Trigger Point and Sports Massage
Sports massage and trigger point release is for almost everyone. Muscles with active trigger points are always weaker than other muscles and are unable to move through their full range of motion. As such, if it is left untreated, it can become chronic, causing long term effects on the muscles, joints, and ligaments.
Trigger point release therapy is a form of Remedial Massage Therapy in which direct pressure is applied to specified points (trigger points) to reduce muscle tension and pain relief. Each muscle has potential trigger points which can become activated by muscle overuse, trauma, inflammation, injury or nerve pain. These trigger points can cause pain over the muscle or refer pain to other areas.
Assists with relief of
- Back pain
- Muscle Fatigue
- Joint pain
- Neck pain
- Frozen shoulder
What to expect from a Trigger Point and Sports Massage treatment
With the combination of massage and trigger point release, a pressure is applied using the fingers or cupping techniques, as well as deep tissue manipulations to the trigger points, and the trigger point is thus softened and released.
Many patients experience relief after their first treatment. For others, several treatments are required. It is common to experience soreness for one or two days after the treatment. However, this usually resolves after the first few treatments.