Trigger point massage therapy is one of the fastest-growing therapies in the world. Why? Because it works. It’s one of the most effective types of massage therapy available and has been proven to alleviate muscle and soft tissue pain—a pain millions of people suffer from. In fact, studies have shown soft tissue and muscle pain to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of doctor visits.
So, if you suffer from soft tissue or muscle pain, we have good news for you—relief with trigger point massage therapy is an option and it’s easier than you may think!
What is Trigger Point Massage Therapy?
Trigger point massage therapy is a specific massage technique that focuses on the specific points of pain and muscle spasms in your neck, back and your shoulders. For most people, this is where your trigger points are located—and even though they can form in other muscle groups, it is highly unlikely and pretty uncommon.
Trigger points, otherwise known as “knots,” are formed from physical activity, overuse of muscles, injury, repetitive strain and even stress. They often reside in an isolated area within a certain muscle group that can cause radiating and referred pain in other parts of your body.
How Does it Work?
Trigger point massage therapy targets the pain points in your muscles and soft tissue by using various finger techniques that apply varying pressure on and around the knot until the build-up of the constricted area is broken down and the knot itself is eliminated.
While it can be uncomfortable at first, you will feel immediate relief upon release. By pressurizing the trigger point, the area of muscle or soft tissue that’s constricted is reduced and becomes relaxed.
Trigger point massage therapy does more than alleviate pain—it also has the added benefits of increasing flexibility and range of motion, improving circulation and reducing stress levels. The reason trigger point massage has such a high success rate is because it identifies and works the specific part, or parts, of your body where the pain is prevalent, ultimately providing the best treatment plan for minimizing and relieving your pain.
If you are experiencing soft tissue or muscle pain in your neck, back and/or shoulders or you have visible knots and tight bands of muscle fibers in any of those areas, trigger point massage therapy could be the answer you’ve been waiting for. Call us today to schedule an appointment and get back to living your life, free of pain!