If you suffer from chronic pain and stiffness, chiropractic care can help. One method used for pain and stiffness is massage therapy, which includes trigger point massage. The West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic in Omaha, Nebraska offers trigger point massage therapy to relieve pain and help the body heal.
What is Trigger Point Massage Therapy?
Trigger point massage is a massage therapy performed by our licensed masseuse. This form of treatment focuses on recognizing and releasing trigger points in the body. Certain muscles in the body can become tense and spasm, causing severe pain. These knots or trigger points are not resolved by themselves. These painful areas can be caused by overuse, stress, and injury. Trigger point massage helps relieve tension and promote healing in these areas by directly massaging injured or damaged points on the body. Massage can be done manually or using tools.
Trigger point massage therapy is safe, effective and non-invasive. This method avoids dangerous surgery and pain medications that are often addictive and have side effects.
What are the benefits of trigger point massage?
Trigger point massage is effective for various disorders. Trigger point massage therapy has been shown to be particularly effective for tension-type headaches. Trigger point massage has also been found to relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the sole of the foot around the heel.More commonly, trigger point massage is used to relieve back and neck pain. The muscles in these areas are prone to knotting and can become tight due to daily activity and poor posture. Trigger point massage naturally heals this pain by reducing inflammation and increasing blood flow.In addition, these massages reduce the risk of recurring pain.