Exploring Trigger Points
Elements Massage Central Scottsdale Sep 20, 2017
You may have heard the phrase trigger point or trigger point massage before but not exactly know what it means. Trigger points are simply muscle knots in your myofascia that cause pain or sensitivity. Truth be told, there are no actual knots involved. The area or point of tightness is actually a patch of spasming muscles that is tightly contracted.
Trigger points can be tenacious and recurring. What happens is that the small patch of muscles constricts and disallows new blood, forcing that area of muscles into a metabolic crisis. These areas can cause pain, complicate other pains, and even mimic other problems. Most often symptoms include shooting pains, tingling, sensitivity, and pain.
A good massage therapist can address the problem. At Elements Massage Central Scottsdale, our team is prepared to help deliver you with the long lasting benefits of Trigger Point massage.
Depending on the location of pain, your massage therapist will ask you to lie down comfortably on a massage table. Then, they will work to locate the exact problem. Next, the massage therapist will implement massage techniques that employ different fingers and varying pressure to dig into the muscle in which the knot is situation. This direct pressure can sometimes be uncomfortable but the muscle will eventually start to release.
After a Trigger Point massage, it is essential to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. This can help keep your muscles pliable and accelerate the pace of toxin removal and recovery. We also recommend a epsom salt bath to aid in alleviating any post-massage soreness.
Regular massage therapy sessions, when combined with a mobility routine, are excellent ways to ward off future trigger points!