What is Trigger Point Therapy?
Trigger point massage therapy was developed in the 1940s by Dr. Janet Travell to alleviate pain at the source. The practice utilizes strong, isolated strokes – sometimes administered by the elbow for increased pressure – that release built up lactic acid to detoxify muscles.
A ‘trigger point’ or ‘muscle knot’ as they are commonly referred to, is a tender nodule in the skeletal muscle that causes pain in other parts of the body by pulling on ligaments and tendons. Just one Trigger Point Massage Therapy from Massage Envy will help relax the muscle, increase blood flow and promote overall wellness.
The results and benefits of trigger point therapy include increased flexibility, range of motion and muscle coordination and only get better as time goes on. Though one session is helpful, repeated or regular therapy sessions are recommended for long-term relief.
*Due to the tender nature of the trigger points you may feel some slight discomfort during the massage; please alert your professional therapists to any pain that may seem out of the ordinary or too intense.