Effective Trigger Point Therapy to Relieve Pain and Discomfort Manually or Using Multi-radiance Low Level Laser Therapy
Trigger Point Massage Therapy in Perth 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 Massage Therapy in Perth 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.
Firstly, a trigger is a small contraction knot in a muscle causing a tight band feeling. Trigger Point Massage 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 in Perth 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 Massage Therapy in Perth treat?
The most common body parts suffering from pain requiring Trigger Point Massage Therapy treatment include:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Joint Pain
- Muscle Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee Pain
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.
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
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Menstrual Cramps
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Lower back pain
- Temporal Mandible Joint (TMJ) pain
- Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI)
Trigger Point Dry Needling 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.