Trigger Point Massage
When a muscle is over stretched or strained through injury or postural restriction, it will develop intense areas of contracted muscle fibres called trigger points (knots). These occur throughout the body in a relatively predictable pattern.
Muscles will develop a consistent trigger point pattern specific to the muscle involved, and when compressed, will produce a referral pain in surrounding areas. Eg. you may be experiencing headaches due to trigger points in the shoulder and neck muscles. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.
Trigger Point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release.
This technique applies concentrated finger, thumb or even elbow pressure to an area within the muscle body to deactivate the muscle tightness.
The results and benefits of Trigger Point massage are in releasing constricted areas in the muscles, thus relieving pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment.
Receiving massage with Trigger Point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
Trigger point therapy is used to treat a number of chronic pain conditions
- shoulder pain
- temporomandibular joint pain (jaw pain)
- lower back pain
- sports injuries