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What Is Trigger Point Massage and What Are Its Benefits?

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There are plenty of massage therapies available for your stressed muscles and mind and all of these massage therapies really help you to a great extent.

When we talk about various massage therapies, there are therapies like – deep tissue massage therapy, Swedish massage therapy, trigger point therapy and many other. We are talking about trigger point massage here which actually one of the best therapies available.

Trigger Point pain is one of the more common ailments that affect the muscles in the human body. It is also one of the most painful considering the pain does not occur in just one area, but can cause tingling, numbness, and various other discomforts in areas at a distance from the source of the trigger point itself.

The trigger point is also referred as trigger site or a muscle knot. And it is actually a very tender spot in your body. This is mostly an isolated area which lies within a particular muscle group. When these are stimulated, it can cause a shooting pain, often quite unbearable. Trigger points can make themselves apparent in visible knots or in tight bands of muscle fibers. Due to the tenderness of these sites, people often fell that the long lasting benefits of Trigger Point Therapy are worth the temporary pain they feel as a result of treatment.

The benefits

There are plenty of benefits of the massage therapy as it specifically triggers a particular and the specific points of the body. This is why, unlike other massage therapies, it doesn’t only target the whole body muscles, and it specifically targets the problematic area which in the end helps you more and better. This is the best method of treatment for the pain.

Method of the treatment

There are various methods of treatment. Depending on where the pain is, and it usually occurs in the shoulders, back, or hips; the therapist will have the guest lie down in a way which is both comfortable for the guest, in the sense that other trigger points are not aggravated, and easy for the therapist to work the area. The therapist will then canvass the body in order to locate the exact area of where the trigger point is located. Location of the trigger point can be uncomfortable for many, especially if they have more than one. After locating the trigger point or points, the therapist will use several different finger techniques of varying pressure on and around the points in order to break down the build-up of the knot.