TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
An Ancient Science
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 produce referral 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 point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. The therapist will communicate with the clients condition with a tension scale. This helps the therapist know when the trigger spot has released.
Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.