What is Trigger Point?

Trigger points are small areas of hyper-irritability within muscles, if this points are located near motor nerve areas,  the person may experience referred pain caused by nerve stimulation.

How does it work?

The massage therapist usually finds trigger points during general massage and palpation deep, if in this process a trigger point is identified, you will notice of the trigger point but does not initiate a protective mechanism, but on the contrary you can experience a "good pain". The therapist will guide you to take a deep breath while compression techniques are performed to the point of pain and are sometimes held for up to 10 minutes. The trigger point may be deactivated, while you should take a deep breathing to increase the flow of oxygen to the tissues.

 

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