Pressure Point Therapy
Designed to aid in the treatment of pain or injuries, orthopedic massage offers a conceptual approach to the management of soft tissue spasm and dysfunctions. Trigger Point Therapy is geared toward the trigger points of the body, which are highly sensitive areas in the muscle that cause localized pain and/or cause pain in other areas of the body. The therapist applies concentrated finger pressure to these points to break the cycles of spasm and pain.
The main goals of pressure point therapy are to release tension and increase the circulation of blood, allowing the body to heal. Tension accumulates around pressure points. When a muscle is chronically tense or in spasm, the muscle fibers contract due to the secretion of lactic acid caused by fatigue, trauma, stress, chemical imbalances, or poor circulation. As a pressure point is held, the muscle tension yields to the finger pressure, enabling the fibers to elongate and relax, blood to flow freely, and toxins to be released and eliminated. Increased circulation also brings more oxygen and other nutrients to affected areas.