Trigger Point Massage

Trigger Point Massage Therapy - St.Paul, Burnsville MinnesotaTrigger Point Massage Therapy

Trigger point massage therapy (also known as myofascial trigger point therapy) is a type of massage therapy that concentrates on points  in the muscle tissue that trigger pain in other areas of the body.  Trigger points (more commonly known as muscle knots) are big enough to feel and can cause muscle weakness and restricted range of motion. They often result from direct trauma to the body, exposure from the cold, overuse of a muscle, and chronic postural imbalances.

During a trigger point massage, a therapist explores painful areas on the body with fingertips, searching for sore, tender trigger points. Once the trigger point is found, the therapist applies pressure with fingers, knuckles, or an elbow for several seconds.

Following the session the client may be sore for a day or two. This is a normal response of the body to the removal of toxins. It is recommended to increase fluid consumption for the first 24 hours after treatment.

Benefits of Trigger Point Massage Therapy

Trigger point therapy is often used to treat chronic pain conditions, with many patients reporting substantial improvement in their conditions. Other benefits of trigger point massage include:

  • Increased range of motion
  • Decreased muscle stiffness and tension
  • Reduction in headaches
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved circulation
  • Fewer muscle spasms

Those who might be able to benefit the most include anyone coping with a chronic pain disorder like fibromyalgia. Back pain patients, arthritis patients, and anyone recovering from an injury or accident may benefit immensely from trigger point massage. Trigger point massage can effectively treat tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and migraines.

Our massage therapists can tailor a treatment to meet your specific needs. Call and schedule a deep tissue massage today!