Trigger Point Therapy a modality from sports massage uses neuromuscular technique which treats chronic muscle pain, loss of range of motion and joint disfunction. By directly treating the painful areas in the muscle tissue known as trigger points (painful contractile knots)
The Therapy consists of using the fingers, knuckles, or elbow to apply alternating levels of pressure, (neuromuscular technique) which relax the affected muscles, increases circulation and enhances muscle and joint function. This balances the musculoskeletal and nervous systems (the pain generator) and eliminates the causes of muscular dysfunction and chronic pain.
Sports & Deep Tissue Massage treat severe tension in the muscles and connective tissue or fascia and sports related injuries. A list of what Trigger point Therapy, Sports & Deep Tissue Massage treats is given below.
Each treatment is tailored to the clients specific needs and combines some or all of the various therapies offered if required.
These therapies can unlock and successfully treat many chronic painful muscle and joint problems. Many times the word arthritis, trapped nerve and tendinitis for example are used to cover the problem and in a lot cases huge improvement and often total recovery from the aliment has occurred.
President Kennedy’s physician, Dr. Travell, studied the effects of trigger points for 70 years. These trigger points do not show up under x-ray and are usually the root cause of many chronic muscle, neurological and joint problems and NOT the actual joint itself, but referred pain from trigger points into the joints.
Trigger points can and do compress down on nerves and constrict blood flow inhibiting circulation. Also they send and receive electrical signals and link up with each other like a map of pain through the muscle system , causing problems with the neurological system and skeletal system. Giving a better understanding of the cause of numbness, poor posture and shooting pain. Trigger points do not release their contraction and keep the muscles effected in a chronic shortened state so an ongoing muscle, neurological, skeletal and structural problem continues.
It is important to understand that is not possible to stretch out or exercise out trigger points and they can last a lifetime. Stress does indeed activate and irritate them. These trigger points go from an ‘active’ state; meaning painful, to ‘latent’ state meaning not painful state , so that is usually the reason the problem improves and then returns in an on going cycle.
Success rate with various problems i.e. long term chronic back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, loss of range of motion, chronic headaches, numbness and shooting pains, has been thus far over 85 per cent. No matter what the label has been; i.e arthritis, trapped nerve. All chronic knee pain to date have been successfully treated which has led to both cancelled knee surgery and MRI scans.
Please Note : It is completely normal to feel tender in areas worked on after a treatment for a couple of days in some cases.
Trigger Point Therapy, Sports/Deep Tissue Massage
muscle strength and balance
Mental and Emotional Benefits
Clearer thinking and focus.