Trigger Point

Trigger Point from Ellenbrook Remedial, Sports & Pregnancy Massage

By: Ellenbrook Remedial, Sports & Pregnancy Massage  13-Jan-2015
Keywords: Back Pain, Remedial Massage, Massage Services

The therapist locates and deactivates `trigger points’, which are often tender areas where muscles have been damaged or acquired a re-occurring spasm or `kink’ that worsens painfully when aggravated. The major goals are to reduce spasm inducing new blood flow into the affected area. The spasms are partly maintained by nervous system feedback (pain-spasm-pain) cycle. Spasms also physically reduce blood flow to the trigger point area (ischemia), reducing oxygen supplied to the tissues and increasing the spasm. Pressure is applied to trigger points, for a short time (between about 10 to 30 seconds per point), which can be momentarily painful but is greatly relieving. Myotherapy aims to erase pain and soothe tightened muscles. People with acute or chronic muscle tension and the associated pain are likely to benefit greatly from this type of treatment.

Keywords: Back Pain, Deep Tissue Massage, Massage Services, Massage Therapist, Massage Therapists, Remedial Massage, Sports Injury Therapy, Sports Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy

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