Trigger Point Massage 60 mins
Trigger points or trigger sites are described as hyper-irritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with small contraction knots and a common cause of pain. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or local twitch response. The local twitch response is not the same as a muscle spasm. This is because a muscle spasm refers to the entire muscle contracting whereas the local twitch response also refers to the entire muscle but only involves a small twitch, no contraction. The trigger point model states that unexplained pain frequently radiates from these points of local tenderness to broader areas, sometimes distant from the trigger point itself. Therapists have identified reliable referred pain patters, allowing us to associate pain in one location with trigger points elsewhere.