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The Benefits of Trigger Point Massage: How to Reduce Muscle Pain and Tension

If you’re like most people, you probably experience muscle pain and tension on a regular basis. It can be incredibly frustrating and debilitating. Thankfully, there is an effective solution: trigger point massage therapy. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of trigger point massage and why you should book a trigger point massage at Qi Massage & Natural Healing Spa in Winston-Salem.

What Are Trigger Points and What Do They Do?

A trigger point is a small muscle knot that forms in your muscles. They can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. When pressure is applied to a trigger point, thus releasing trigger points, it can help to release the knot and relieve the pain.

There are two types of trigger points: active and latent. Active trigger points are those that cause pain even when you’re not touching them. Latent trigger points only cause pain when pressure is applied.

Trigger point massage works by applying pressure to these knots. This pressure can help to release the knot and relieve the pain. It is an incredibly effective way to treat muscle pain and increase blood flow to the affected area.

Benefits of Trigger Point Massage Therapy

Trigger point massage therapy offers many benefits, including:

  • Relief from muscle pain and tension
  • Increased range of motion
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Boosted immune system function

Why Am I Experiencing Trigger Points?

There are a number of reasons why you may be experiencing trigger points, or muscle knots including:

  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive motions
  • Inactivity
  • Stress
  • Injury

If you are experiencing any of these things, it’s important to seek out the help of a professional massage therapist. They will be able to work with you to release your trigger points and provide relief.

The History of Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy was developed by Dr. Janet Travell in the United States in the 1940s; she is credited with having first used the phrase “trigger point” in print in 1942. Travell’s work and personal life experiences led to her theory that pain felt in one part of the body can actually be caused by an injury or issue in another part of the body. She identified the body’s trigger points and how pain spreads throughout the rest of the body, which she then mapped. This work led to the development of trigger point therapy as a way to specifically target these points and provide relief.

 

What to Expect from a Trigger Point Massage Therapist

When you book a trigger point massage at Qi Massage & Natural Healing Spa, you can expect to receive a high-quality, professional massage. Our therapists are highly trained and experienced in trigger point therapy.

During your massage, our therapist will apply pressure to specific points on your body. You may feel a brief moment of discomfort as the knots are released. However, this should quickly give way to relief from pain and tension. Our trigger point massages are geared towards working with problem areas to help you heal. We utilize a variety of massage methods to ensure you get the healing you need.

Trigger Point Massage in Winston-Salem, NC

If you’re looking for an effective way to reduce muscle pain and tension, book a trigger point massage at Qi Massage & Natural Healing Spa today! We offer a variety of massage services that can be tailored to your specific needs and goals. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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