Uxbridge Massage Therapy

Sports, Remedial and Deep Tissue Massage Specialist, Trigger Point Therapy, Dupuytrens Hand & Scar Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy

If you are suffering from a chronic pain condition, Trigger Point Therapy can offer solutions for a wide range of problems that may not have responded to previous treatments. For example:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Dowagers hump
  • Migraine
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • RSI
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scar tissue
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Dupuytrens contracture
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

Trigger Point Therapy is my specialty treatment.  By using slow sustained thumb pressure into the contracted muscle segments, the neuromuscular system is induced into releasing the contracted segment thereby allowing a return to normal function.


This technique is much favoured by clients who do not like being cracked or clicked into position, as it has a much greater relaxation effect on the targeted tissues.  All treatments are performed within the client's comfort range for pressure. 

Benefits

  • Decreased pain.  Trigger Points can cause a lot of trouble in the body - they usually refer pain to a “remote” location in the body and can mimic various conditions like bursitis, tendonitis, even migraines and heart attack.  Trigger Point Therapy has proven to provide the best pain reduction results in people with myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome.
  • Fewer headaches.  Many trigger points are located in the neck and upper back area cause frequent headaches.   This technique will help eliminate these trigger points from your muscles.
  • Improved range of motion. Recent studies have shown that Trigger Point Thera[y are effective in improving range of motion.
  • Better warmup.  If you have any muscular imbalances, and all you do to warm up is dynamic or static movements, your body will be continuously compensating for your problem spots.  Stretching stimulates the muscle spindle and makes it more overactive. Deep pressure allows the tissue to relax, which prepares it for stretching.
  • Improved flexibility.  Trigger Points by nature make the muscle tight and weak.  It loses its normal function and every attempt to stretch it will result in pain.  Things change dramatically if we first release the trigger point and then stretch the muscle – that’s how we can improve flexibility in tight areas.
  • Better posture.  Trigger Point Release techniques will help release tight muscles that could have negatively affected your posture.  Once those TP’s are identified and taken care of you can use Pilates to build your core strength and improve your posture.
  • Reduced muscle soreness post workout.  Release of the trigger points aids in removal of metabolic waste products from the muscle as well as overall improvement of blood circulation, which means that you will be hurting less after your next workout.
  • Increased blood flow and tissue hydration.  When we apply pressure to the soft tissue (skin, fascia, muscle) the water is squeezed out of the tissues, and then is sucked back in when the pressure moves on or is taken away.  Recent study suggests that this improves the elasticity of the arteries that results in better blood circulation.  Trigger Points create congestion spots in the muscle (like traffic jams that keep oxygen and nutrients from reaching their destination) and when we release them we open up the “highways.” Now our muscle cells can get all the nutrition that they need to function and perform all their daily tasks.
  • Calming effect on the nervous system.  The session calms the nervous system, releasing physical and emotional tension, allowing you to reset, reconnect with your body, creating mindfulness, releasing dopamine, feeling lighter and happier, leaving you feeling deeply relaxed and refreshed.

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