Trigger point massage focuses on releasing trigger points, which are small, tight knots that develop in muscles that may cause pain in other areas of the body (an effect known as “referral pain”).
Trigger point massage works by putting pressure on the tight area until the muscle knot softens and releases. Trigger point massage addresses surface muscles, connective tissues, and deeper ligaments. This treatment technique is similar to acupressure.
What is Trigger Point Massage?
Trigger Points are sensitive areas in the muscle fibers that can form due to injury or overuse. Trigger Points can cause local and referred pain and reduce range of motion and mobility. The pain caused by trigger points can range from mild to severe.
During a trigger point massage, your licensed massage therapist will identify the trigger points and use a variety of techniques to reduce trigger points and the restriction around these points. The therapist will also address other compensating areas affected by the trigger points.
Your licensed massage therapist is aware of areas where trigger points are commonly located. Be sure to let them know where you are experiencing pain during the initial consultation.
You will be fully and modestly draped with a sheet/blanket during your massage. The therapist will only uncover the part of the body being worked on, re-draping and tucking for client comfort. A client can request that certain parts of their body not be massaged.
Benefits of Trigger Point Massage
Trigger point massage can release the tightest areas of your body, helping to improve range of motion, posture, and alignment while relieving pain. Your certified trigger point massage therapist will focus on the locations connected to where the pain occurs to provide relief. Trigger point massage therapy can often help people suffering from headaches, neck and shoulder tension, and chronic back pain.
Book Your Trigger Point Massage Today
When you visit MassageLuXe, our trained licensed massage therapists will carefully go over a confidential questionnaire with you. This way, they will be aware of any concerns or special needs you may have. This will also help them learn about any current conditions that may affect treatment.
Find rest, relaxation, and relief by booking a trigger point massage at MassageLuXe today.