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What is Trigger Point Massage?

Elements Massage Central Scottsdale Jun 22, 2017

As a relatively new type of massage technique, trigger point’s main philosophy deals with the physiological aspects of your muscles by providing deep pressure concentrated on muscle knots and other tender spots.

The human body has over 400 different muscles which account for over fifty percent of the average human body, this form of massage is great for treating any muscle that causes you pain or morphs into a ‘trigger point’.

In fact, there are two different types of trigger points:

Active Trigger Points
Extremely painful and typically accompanied by symptoms such as burning, numbness or tingling, active trigger points are caused by repetitive use or injury via an abrupt impact to your muscle. If a latent trigger point is left unmanaged, it can turn into an active trigger point.

Latent Trigger Points
More common than the above category, latent trigger points restrict muscle movement and are less painful than active trigger points. This type of trigger point is often due to your body compensating for distortion with alternative muscles.

Any trigger point can create pain elsewhere in the body. For example, your neck might be causing you significant pain but it might be due to a point of tension in your lower shoulder area.

Massage!
During trigger point massage, a therapist utilizes isolated pressure to dig into the origin point of pain. Through kneading and using pressure and movement, massage can help release tension to break up any tight balls and thus restoring pliability and relief!

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