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Trigger Point Massage
Trigger points represent small areas of tightness within muscles, creating tight bands and knots from the contracted muscle fibers.
These trigger points cause discomfort and frequently refer pain to other areas of the body. Active trigger points can also limit the range of motion, create muscle weakness, and numbness or tingling.
The aim of trigger point therapy is to eliminate pain and to re-educate the muscles into pain-free habits. The result of trigger point massage is the elimination of toxins in the muscles and the release of energising endorphins. Usually after several treatments, the pain, swelling and stiffness is reduced, there is an increase in range of motion, tension is relieved, and circulation, flexibility and coordination are improved.
Acupuncture can also be used to relieve pain caused by trigger points.