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Trigger Point Therapy in Farragut West

Trigger point therapy involves the applying of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. If you have ever massaged a person or been massaged yourself then you have probably came across trigger points. They are commonly known as muscle knots; the often painful spots where muscles seem to be clumped together in a tight little ball.

For an expert trigger point therapist there is much more to consider than these painful little points in the muscles. The body is a connected system and it is often the case that a trigger point is just one end of the problem. Most trigger points refer to pain somewhere else along the nerve pathways so it takes skilled hands to get to the root of the problem. And if one muscle is being problematic then it is almost certain to have an effect on the surrounding muscles.

A trigger point therapist will apply pressure to the trigger points to help break them up so that your body can redistribute and process the accumulated toxins. There may be some pain involved. You may have sore muscles for several days after trigger point therapy; you should drink a lot of water.

Trigger point therapy is often used to treat chronic pain conditions, with many patients reporting substantial improvement in their conditions. Other benefits of trigger point massage include:

  • Increased range of motion
  • Decreased muscle stiffness and tension
  • Reduction in headaches
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved circulation

If you are looking for someone to get the trigger points to release then look no further than Eye Street Massage Therapy.

Positional Release in Farragut West

Positional release therapy is, in some ways, like trigger point therapy as it focuses on painful muscle areas. The similarities end there however. Positional release therapy is a relatively new technique which is not necessarily seen as a form of massage. What the therapist does is find the tender point on the body and apply a slight amount of pressure to it. While applying pressure the therapist uses their in-depth knowledge of muscle and skeletal structures to passively move other parts of the body to a position of greater ease and less pain. The muscle relaxes and releases the tension it is holding. If done well this technique often releases up to 75% of the discomfort in the area right away (though this can depend on the severity of the tender point).

Eye Street Massage Therapy has trained professionals can help you on the path to feeling like yourself again.