Trigger Point Massage
- What is a trigger point?
- What are the benefits of trigger point therapy?
- What is a trigger point massage like?
What is a trigger point?
A trigger point is a small, tight, contracted area of muscle fiber localised within the muscle belly. Trigger points can cause anything from referred muscle pain to joint stiffness, even headaches.
What are the benefits of trigger point therapy?
Trigger point benefits many health conditions from tendonitis to fibromyalgia. Trigger points can even put excess tension on muscles attaching to ribs and vertebrae, exacerbating misalignment issues. Trigger point therapy has the capability to:
- Increase range of motion
- Decrease muscle stiffness and tension
- Reduce headaches
- Improve flexibility
- Improve circulation
- Reduce muscle spasms
What is trigger point massage like?
Therapists will use isolated pressure on trigger points found within the muscle tissue to aid the fibers in releasing their bonds on each other and returning that length and contraction room to the muscle, thus alleviating any issues it was contributing to. After the trigger point has released, the muscle tissue is then stripped out and stretched, to ensure healthy muscle elongation. The result of trigger points being released are noticeable after just one session!