Trigger Point Therapy Australia Treats Aches & Pains
Trigger Point Therapy is practiced by Remedial Massage Therapists to relieve a number of conditions, Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) , Reduced Range of Movement (ROM) Temporal Mandible Joint Pain (TMJ) ,Torticollis ,Neck Shoulder and Lower Back Pain, Fibromyalgia , Headaches and Carpel Tunnel.
Palpation of trigger point causes a pattern of referred pain at rest and or on motion that is specific to that muscle. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.
Trigger Point Therapy Australia is growing in popularity from its origins in the US. Developed in the 1940’s, Trigger Point Therapy is helping people with short-term pain as well as long-term chronic pain and conditions.
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
Firstly, a trigger is a small contraction knot in a muscle causing a tight band feeling. Trigger Point Therapy works by applying direct pressure to specific points on muscle tissue to reduce muscle tension and provide relief from pain. Cycles of pressure and release alleviate the pain with the recipient also deep breathing and assisting in targeting the location of pain.
Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.
What type of pain can Trigger Point Therapy Australia treat?
The most common body parts suffering from pain requiring Trigger Point Therapy treatment include:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Joint Pain
- Muscle Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee Pain
How Do Trigger Points Occur?
Trauma from sporting injuries, motor vehicle accidents, disease, poor ergonomics and posture are the leading causes for trigger points to develop. Trigger points can also be impacted by physical and emotional stress, electrolyte and nutritional issues and even allergies.
Often injured muscles can’t perform their usual range of motion, so other muscles are recruited to do some of the work of the compromised muscle. The extra strain on the recruited muscles can cause trigger points to occur within them. It is therefore important that the compromised muscle is treated to protect surrounding muscles.
What are Myofascial Trigger Points (MTrPs)?
MTrPs are hyper-irritable nodules inside a taut band of muscle. These points can cause pain as well as feelings of burning, tingling and weakness. Myofascial means muscle tissue (myo) and the connective tissue around it (fascia). Palpation of trigger point causes a pattern of referred pain at rest and or on motion that is specific to that muscle. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.
Myofascial pain can be caused by either a muscle injury or repetitive strain. After an injury, muscles often form trigger points similar to muscle knots that can cause pain and tightness. The pain can be located within trigger points but also as referred pain in other parts of the body.
Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy Australia
The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. One can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment but regular treatments can help manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
Below are some of the benefits recipients have reported following Trigger Point Therapy sessions.
- Reduced or eliminated pain
- Improvement in movement and flexibility
- Increased energy and reduced stress
- Better sleep due to reduction in pain
- Decreased reliance on pain relief medication
- Increased body awareness and knowledge of triggers
- Reduced symptoms of chronic health conditions
Conditions improved by Trigger Point Therapy
The following is a sample of the conditions that can be improved by Trigger Point Therapy:
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Menstrual Cramps
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Lower back pain
- Temporal Mandible Joint (TMJ) pain
- Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI)
Trigger Point Therapy has been used to treat pain that previously hasn’t responded well to any other forms of treatment. By re-educating muscles into pain-free habits, swelling and stiffness are reduced so that range of motion, flexibility and coordination can improve. Trigger Point Therapy can also be used in combination with medications and other therapies to improve recovery time and mobility. The specific goal of this technique is to relieve MTrPs for the purpose of reducing pain and improving function.
If you would like more information about how Trigger Point Therapy Australia may be able to assist you, call Esmat on 0433 984 890 or contact us online.