The human body is made of a network of muscles, joints and tendons. Trigger point therapy taps into the bodies internal network of muscles and tissue to unlock common chronic and injury related pain caused by tension and stress. Continuous movement can irritate tissue, and over time may lead to trigger points developing.
Ultimately when muscle tissue remains contracted for long periods of time they can harden and create little nodules that massage therapists can feel for during a trigger point massage. trigger point therapy helps reduce pain, relive tension and asissts in promoting better range of motion. Not only is this form of therapy great for releasing an area that is knotted up, but it also promotes healthy circulation and help muscles regain full function.
Is trigger point therapy right for me?
Simple activities like driving in your car for an extended period of time, poor posture, overdoing a daily exercise routine as well as other daily actions can cause strain and promote the buildup of stress and tension in your muscles.
There is a common misconception that people who do get trigger point massage undergo high levels of pain during the treatment and will be sore for days following the massage in order for the therapy to be helpful. However, the reality is the purpose of trigger point therapy is not to provide more pain but rather help reduce pain and heal injured tissue.
Our massage therapists incorporate deep tissue massage during trigger point therapy, so you can enjoy the relaxation of the massage experience coupled with the rehabilitative benefits that trigger point provides.
Here are some of the primary benefits of trigger point therapy.
Trigger point therapy can be extremely effective in treating many common muscular conditions and injuries such as:
- Sciatic pain
- Shin splints
- Plantar fasciitis
- chronic pain in joints like a stiff neck or back
- rotator cuff injuries
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