Trigger Point Therapy in MargateTrigger Point Therapy is a rehabilitative massage approach. The objective of this work requires the therapist to identify and work on only specific muscles and muscle structures. Ideally, applying specific, deeper technique stimulates tissues at the specific site of dysfunction.

The tissue begins to soften and heal, the muscle structure then then returns to optimal form. Posture improves since the surrounding muscle groups no longer need to compensate. Improved posture leads to better overall structure, function and feeling of well-being.

Trigger Point Therapy is a highly effective technique used to alleviate chronic pain and dysfunction. Trigger points tend to show up more in the postural muscles, the neck and shoulders. Trigger points can cause loss of range of motion or stiffness in a specific area. Trigger Point Therapy can be used in several therapeutic settings as a therapy by itself or integrated into a session with complementary techniques.

Trigger Point Therapy can be integrated to a full body massage session. Trigger Point Therapy is versatile in that you can use it in a seated massage session over clothing. Active trigger points exacerbate several syndromes as well as joint, muscle and visceral pain.

A few examples include:

  • Fibromyalgia Syndrome
  • Fibrositis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Headaches

Constant tension on a muscle causes force to pull on bones and structures. Poor posture and constant tension cause muscles to become ‘loaded’. This eventually causes the muscles to become fatigued from over use and other muscles become weak from disuse. The nervous system functions are on overdrive and the cycle of pain starts happening.

Perpetuating Factors that can cause Trigger Points:

  • Work-related Stress
  • Ergonomically-incorrect work stations
  • Overtraining, improper form
  • Chronic Illness
  • Broken down shoes
  • Living in a stressful environment, mental or emotional
  • Poor diet
  • Lack of sleep or sleep disorders
  • Dehydration and/or mineral deficiency
  • Postural distortions or imbalances

Whatever is causing your muscle tension, trigger point therapy can help. Our beautiful new wellness center is located in Margate and is directly on the border of two neighboring cities – Coral Springs and Coconut Creek. We do accept many insurance plans. Please call us today at 954-586-8088 to schedule your free consultation.