Trigger Point Therapy Massage - A Valley of Vitality Wellness Studio - Prescott, Arizona Massage Specials, Prescott, Az

Trigger Point Therapy Massage

Trigger Point Therapy Massage ... The inside of the body is covered with soft tissue called fascia. This tissue covers internal structures including organs, muscles, nerves and blood vessels. The fascia that covers your muscles is called myofascia. When the myofascia is stressed from overuse or trauma it can tear and adhere together. These adhesions are called "trigger points" and can prevent the muscles from working well. Trigger points lead to an increase in muscle stiffness and tenderness and a decrease in range-of-motion.

Trigger Point Therapy Massage
Trigger Point Therapy Massage

Trigger Point Therapy Massage

Treatment of trigger points consists of identifying the trigger points through palpation, followed by manual compression Trigger Points can develop in tissue that is not receiving circulation due to lack of movement, or cause the tissue in that area to not receive circulation. They can develop in response to injury, chilling of a muscle, chronic overuse, from incorrect posture or even emotional stress. Vitamin B1 deficiency has been linked to trigger point formation. Trigger points can make themselves apparent in visible knots or in tight bands of muscle fibers. Once the muscle fibers are broken up, fresh blood, oxygen and nutrients can infiltrate the tissue helping to begin to repair and return the muscle back to its natural state.


One of the advantages of Trigger Point Therapy when compared to other massage therapies that are used to manage and treat pain is that it identifies and works very specific points of the body … specifically, those locations where the pain occurs to provide the best method of treatment for the pain.

Do you have trigger points?

  • Muscles that are sensitive to pressure
  • Stiff, tight, spasmodic feelings, especially in the neck or lower back
  • Headache
  • Dull, aching, or burning pain in muscles
  • Pain going down the arm or leg
  • Numbness
  • Muscle imbalance

If you answered yes to any of these, then you may have active trigger points. Only a medical professional can provide a diagnosis, but a qualified massage therapist can easily provide trigger point therapy massage relief of this pain.

The massage therapist at A Valley of Vitality Wellness Studio will canvas the body in order to locate the exact area the trigger point is located. After locating the trigger point or points the therapist will use several different finger techniques of varying pressure on and around the points in order to break down the build-up of the knot.