What is Trigger Point Therapy?
Do you experience consistent pain from a certain point in your body, most likely in your neck, shoulders, back, or hips? When you massage that area, do you notice a muscle knot that seems to be causing a lot of your stiffness or discomfort? This is most likely a symptom called a trigger point, which is a point somewhere in the body where your muscles are especially tight, causing widespread tension, pain, and a limited range of motion. Trigger point therapy, then, is a type of massage therapy wherein the therapist uses varying degrees of pressure to break down the muscle knot in that location.
3 Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy
Directed Pain Relief
One of the most obvious benefits of trigger point massage therapy is that is gives therapists the ability to work your muscles and relieve pain in a specific area of the body. You may even be shocked to find how the breaking down of a muscle on one side of your body relieves a lot of the pain you were experiencing on the other.
Improved Range of Motion
By relieving much of the tension in a certain area, trigger point therapy can greatly improve your range of motion. For example, after identifying and massaging a trigger point in your shoulder, you may find that you can reach much higher than you could before.
Reduced Instances of Migraines/Headaches
Do you suffer from consistent or chronic pain in the areas in or around your head, skull, jaw, or neck? Chronic headaches or migraines caused by tight muscles can be relieved using trigger point therapy, which loosens the tense muscles and breaks down the offending knots.
Find relief from your pain, whether it’s new or chronic, with trigger point therapy. The therapists at LIFETIME Spines in Austin can provide you with this effective massage technique. See our massage specials for affordable massage therapy.