Deep Tissue Massage or Trigger Point Therapy?
Some massage therapies are for relaxation, but others like Deep Tissue Massage and Trigger Point Therapy can provide more benefits to your muscles health and get you pain relief in injured muscles. The first is performed by a deep tissue massage therapist and is focused in the deeper layers of muscles and have many techniques to be performed. Some techniques involve the therapist using firmer pressure in order to reach key areas and release it. Due to the hard pressure this therapy is recommended for people who want a slightly more intense touch. Some athletes opts for the deep tissue sport massage that are more effective to relieve muscle injuries related to the sports and overuse of the body.
Similarly therapy to the deep tissue massage is the trigger point therapy which as the deep tissue massage focus in specific areas of the body not in massaging the whole body. Due to this, pressing a trigger points reduces referral pain in other body parts. And the benefits of trigger point therapy are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. Also with this therapy the patient can experience a significant decrease in pain with just one treatment.
And the benefits of this therapies are many: helps to lower high blood pressure, relaxing the muscles and improving the blood circulation. In addition reduces the stress, anxiety and muscle tension, and treats the chronic back pain. Also reduces the arthritis symptoms and in athletes improves the recovery and performance, delaying the muscle soreness and fatigue preventing injuries.