Regardless of whether you go for a morning jog or you are a power lifter, there are things that you need to be aware of. Muscles get tired when they are overused, and this could lead to certain orthopedic conditions and to cause different levels of pain. It becomes necessary to consider a form of rehabilitation which would allow your muscles to recover and regain their former strength. This is where a deep tissue massage comes into the picture.
Many of us love getting a massage, that’s true. However, corrective deep tissue massage is going to accomplish a lot more than just relax your muscles. Let’s take a look at what it can do for you.
Tremendous Stress Relief
Dense muscles and stiffness are usually caused by excessive stress levels. A deep tissue massage is going to provide you with the much-needed relief. In fact, an estimated 60% to 80% of the people who visit professional movement therapists and massage establishments are related to high levels of stress.
Pain caused by muscle damage could be handled and reduced with a comprehensive and effective deep tissue massage. A research published back in 2014 in an issue of Manual Therapy decisively stated that deep tissue massage is capable of reducing pain which is associated with plantar fasciitis. The massage can also be used to help relieve tension and pain from other conditions such as tennis elbow, jumper’s knee and a wide range of orthopedic issues.
In any case, the truth is that non-invasive procedures are certainly to be preferred when it comes to pain stemming from muscle damage. Of course, this isn’t always possible. However, our movement therapy is going to help you with a wide range of different conditions and it’s going to do so effectively without the usage of invasive or stressful techniques. Boasting long years of professional experience and prestigious certifications, we are capable of handling a range of different conditions without any issues. You can rest assured that you entrust capable and professional hands. Specialized movement therapies are helpful for gym enthusiasts, professional and non-professional athletes, people who spend a significant amount of time in front of a computer and a wide range of different patients who experience complications related to movement. All you need to do is give us a call.
Many of my clients ask about different modalities, so the next few blogs are going to be on some of those modalities. Todays is Trigger Point Therapy.
This massage therapy treatment works on treating muscles and layers of muscle attachments. This treatment is also responsible for dealing with surface muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues. This massage therapy is similar to acupressure. The majority of the methods used in Trigger Point Therapy are also used in acupressure.
Trigger points can be found up and down the client’s body near the muscle area. For the most part, they can be found in the axial muscles. These muscles are responsible for side to side body movement. Trigger points can also be found in one than more location of the body.
With these points, pain is found in certain areas. These areas are referred to as reference zones. The pain in these areas is usually deep and it can be continuous or it will come around for a while, leave, and then come back again. If a trigger point is worked, it can be inflicted with pain. There are two types of trigger points, active and latent. Active points consist of nagging pain. Latent points don’t experience pain until the affected area is pressed. Trigger point therapy is one of the most popular massage therapy treatments that is being used.
In a treatment session, there is an examination that is conducted. This examination includes focusing on the pain area and where discomfort is being felt. The massage therapist main focus is to look for poor posture, and straining of the muscles. The client has to be relaxed in order for the treatment to be successful. The therapist can recognize the trigger points because they will be tender, hard or knotty. After the therapist has found the trigger points, the area will feel pressure and what is called skin twitching. Trigger point therapy is also used to get rid of muscle spasms and cramps.
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 for trigger point therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.
The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.