Trigger points are those constricted and tight areas of muscular tissues, which can cause pain and inflammation to other parts of the body. Trigger point massage (also called trigger point therapy) is a kind of treatment that is designed specially to eliminate the source of the pain through isolated pressure and release technique.
For trigger point massage, the receivers are asked to equally take part in the treatment by deep breathing and by helping the therapist to find out the exact location of the discomfort. The benefits and advantages of this therapy are immense, and usually, people feel more relaxed and relieved after attending just one session.
How It Works
A good trigger point therapy works in two ways, i.e.:
Through decentralization of the metabolites in the body
By improving blood circulation up to 500 percent
When a therapist is treating you for a trigger pain, he/she will look for areas in your loaded muscles that are sensitive towards pain and inflammation. Most of the time, it is the region where nerves are entering the muscles. Once they find this area, they begin the massage by putting intense pressure on the trigger point through their fingers. This type of movement hits the affected area directly and stimulates metabolism.
The general idea is that the masseur applies pressure over the trigger point for at a minute and even longer until the pain is completely gone. The person might feel relaxed and contented due to restored blood flow in the muscles. More blood flow aids in muscle lubrication as well as mobility.
Sometimes, you may find it a bit painful (when the therapist is compressing or kneading the trigger point), but soon you will feel much better once the pressure is released. Some people may also experience soreness after the massage, which is mostly because the body is flushing out lactic acid buildup in the tissues. However, if the pain is unbearable, it is better to consult a competent physician.
There are many benefits of a trigger point massage or therapy, such as:
Improved Range Of Motion
Through trigger point massage, a therapist can heal your fascia, which will eventually cause more lubrication of the muscles that are constricted, sore, and stiff, thus improving your overall range of motion.
Better Blood Circulation
The masseur puts pressure over the localized area of contraction, which helps in the restoration of blood flow to the trigger point, reopening of the blocked arteries, and improvement of the overall blood circulation.
Sense of Well-Being
Through trigger point massage, your body and mind are connected. This way, you have less stress over your body, and you feel calm and relaxed. A feeling of relaxation can also help you unwind your worries and stay healthy and fit.
Stimulates Parasympathetic Nervous System Activity
Unlike the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for fight or flight mode, a parasympathetic nervous system deals with your body repair and healing. Trigger point massage can increase the activity of this system, which helps you to recover fast in case of any injury or pain.
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