Deep Tissue Massage is a technique which uses deep finger pressure and firm strokes to target the deeper layer of muscles and connective tissue, working on Myofascial trigger points. What is it mean Triger points? Myofascial trigger points are described as hyperirritable spots in the skeletal muscle. They are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Trigger points develop as a result of muscular injuries, strains, and trauma. When muscle fibers, fascia, ligaments, or tendons become weakened, overstretched, or inflamed, tiny tears in the associated soft tissue can occur. As the tissue heals it contracts, becoming twisted and knotted. These knotted fibers restrict the fresh blood supply needed by the muscle cells. In addition, there is often a shortening of the muscle fiber to protect itself from further injury.Trigger points present as small nodules of varying size within the muscle fibre, tiny but they can be responsible for much pain in the body, it’s proved that trigger points may be responsible for up to 80% of musculoskeletal pain. Pressing on trigger points help release those tight muscle knots in your body. The goal of massage therapy is not only to relieve pain but integrate the once painful area with surrounding areas of the body and increase biomechanical function. I also give self care advice such as stretches, exercises and advice on breathing and relaxation techniques to support the massage therapy effects and long term benefits.