Trigger Point Therapy
Many common aches and pains and many other puzzling physical complaints are actually caused by trigger points, which are small areas of muscle spasm in the muscles of the body. They are at least a part of every pain problem.
Even fibromyalgia, which is known to afflict millions of people, is thought in many instances to have its beginning with trigger points.
Trigger points are known to cause headaches, neck and jaw pain, low back pain, and many kinds of joint pain mistakenly ascribed to arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, or ligament injury. Trigger points cause problems as diverse as earaches, dizziness, nausea, heartburn, false heart pain, heart arrhythmia, and tennis elbow.
The difficulty in treating trigger points is that they typically send pain to some other site. Most conventional treatment of pain is based on the assumption that the cause of pain will be found at the site of the pain.
Registered Massage Therapists have extensive training in treating and identifying trigger points. This usually involves putting a point pressure on the trigger point untill the pain fades. Trigger Point Therapy properly performed by a Registered Massage Therapist can greatly help you be rid of your pains.