Charlotte Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a combination of specific techniques that help improve muscle injuries and increases range of motion. At Jon ‘Ric Medical Spa and Wellness Center, our medical massage therapists will use trigger point therapy to focus on one area of the body that is causing discomfort and pain to provide you with the best results.
Trigger points are small knots that develop in a muscle over time when it is injured or overworked. Those who suffer from trigger points will often experience joint pain, and will sometimes experience headaches, neck and jaw pain, lower back pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Myofascial pain disorders such as fibromyalgia are just one of the reasons trigger points may appear. They could also be caused by poor posture, sustained injuries, or overexertion. Trigger point therapy can relieve the aches and pains in muscles and help redevelop muscles and restore normal function to joints.
Trigger points are in areas within muscle tissue that can cause pain in other parts of the body. For example, if you have a trigger point in your back, it may cause pain in the neck. Since the neck has now also become a trigger point, you could feel pain in your head, whether it is a sharp, intense pain or a dull ache. Through cycles of isolated pressure and release, the source of pain is alleviated, providing further ease of other muscles being affected by the trigger points.
The benefits of trigger point therapy include increased range of motion, decreased muscle stiffness and tension, reduction in headaches, improved flexibility, improved circulation, and lessened muscle spasms. Visit Jon ‘Ric Medical Spa and Wellness Center for regular massage treatments so you can naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries or general muscle tension.