Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy and stretching for athletes who want to keep their bodies in superior condition.  Trigger points are point therapy are tender areas on the belly of the muscle rather than along energy pathways, as in Acupressure points.  Contracted muscle fibers slows the blood flow, limited oxygenated blood and nutrients to the muscle, creating a triggered muscle point.  Metabolic waste and toxins can build up in the area, causing pain, tension and spasming.

Deep tissue work is performed within a clients’ pain threshold, however the “good hurt” can occur with deeper pressure, and long-lasting results.  When muscles are overused we experience microscopic muscle tears from the repeated stress.  The body then uses tissue calcium to patch the tears, and over time scar tissue calcifies and/or becomes fibrotic.  These tissues can often be mistaken for arthritis due to the pain and tenderness.

Calcified and fibrotic muscles can occur by:

  • Microscopic Muscle Tears
  • Repeated Overuse
  • Scarring
  • Collagen Crosslinking (collagen fibrils form strong chemical bonds with adjacent fibrils)
  • High Levels of Lactate Acid
  • Acidic Water (mineral deficiencies and imbalances)
  • pH Imbalance
  • Enzyme deficiencies

Whether you spend time outdoors, on the field or in the gym, a sports massage will assist with increased joint flexibility, muscle mobility and decrease injury prolonging your sports activities.  Drink high quality water, take proper supplements and nutrients, include plant-based minerals, and keep muscles stretched pre and post activities.  Along with massage therapy, you will see improved range of motion and muscle condition.

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