Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points, also known as muscle knots, are described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or local twitch response.

Pain associated with trigger point may radiate from these local areas, sometimes distant from the trigger point itself.

Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release.

In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.