The style of massage I practise includes deactivation of Trigger Points and the associated release of contracted muscles (knots).
Trigger points can be caused by a variety of factors, acute or chronic muscle overload, disease, stress, psychological stress, direct trauma to the area, accident trauma (such as whip-lash, or a fall), infections or health issues.
Trigger points form only in muscles. They form as a local contraction in a small number of muscle fibres in a larger muscle or muscle bundle. These in turn can pull on tendons and ligaments associated with the muscle and can cause pain deep within a joint where there are no muscles. The tight muscles build up lactic acid and creates the feeling of the sore tight muscle.
When trigger points are present in muscles there is often pain and weakness in the associated structures.
Trigger Point therapy is helpful for many conditions including the following
- LOWER BACK PAIN
- CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
- TENNIS ELBOW
- NECK AND JAW PAIN
- FROZEN SHOULDER PAIN
- SORE KNEES AND FEET
- PLANTAR FASCIITIS
- ACCIDENT TRAUMA
- JOINT PAIN AND MUSCLE ACHES
- SPORTS AND REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY
- TIGHT SHOULDERS
- CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROME