Trigger Point Massage Therapy in College Station, TX

Trigger point therapy focuses on the release of tension (and ‘knots’) around specific nerve centers found throughout your body. It is great for relieving cramped and overused muscles. Sometimes confused with pressure point massage, this involves deactivating trigger points that may cause local pain or refer pain and other sensations, such as headaches, in other parts of the body. Manual pressure, vibration, or other techniques are applied to these points to relieve myofascial pain.

Trigger points were first discovered and mapped by Janet G. Travell (President Kennedy’s physician) and David Simons. Trigger points have been photomicrographed and measured electrically and in 2007 a paper was presented showing images of Trigger Points using MRI. These points relate to dysfunction in the myoneural junction, also called neuromuscular junction (NMJ), in muscle, and therefore this technique is different from reflexology, acupressure, and pressure point massage.

Belle Vie Massage & Bodywork offers expert trigger point therapy in College Station. If you have questions or want to know if trigger point massage therapy is right for you, please contact us. If you’re ready to schedule your appointment, please book online using the ‘Book Now’ button.

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