Untreated trigger points in tight muscle tissue can really affect a person’s mood long term. Chronic pain can sometimes be a cause of depression.
It is pretty impossible to lie down and put weight on any tight muscle, so a good nights sleep is going to be hard to achieve when someone has a collection of trigger points in the way. People often wake in the night with deep aches and pains and find it hard to lie still.
Muscles which contain trigger points tend to over contract and be slow to relax, and this constant tension tires the body out. So the exhaustion from lack of sleep is magnified by this muscle tension. The resulting chronic fatigue can go on for months or years even, if left untreated.
Having a series of deep tissue massage treatments, along with some appropriate muscle stretching will go a long way to improving a nights sleep and enabling your body to feel energised again.