A useful feature of deep tissue massage as I apply it in my practice, trigger point therapy is a pain relief technique to alleviate spasms, hot-spots and cramping in the muscles.
Trigger points may refer pain and other messages out to surrounding parts of the body. Controlled pressure is applied for several seconds, the muscle relaxes, the spasm is reduced and the muscle resumes its normal resting length.
Though this type of work can produce “good pain” it does not have to hurt to achieve our therapeutic goals.
- Decrease pain immediately
- Improve range of motion in joints
- Lessen susceptibility to injuries
- Lengthen and loosen muscles
- Allow freer movement