Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a tiny area of irritation in a stressed muscle that often feels like a taut band or hard nodule. Trigger points refer pain, weakness, or numbness to either surrounding or distant areas of muscle tissue.
Trigger point massage therapy is a way to relieve the pain or discomfort caused by active trigger points. If you apply pressure to a point on your body and you feel pain or sensation someplace else, you have discovered a trigger point.
Massage for Trigger Points
One way to diffuse a trigger point is trigger point massage therapy using static compression. One technique is to apply pressure for 10 seconds - release - apply pressure for 10 more seconds in a pumping action while the client breathes deeply.