Massage therapy is a widely practiced medical therapeutic technique. It can be traced as far back as the 6th century BC, with the discovery of Greek doctor Arsenius (aurus). This was the first ever recorded use of massaging as a medical therapy. Today, it is used by therapists to decrease pain, improve range of motion, improve range of movement, and decrease inflammation.
Massage therapy is used for a variety of uses, such as relieving pain, loosening tight muscle cells, increasing range of motion, addressing inflammation, reducing stiffness, improving muscle tone, and so on. Massage has also been shown to effectively "free up" natural killer cells in the body, thus preventing the formation of tumors. Myofascial Release is an alternative medical treatment treatment claimed to be extremely beneficial for the treatment of chronic pain and skeletal muscle immobility due to myofascial pain syndrome, by relaxing tight contracted muscles, enhancing blood and lymph circulation, and increasing the trigger point stimulation in injured muscles.
Trigger Point Therapy is a type of massage that targets specific areas of the body, usually the hands, feet, or neck, and which offers manual pressure to specific muscle groups to relieve pain. In my experience, Trigger Point therapy works well for acute and chronic low back pain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, and whiplash. Triggers are areas of tightness within the muscle tissue or tendons, such