How Does Trigger Point Therapy Work?

Trigger Point Therapy - Massage Therapy

If you have that knot in your back sending shockwaves of pain up your neck and into your head, you may be considering different types of massage therapy. Many find relief from their knots (or “trigger points”) through trigger point therapy. So how does trigger point therapy work? Read more to discover how this method could relieve your pain.

What Are Trigger Points?

Trigger points are areas of tissue in the muscle that become inflamed and tight. Often, these nuisances become painful when they are at the center of nerve bundles. They can cause radiating pain to other areas or between multiple trigger points.

For example, a trigger point in your back may radiate pain to your neck, which results in a headache. Many experts even associate them with the pain of fibromyalgia. There are two types of trigger points:

It is important to note that trigger points are not the same as acupressure points, which are thought to be bundles of energy blocked within muscles.

How Does Trigger Point Therapy Work?

A professional trigger point therapist will relieve pain caused by trigger points by either pressing on them or pinching them. This will tire out the taught muscle bands and they will eventually relax. It may take several massage sessions to relief trigger points, and some people, like those with fibromyalgia, may need ongoing therapy to relieve their symptoms.

How Do I  Find A Trusted Professional?

It can be difficult to know where to start when searching for a massage therapist that specializes in trigger point therapy. Let us do the work for you! TalkLocal is the best place to find quality professional massage therapists in your area. We can have you setting up an appointment with a licensed trigger point therapist near you within 90 seconds. The best part is, our services are completely free!

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