Trigger Point Therapy Is An Excellent Tool For The Treatment Of Pain and Muscle Dysfunction!
Dr. Janet Travell defines a trigger point as a “hyper-irritable locus within a taut band of skeletal muscle, located in the muscular tissue and/or associated fascia.” You might define these little suckers as painful and irritating knots within your muscle belly. Roman Paradigm Massage & Therapy was built on the foundation of treating and locating painful trigger points in your body. And Robert Vignoli, one of the co-owners is one of the best in the bay area.
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
It is important to note that a normal healthy muscle tissue feels supple and elastic. The underlying structures, your bones, tendons, and joints should be easily felt by experienced hands. A healthy muscle will contract in response to a nervous impulse, returning to its normal resting length after-wards.
A healthy muscle will feel consistent and smooth, not tender to the touch or feel bumpy. Trigger points within a muscle cause a backup of metabolic waste products, pain and limited use of that muscle leading to chronic pain symptoms. Trigger point therapy is a method of ischemic compression. This massage technique pushes the blood out of the muscle that is affected with trigger points.
Combining trigger point therapy with a repeated massage “milking” action moves the blood, lymph fluid and the wastes products out more effectively. Trigger point therapy focuses on removing accumulated metabolic waste products that have been stagnant and releasing continuously contracted muscles held together by trigger points that could cause chronic pain.
“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity”. John F. Kennedy
There are many factors that contribute to trigger points in muscle, abnormal bone structure, postural stress, repetitive movements, metabolic disorders, tension and anxiety to name a few.
The emotional toll of chronic pain also can make pain worse. Anxiety, stress, depression, anger, and fatigue interact in complex ways with chronic pain and may decrease the body’s production of natural painkillers. These negative feelings may increase the level and amplify the sensations of pain, causing a vicious cycle of pain. There is considerable evidence that unrelenting pain can suppress the immune system.
Some doctors and researchers think chronic pain may be partly caused by a process called sensitization. In this process, your nervous system amplifies and distorts pain, much like the way your stereo speakers distort the character of recorded music when you crank up the volume.
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Let our professional massage therapists and experienced bodyworkers turn down the volume of your pain, book a trigger point therapy session with us today and feel the difference between our massage work versus other massage establishments. You should also note that we guarantee our massage work 100%, if you are not happy with your massage, you pay us nothing.
Massage Rate: (rates $15 higher for management)
- 60 min session = $90
- 75 min. session = $105 (recommended length)
- 90 min. session = $130 (recommended length)
- 120 min. session = $180