Trigger Point Therapy
The Trigger Point Therapy Massage combines technique from both Classic Massage and Deep Tissue Massage. The primary difference is that pressure is applied to active Trigger Points. Trigger Points usually send pain signals to surrounding areas, which are not always felt at the source. The discomfort generally feels like an intensely deep ache. When pressure is applied the client will feel a referred sensation. Depending upon the severity of the situation will determine how many sessions it may take to relax a Trigger Point. Some client's Trigger Points release in a single session, most severe cases may take 3 or more sessions. Every single client I have performed this therapy on has left the session feeling a reduction in pain and increase in mobility.
Every time you move millions of microscopic tissue fibers naturally contract and then relax. There are very specific locations that commonly do not relax following a contraction. These clusters of contracted tissue are commonly known as Trigger Points. Trigger points can be identified by pain that results when pressure is applied to the cluster of contracted tissue. The pain can be made worse with activity or stress. Pain may develop from a muscle injury or from excessive strain on a particular muscle or muscle group, ligament or tendon, Injury to intervertebral disc, General fatigue, Repetitive motions, Medical conditions, Lack of activity (such as a broken arm in a sling). Trigger points cause headaches, neck and jaw pain, low back pain, tennis elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome, pain in such joints as the shoulder, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle.