comfortable, the therapist will scan his body to find all the pain points then using several different techniques of varying pressure on and around the trigger point will work to break down the knot. This can be uncomfortable because of the pressure on the area with pain and it may take several visits to totally remove them.
After the trigger point was removed it is absolutely important that the guest stays hydrated because all the toxins released will be released in the body. Without a proper hydration you can get sick from all these toxins but with a good hydration, these toxins are washed out from the blood in a short period of time.
It is also recommended to take Epson salt bath to help you with removing the toxins and muscles soreness.
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