Trigger Point Therapy

A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may trigger pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Trigger points are caused by muscle overuse or injury, and because the aches are associated with moving parts, the pain is commonly mistaken for arthritis.

Trigger point work is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. The result of trigger point massage is the elimination of toxins in the muscles and the release of energizing endorphins. A significant decrease in pain is often found after just one treatment.

How does trigger point therapy work?

Trigger point therapy is highly effective at reducing trigger point pain. When pressure is applied, blood flow to the area is increased. This allows oxygen and nutrients to flow to the site and heal the muscle. The pressure also stimulates your body to release endorphins, helping to minimize pain.

What is trigger point therapy used for?

Trigger point therapy massage is used to treat a number of different conditions. These include:

  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Accident trauma
  • Sports injuries

Massage therapy has many important health benefits. In fact, massage can help you maintain physical, mental and emotional well being, especially when it is part of your regular wellness routine.

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