When muscles are stressed or injured, trigger or pressure points are formed. They might show up as sharp, intense spasms, or as a dull generalised ache. Trigger points can also restrict blood flow or obstruct nerve signals and may also cause a shortening of the muscle fibers. Either way, they can be really painful.
Your stress could be caused by the death of a loved one, getting married, divorce or moving to a new home. Other reasons may be the loss of a job, financial obligations or illness.
Massage techniques are designed to provide pain relief, reduce stress and improve mobility in our daily life. Therapeutic massage improves joint flexibility, offers pain relief and relaxes tight muscles.
For patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), massage is one of the most recommended alternative therapies for treatment of the symptoms of CFS.
According to Tiffany Field, PhD, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine, sore joints and muscles can be eased with regular massage, leading to a significant reduction in pain for people with arthritis.