Due to injuries or stress muscles can spasm. The pain is caused by ischemic muscle tissue. The muscle is not receiving enough blood, nutrients or oxygen. Lack of oxygen causes the production of lactic acid which in turn makes the muscle feel sore.
- Source of Pain could be determined
- Stimulation of the Nervous System occurs
- Increases Mental Clarity
What to expect is the use of thumbs, knuckes and elbows. It is extremely important to communicate with the massage therapist regarding the pressure - whether the pressure is too much, too little, or referral pain is felt and what part of the body the pain is referred to. The massage therapy pressure should never be overly painful. In fact, most people describe the pressure as “good pain”.