Our therapists are able to mobilize and release soft tissue restrictions to allow for proper function of the muscles. Combined with the latest Active Release Techniques (ART), your pain will decrease, you will regain function and the stress in your body and muscles will be relieved. Trigger point massage therapy works by targeting specific areas within muscle tissue. Trigger point therapy essentially loosens the knots, allowing improved blood flow to the chronically spasmodic areas. As a result, the areas begin to heal. As the knots are relieved, there is often an immediate and remarkable reduction in pain, soreness, and discomfort, followed by the beginning of long-term relief.
Trigger points are hypersensitive areas which can occur in any muscle causing pain and tightness. Physical or emotional stress frequently activates trigger points. Trigger points can occur in any muscle of the body. Overuse injuries and emotional and life stressors can also cause trigger point issues. When a trigger point is activated, you may experience pain, burning and limited range of motion. During your session, your massage therapist will apply direct pressure for about 10 to 30 seconds, using fingers, knuckles, and elbows and sometimes even pinching the muscle to help improve blood flow to the chronically spasmodic areas. As soon as the knots are relieved, there is often an immediate and remarkable reduction in pain, soreness, and discomfort, as well as the beginning of long-term relief. If pursued properly over a number of sessions, the muscles will heal themselves and the symptoms will abate.
Tightened muscles and knots caused by inflamed muscles are incredibly uncomfortable and can affect not only blood flow into the muscles, but it can decrease quality of life as well. Quite often, trigger points can lie dormant until activated by physical or emotional stress. When a flair-up occurs, the pain produced can be debilitating. Trigger point therapy has an extremely high success rate in healing that pain. Massage therapists specialized in trigger point therapy know how to identify the knots or tightened muscle fibers, and can determine which method or massage technique would be most useful in releasing the muscles, thereby making length of treatment significantly less than other therapies.
Untreated, trigger point flare-ups can lead to migraine headaches, severe radiating pain, soft tissue damage or muscle atrophy, and bladder incontinence, just to name a few negative effects. Trigger point therapy is specific to the exact site of the pain and customized to the needs of the patient. Upon releasing the trigger points, health conditions begin to improve and energy levels start to rise. Consistent treatment for trigger point pain will help release the knots caused by stressed muscles and prevent future muscle pain and weakness from occurring.
Those who have experienced debilitating, long-term pain can greatly benefit from trigger point massage therapy. Trigger point therapy can relieve muscular aches and pains and can also assist with the redevelopment of muscles and restore motion to joints. It has been proven to effectively treat many common muscular conditions and injuries such as: