A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue refers pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the neck, for example, may produce referral pain in the back. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.
Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the client actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.
Trigger point massage will release constricted areas in the muscles reducing pain. Clients often experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.