Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is defined as a knot or nodule within a muscle which causes predictable referred pain to other parts of the body; especially when pressure is applied. In other words, it is a knot within a muscle that causes pain.
Neck and shoulder
The art of trigger point therapy can improve muscle function by reducing adhesion and scar tissue ultimately promoting healing. Neck and shoulder pain is one of the most common complaints massage therapists deal with. Many times it can be as simple as built up tension causing soreness and stiffness that can be addressed through Trigger Point Massage. Even more serious conditions such as whiplash, nerve impingement, and arthritis may find pain relief through trigger point massage.
Headache and migraine
Obviously stress and tension cause headaches, but many times trigger points in specific muscles can cause these chronic headaches by referring pain into the head,
creating a headache. Headache and migraine pain affects the everyday quality of life for many. Some suffer for years without finding successful treatment.
Through trigger point treatment of the effected muscles, headaches may be reduced, alleviated or made more manageable.
Best for: Highly localized “knots” where the body holds tension.