Trigger Point Therapy is a powerful, targeted massage therapy designed to alleviate the source of your pain. A trigger point is a tight area in the fascia or bands of muscle tissue that causes referred pain elsewhere in the body. By focusing on the trigger point, your massage therapist is able to achieve optimal results for pain relief.
Trigger points are a very common cause of pain. Although trigger points are painful when pressed on, their greater threat is the referred pain that travels to other parts of the body. If you have a trigger point in your shoulder muscle, you likely feel pain up the side of your neck and into your head. Often, this trigger point causes severe headaches. There are many other possible trigger points throughout the muscular system of the body, and when active these points can cause severe pain in the back, neck, jaw, hands, hip, knee, foot and elsewhere.
Trigger points are the result of damage to muscle and connective tissue. This damage can be caused by poor posture, repetitive use injuries, heavy lifting and over lifting, muscle tension from emotional stress, acute injury and prolonged periods of rest or stagnation.
Your skilled massage therapist will work to release the active trigger point and soften the tissue surrounding it. Once released, the painful effects of the trigger point’s referral pain will diminish. The specific technique will vary based on your particular health situation. Your massage therapist will determine the best plan and treatment for your individual needs. Many of our patients feel relief after just one treatment of Trigger Point Therapy.
Total Body Chiropractic & Massage in Bend, Oregon specializes in Trigger Point Therapy. Let our licensed massage therapists discover your trigger and ease the ultimate source of your pain. Then you can get back to doing what you love, in total body health.