What is a Trigger Point?
What we generally refer to as "muscle knots" are actually myofascial trigger points. These small patches of tightly contracted muscles can spasm and increase nerve sensitivity causing a sharp pain or constant aching.
What Causes Trigger Points?
Trigger points can develop naturally from day-to-day life, many common factors are; stress; repetitive or overuse of a muscle; trauma or accident; structural imbalance; improper stretching or no stretching before physical activity.
What is Fascia:
Fascia is a continuous fibrous structure that runs head-to-toe throughout your body. It is densely woven and connected to every muscle, nerve, artery, vein and bone, as well as internal organs, including brain, spinal cord, heart and lungs.
The Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy:
Trigger Point Therapy, also known as Myofascial Release, is an effective hands-on approach to pain management that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into an affected muscular area. It’s believed that by stimulating blood flow you can address the connective tissue restrictions, eliminating pain while and restoring motion.
Deep Tissue Massage:
This massage technique makes use of penetrating slow strokes to reach the deeper layers of muscle and fascia. It's used to relieve chronic pain and aches from contacted stiff and sore areas.
This ancient healing art uses the fingers to slowly press healing points throughout the body. These healing points are believed to stimulate your body's own natural healing abilities. This treatment is ideal for stress related issues.
Based off the principles that your entire body is connected through your nervous system, it is believed that you can stimulate nerve endings in your hands and feet to treat ailments throughout the entire body.