Trigger Point Massage Therapy
One of the most common ailments that affects human body muscle is Trigger point pain. The pain occurs in many areas and not just in one place and causes numbness, tingling and various discomforts around area of the trigger point. You have to understand what trigger point is in order to know whether you have to take a Trigger points massage therapy or not. A Trigger point also known as muscle knot or trigger site is a very isolated spot which causes a shooting pain when stimulated. A trigger point is visible in the form of tight bands or knots of muscle fibers. You have to find whether the pain is temporary or long lasting as Trigger Point Therapy for temporary pain is not worth. If the trigger point is not treated can cause problem a long lasting, spreading and increased pain and can affect your future body posture.
Trigger Point Therapy identifies and works at the place where the pain is occurring. It works on a specific point, especially at that point of the body where the pain occurs. This is the main advantage and benefit of Trigger Point Therapy over other massage therapies.
Usually the pain occurs in back, shoulder and hips and the therapist makes the guest lie in a way that is comfortable for both the therapist and guest. The therapist works in such a way that it does not aggravate the other trigger point. In order to find the exact place of trigger point, the therapist will canvass the body. Locating trigger points can be uncomfortable for many guests, especially when there is more than one trigger point. When the trigger point is located, different finger techniques of varying pressure are used by the therapist in the affected area so that the build- up knot is broken down. Since the pressure applied on the affected area is direct and is most and can be uncomfortable. A stripping massage technique is used in which a minimal lubrication on the fingertip is used to apply pressure. As the pressure applied is more, it relaxes the muscle responsible for trigger point pain. The number of Trigger Point Therapy depends on the number of trigger points in your body. The guest may have to visit many times in order for complete deactivation of trigger knots.
POST-TRIGGER POINT TREATMENT
The guest has to remain hydrated even after the trigger point is removed or treated, no matter how many visits it takes. The toxins of the build-up knot are released into the blood stream after the process of breaking down of a trigger point is done. The toxins may make the guest sick if he is not hydrated. Eating healthy beverages and drinking plenty of water allows the toxins to wash out quickly from the blood stream. This makes the guest live both trigger point and toxin free. Epsom salt may be recommended by many therapists for muscle soreness and assisting in the removal of toxins.
Usually it takes five minutes for initial check and for undressing. It makes 60 minutes for the trigger point session. That means the expert therapist takes about 50 minutes of customized hand treatment.
Over the past few years, remedial massage has become a common and popular treatment. However, many people get confused by relaxation massage and remedial massage. Well, just to make things clear, the difference is that remedial massage is usually aimed at improving the range of the motion of muscles, reduce pain and help in preventing future injuries. It is much firmer than the relaxation massage and makes use of deep techniques to release the tendons and muscles. This massage is used to restore the body to its normal condition and can even help treat broken or fractured bones, sprains and any other injuries so long as the skin is not broken.
During this treatment, oil is also used as a lubricating medium and is applied directly on the skin. The deep tissue techniques make the oil penetrate deep into the underlying tissue thereby complementing the treatment as the oil used has anti-inflammatory properties.The most common conditions that this massage can treat are such as tennis elbow, Achilles injury, frozen joint, carpal tunnel syndrome, hamstring injuries, shin splints, reoccurring strain injuries and scar tissue. In addition, this therapy is beneficial to those with skeletal or muscular dysfunctions, arthritis, fibrositis, muscular atrophy dancing injuries and spondylitis.
The benefits of the remedial massage are numerous. To start us off is the fact that it helps to re-align and re-educate the body. After the massage you become much more aware of your posture as well as your body. When walking or driving, many are the times that we do not pay attention to the way you sit for long periods of time. We often slump and exert pressure on the lower back and stick our necks out while driving which results in shoulder neck and neck pains. However, the massage makes you more conscious and aware of the tight areas in your body. You therefore pay more attention to the way you walk sit or drive in order to prevent the pressure build up again.
The remedial massages also helps reduce anxiety, depression and stress by encouraging the awareness of the body through the relaxation of the tight muscles which are contracted. The massage helps you take the free time that you so deserve from your busy schedule. The invention of smart phones made things worse as people now are constantly working which gradually leads to the over loading of the nervous system leading to stress. The deep techniques used in the massage will not only provide relaxation to the body alone but also the mind.In addition to the above, remedial therapy enhances sporting performance. Performance in sports solely depends on the well being of your muscles. Therefore, any tightness or injuries lead to a reduction in the performance out in the field. However, given that the massage relieves pressure from the muscles, and aids the movement of the muscles, the performance in sports is increased considerably. After the massage you will realize that you can exercise longer without getting fatigued.
Apart from the above, there are other health benefits associated with remedial massage such as improved sleep, better blood flow and enhanced mobility.