PAIN... It is something almost all of us deal with in our daily lives. Pain from repetitive strain at work; pain from injuries or trauma; pain from activities like sports or yard work; pain from aging and sometimes pain that we have no idea where or why or how we got it ..... it is just
"It hurts when you walk, it hurts when you stand from sitting,
it hurts when you bend, it hurts when you move your head...
you have headaches or tight shoulders, you have that pain in your hip that just won't seem to go away...and it does not seem to matter what age you are.....we all live with some sort of physical pain and you want relief from this pain. Massage
and trigger point therapy can help reduce or eliminate most
of these types of pain and it is done naturally, without additional medications."
Trigger Points in the muscles are frequently why we have muscle pain and if you are walking upright and breathing, you have trigger points in your muscles. They may be active or latent trigger points, but they affect the ability of the muscle to function properly.
WHAT ARE TRIGGER POINTS?
Trigger Points are contractions in one or more of the muscle fibers or as most people know them, "KNOTS", in the muscles. Trigger points occur in any number of ways; stress, injury, overuse, simple activities, falls, near falls, auto accidents, sports, repetitive strains...etc.
Trigger points keep the muscle in a constant state of contraction therefore causing pain, stiffness, postural issues, headaches and tension. Stretching these muscles, while there are trigger points in the muscle, is ineffective and often exacerbates the problem. Trigger points must be released, they do not "just go away". They can, however, become latent trigger points and pop up with the least amount of movement or activity.
Trigger point therapy is the massage method that encourages these "knots" to release and go away. This type of massage therapy focuses on specific areas of the pain complaint to manipulate the muscle and to find the trigger points and to release them. Most chronic pain can often be relieved with trigger point therapy and massage, when it is utilized as a regular part of your wellness program.