"Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in the body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension that occur in the belly of the muscle and refer pain to other parts of the body. Active trigger points can refer pain in both the local area and/or to other areas of the body, while latent trigger points are typically painless. Both may cause pain, a decrease in range of motion, and weakness; the tightness alone cutting off the muscle"s own blood supply. For example, a trigger point in the shoulder can cause burning, tingling, numbness and/or pain down the arm and to the hand. Often times the area where you feel the most pain is not the source. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied to release your trigger points followed by specific stretches to further lengthen the bound up muscles fibers. This process may be painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative. A heating pad or ice pack are effective aftercare options depending on your experience. Most sessions are done without oil or lotion."
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