Trigger Point massage therapy

in Brighton

Trigger point therapy -What is it?

Trigger point massage therapy in Brighton is a bodywork technique that involves the using pressure to specific points in the muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body.

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A trigger point is a small area of stiffness in a muscle, creating a firm knot or tiny bump from the constricted muscle fibres. This can cause chronic ache and muscular pain, as well as restricted movement in the area. These tiny knots develop when a muscle gets over-worked or injured. This area becomes exhausted from being in a permanent state of contraction. Blood becomes unable to pass through effectively due to the restrictions. This will limit the amount of oxygen and nutriments to the affected area, exhausting the muscle fibres even further.

The resulting pain, often some distance away from the site of the trigger point, can be diminished by treating the trigger point. For example, the source of some low back pain could come from trigger points on the lower leg.

Trigger point massage therapy uses a mixture of stretching and deep tissue techniques applied to the site of the trigger point to loosen up the tight fibres and alleviate pain. Initially, when pressure is applied to the trigger point, the client may feel some discomfort, however, this should quickly fade away and the client is left with noticeable relief from their original pain. This treatment is usually used alongside and works well with other techniques, such as myofascial release.