A trigger point is nothing more than a tight band of muscle tissue that triggers pain not just at the source but in other areas of the body, as well.
Since the pain can occur in multiple areas, it can be one of the most excruciating long-term muscle aches you can experience. Furthermore, if left untreated, the pain can cause numbness, tingling, and other discomforts away from the trigger point source.
Trigger point massage therapy is also referred to as pressure point massage or body reflexology and is a form of massage that alleviates the source of pain through isolated pressure and release cycles. The patient must actively participate in the massage through deep breathing.
The massage therapist will sometimes ask the patient to identify the exact location of the pain and may also have you rank the intensity of the pain.
Trigger points are usually isolated within a particular muscle group. When stimulated, the point can cause pain in other parts of the body. For instance, a trigger point in your back can lead to referral pain in your neck. Alternatively, neck pain can trigger discomfort in your head in the form of a headache; this is why over the counter headache medicine is often ineffective.
Any treatment that fails to address the root causes of pain is incomplete. On the other hand, since pressure point massage directly addresses the source of the problem it’s much more effective.
Pressure point massage can sometimes cause discomfort due to the tenderness of these points. However, patients often conclude that the benefits gained from regular trigger point massage sessions are worth the temporary discomfort they may feel as a result of the treatment.
Furthermore, our therapists are trained to administer pressure point therapy in a way that provides optimal comfort and relaxation. Of course, if you do experience discomfort, simply let us know and we’ll make the necessary adjustments.
A major advantage of body reflexology is that it allows the patient to address chronic pain in multiple regions of the body—with a single treatment. As most patients witness pain reduction after the first visit, it also happens to be one of the more fast-acting pain reduction therapies. Additionally, since trigger point therapy is a natural pain remedy, there are little to no known side effects.
Treat Your Feet recognizes the inherent strengths of modern and traditional medicine. Indeed, our services embody an appreciation for the old and new; this is why we only use natural oils in our Doraville facility, and it’s also why upon leaving, patients report feeling refreshed – from the inside out.
We do not accept insurance. Treat Your Feet Doraville is not a medical facility. Our primary focus is on your comfort and relaxation. If you have any current or new medical conditions, please consult with your doctor first before coming to our facility for a massage. These include, but are not limited to, muscular and skeletal injuries, surgeries, and pregnancies.
Whether the appointment is for a foot or full body massage, please notify the front staff how many weeks pregnant you are to help us determine the strength of the massage.
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