Muscle Spasms are uncontrollable contractions or spasms of a muscle which cause a sharp pain and hardening of the muscles, making it almost impossible to use. If not treated, the spasm can produce a knot within the muscle, which eventually becomes a trigger point, or point of referred pain, which may be felt in other areas of the body
A professional trained massage therapist will break the pain cycle and decrease the muscle spasm. If the muscle spasm is reflex guarding, decrease a portion of spasm and do not disturb healing process. Decrease the pain and sympathetic nervous system SNS firing. Increase local circulation. Decrease hypertonicity increase ROM decrease recurrence.