What is Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy?
Myofascial trigger points, also known as trigger points, are described as tight area deep within the muscle fibres, causing pain in other parts of the body.
For example, a trigger point in the back may cause pain in the neck area which can also become a satellite trigger point, referring pain in the head.
Trigger Point Massage Therapy is designed to reduce the pain through a series of thumb pressure applied to the source area, followed by local tissue stretching and manipulation.
The client usually is active in this practice through deep breathing as well as helping us identify the exact location and source of the pain itself.
As a result of this type of massage, the pain should ease down, movement constrictions reduced, blood flow increase in that area, therefore the body could go through the process of repairing the damaged tissue.
Sports Massage Therapy it’s a specific area deep tissue massage, based on each individual & the sport of choice, focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
Sports massage can be used as a:
The purpose of the pre-event sports massage is preparation, before training or a sport event.
Our job is to get the muscles loose & warm, ready to fire up in the upcoming event or competition decreasing the risk of injuries and fatigue.
It typically last between 10 to 20 min and it’s performed on the day of the competition/sport event/training, usually 30 min. form the time the massage has ended.
Note: this type of massage is not focused on correcting dysfunctions or reduce stress, as these are the two primary goals of a typical Massage Therapy.
The main purpose of the post-event sports massage is to help the athlete/sports person to recover from their high-intensity exercise after training or a competition.
The key targets of this type of massage therapy are:
1) Improve the Circulation
2) Reduce Muscle Tension
3) Reduce the athlete stress level