Fasciculations/Muscle Twitches

A fasciculation, or muscle twitch, is a spontaneous, involuntary muscle contraction and relaxation, involving fine muscle fibers. You may be able to feel a fasciculation that is too subtle or deep to see.

Active trigger points can create a local twitch response. A trigger point is a dense area or knot within a taut band of muscle or myofascia. They can contribute to, or produce, local and/or referred pain. 

Trigger points can be caused by muscular overload, fatigue or muscle trauma.

Benefits of massage with myofascial release include a reduced number of active trigger points, improved muscle function, improved joint alignment, improved self-awareness, mobilized fascia, an increase in stride length, enhanced relaxation and improved overall performance and recovery.

*This trigger point is so active it keeps twitching even when pressure is released.

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