Trigger Point Therapy
What is Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is an area of tension within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. For example a trigger point in the back may reduce referral pain in the neck. The neck may act as a satellite trigger point, resulting in a headache. The pain can be sharp and intense or a dull ache.
What conditions can it treat?
Trigger Point therapy can help alleviate pain by releasing tense areas in the body. After just 1 treatment you can experience a significant reduction in pain. By combining massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis you can naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
What should I expect during a session?
Trigger Point Therapy is often incorporated with Sports Massage. Your therapist will apply pressure to specific points which are causing you pain and restricting movement. These points are often located in different places to where you actually feel the pain. You will actively contribute during trigger point therapy through deep breathing and identifying the location and intensity of discomfort.
Don't worry if this all sounds a bit painful, your therapist can include a nice relaxing foot or head massage to finish the treatment!
To find out more and book a treatment, please call us on 020 8166 8958