Also referred to as neuromuscular massage, this treatment targets specific, hyper-irritable spots in the muscle belly.
A trigger point is an area of the body that refers pain to another area. They are painful points located within tight bands of muscle, and are treated primarily with sustained (usually static) pressure. Trigger Point therapy is highly effective in treating chronic pain and alleviating muscle spasms. This work can vary from very light to heavy depending on the stage of development of the trigger point. The good news is that by softening these areas of discomfort, chronic pain can be reduced, range of motion can be increased, and postural distortions can be corrected.