Sports Massage Techniques: Trigger Point Therapy in Cambridge
Trigger Point Therapy Technique
Our massage therapists use many techniques and trigger point therapy is one of them. Trigger point therapy is a massage technique that is used to relieve pain and tension in problem areas and it involves applying pressure directly to those problem areas. This technique doesn’t require a specific booking as your therapist will assess whether it’s needed during your massage.
What is trigger point therapy technique?
Trigger points are small, tight areas in the taut band of muscle fibers and fascia (web of connective tissue), which restrict blood flow to the area and cause pain. They are often referred to as ‘knots’. One unique aspect of trigger points is that the pain is not always felt at the location of the trigger point, but instead it can be felt in a different area of the body, which is called referred pain.
Trigger point therapy is a massage technique designed to relieve muscle tension, reduce pain and promote healing. It is a form of neuromuscular therapy where pressure is applied directly to certain trigger points. It acts like a shock to the muscle causing it to revert back to a healthier state.
The benefits of trigger point therapy technique
There are many acknowledged benefits to trigger point therapy and some may include:
- Released muscle tension
- Encouragement of the muscles back to a healthy state
- Helps to speed up the healing process
- Improved circulation and blood flow
- Improved range of motion
- Pain relief & Reduced stress held in the muscle
What to expect with trigger point therapy technique?
When performing trigger point therapy, your massage therapist will apply pressure to a certain trigger point that is painful or tense. They may apply light pressure at first and work up to a firmer pressure as the tension is released.
In sports massage, the focus is on the muscles that are causing any discomfort. With relaxation massage there is a focus on helping you to physically and mentally unwind as tension is released from the muscles.
Unsure if trigger point therapy is right for you?
As trigger point therapy doesn’t require a specific booking, we strongly recommend you speak with a massage therapist so they can assess if this technique is right for you. You can book a consultation or request a free phone call to get some guidance on your next steps.
If you have any questions about any of the services we offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.