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 of tight muscle fibers that form in your muscles after injuries or overuse. They can sprout up all over your body (but are often found on your back). Areas of the muscle tighten, which is why they are also referred to as muscle knots. Applying pressure by rubbing and pressing on these areas can release muscle tension and knock out the stubborn knots.
During a trigger point massage, your licensed massage therapist will seek out muscle knots and aim to loosen those muscles. They will use broad strokes combined with strong, deep pressure to relax and release tightness. The process is repeated several times until your massage therapist feels as though the tension is gone.
Your licensed massage therapist will be aware of areas where trigger points are commonly located. Be sure to let them know where you are experiencing pain during the initial consultation.
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 licensed massage therapists certified in trigger point massage will carefully go over a confidential questionnaire with you. This way, they will be aware of any concerns and 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.