NMT/Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy is a specific pressure applied to a tight area within muscle tissue that may or may not cause pain in other parts of the body (referral pains). A trigger point in the thighTMJd Massage, for example, may produce referral pain in the knee. The knee, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the calf. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. This therapy is such that the recipient actively participates through breathing deeply to release the ‘knot’ or tension at the trigger point, as well as communicating where the pain refers, so that the complete cycle of the triggers can be broken. This (and any other type of bodywork) should not be painful- That said, it may be intense, or powerful when the releases occur. Communication during this bodywork is essential in order to be most beneficial. Relieving trigger points in the upper back and neck can have a profound effect on pain relief. Everything is so interconnected in the body, and so closely wired in the neck area. Call or TXT 607-201-4926 to schedule your massage. Click HERE to schedule online 24/7