What is Trigger Point Therapy?
A trigger point is a tight area within a muscle that refers pain to other parts of the body. Working on a trigger point in the back or shoulder, for example, may reduce referring pain in the neck. The neck, acting as a satellite trigger point, could also be causing pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or an overall dull ache.
Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through phases of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the patient should actively participate through deep breathing as well as helping to identify the exact location of the highest intensity of the discomfort.
The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing congested areas of tissue in the muscles that are causing direct and referring discomfort, thus alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Getting a massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help you to manage pain and stress from chronic injuries naturally.