Our Therapeutic Massage is not a full body massage, but rather one geared towards the rehabilitation of specific issues through massage techniques. The goal of the therapeutic massage is more than to just help you to relax, it focuses on your specific trigger points in the body to alleviate pain and discomfort.
What is a Trigger Point?
A trigger point is an area where tension levels are high in a specific grouping of muscles, and it triggers pain in another part of the body, unrelated to the trigger point. For example, a trigger point in the lower pack may trigger a pain response in the arm.
A trigger point is commonly caused by an injury, repetitive action, or poor posture. Over time, the muscles tighten and pull together. The area may feel tense or knotted, and aside from pain, you may also experience limited mobility.
Targeting a Trigger Point
Therapeutic massage uses cycles of pressure-and-release techniques around the specific area of concern. This type of massage technique is specifically designed to help alleviate the pain caused by the trigger point and release the tension that has built up in the spot.
During a therapeutic massage, participants are actively involved in their massage by taking part in deep breathing exercises and specific communication of the location and intensity of their discomfort.
Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
In addition to reducing the tightness of specific muscle groups, therapeutic massage can significantly reduce your pain – even after your first massage. Therapeutic massages can be the perfect option for individuals who suffer from chronic pain to naturally manage their pain and stress.