Trigger Point Therapy is a technique in massage that uses a variety of pressure levels to release trigger points. They are taut bands within the muscle that can cause stiffness, weakness, pain, and restrict a muscles’ range of motion. Trigger points can even be the cause of tension headaches. During a treatment, expect to receive application of pressure to these areas to help them shift and break apart, like a clump of sand. After release of trigger points in the tissue; clients report increased range of motion, lessened pain or tension headaches, and better awareness of neutral posture.
What to expect during a session
Fill out a health history form (if not done at booking).
Have a brief discussion about present issues or injuries that are causing pain.
Undress in privacy to your level of comfort and climb underneath the covers on the massage table. Most of the time you will start face down with your face in the cradle.
During the treatment you can talk or be quiet. Feel free to ask questions, but give yourself the permission to let the hour be your time to relax in your body.
Speak up if there is too much or not enough pressure.
The session will last for 60-90 minutes.
When you’re alone in the room again, take your time getting off the table. Sometimes people can feel a little disoriented or lightheaded.
Open the door when you are dressed and ready.
Have a short discussion about self-care and how to stay present with where your body is in space throughout your daily life.
Be curious and ask questions!
Settle up payment and make future appointments.