Massage as preventive medicine
The idea of massage is clearly imagined in a spa setting, with candles, aromatherapy and white towels; less clearly imagined is its role in holistic wellness. At our office in Westwood, we use massage to help people manage back pain, improve biomechanical function and boost mental wellness. Massage is proven over and over again to be an invaluable piece in helping people with chronic pain live better despite their conditions. If you are feeling at the end of your tether, a massage by professional, experienced hands can help you hit the reset button. Trigger point therapy forms an important part of our massage therapy for residents of Westwood.
Trigger point therapy in Westwood
A trigger point is defined as:
“An extra sensitive point in the body which causes referred pain when stimulated”
This means that the sensitive point may cause pain in seemingly unrelated parts of the body. Trigger points are regions of highly-concentrated tension that can cause general musculoskeletal pain when stimulated. In this scenario, a trigger point in the lower back could cause referred pain to the neck, which then refers pain to the head and the trigger point manifests itself as a headache. Many people are walking around with latent trigger points, unknowingly waiting for them to activate and start causing havoc.
At our office in Westwood, we work with you to determine exactly where your problematic trigger points and then use targeted pressure and release techniques to alleviate tension from the region. The reduction in pain and improvement in range of motion is noticeable immediately. By improving circulation in the local area, the muscle fibers are allowed to heal effectively and muscular balance is restored.
Trigger point therapy for keeping injury and illness at bay
Combining chiropractic adjustment, massage and trigger point therapy on a regular basis helps your body maintain homeostasis, fight off injury and illness, and operate with lower stress levels. These are invaluable benefits in the fight for wellness. If you are interested in adding massage into your healthcare arsenal, give our office in Westwood a call to schedule an appointment today.