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Sciatica Trigger Points

Trigger point therapy can be an effective method of pain relief, especially when other treatments have failed or stopped short.

Trigger points are hypersensitive nodules of muscular tissue that often refer pain to other areas of the body. For instance, trigger points in the glutes can refer pain down the back and side of the leg, mimicking sciatica. Trigger points in the neck and shoulders can create chronic headaches or pain patterns down the arms.

Trigger point therapy is included in our sports massage and medical massage sessions. Not only do we work with you to locate and treat trigger points, but we also perform a thorough assessment to determine why you might have trigger points in the first place. (Trigger points are often the result of a muscular imbalance, repetitive motion strain, or a previous injury.) We can then provide a more comprehensive treatment plan to keep trigger points from returning.

Trigger Point Therapy FAQs

What is trigger point therapy?

Trigger points are hypersensitive nodules formed by myofascial tissue in a chronic spasm. These trigger points often refer pain to other areas of the body.

During trigger point therapy, a massage therapist uses concentrated, rhythmic pressure directly on a trigger point using a tool, hand, thumb or elbow to help alleviate the chronic spasms. Gentle stretches and deep but broad effleurage can also help address the spasms and re-train the muscle to move in a more healthy way.

Who is trigger point therapy good for?

Trigger point therapy may be helpful for people who experience chronic or recurring pain, numbness, or tingling.

Is trigger point therapy the same as deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massage often accompanies trigger point therapy and some of the techniques can be similar. For instance, deep tissue massage techniques may be used to warm up the muscle tissue and access trigger points that are difficult to reach.

How much time should I book?

The short answer is “it depends”. It depends on the nature of your goals, your overall muscle mass, how long it’s been since your last treatment, etc. Longer sessions are generally better because they provide your body time to relax, allowing for deeper work. However, shorter treatments can still be very therapeutic. Most new clients schedule an initial visit of 90 minutes. After an initial visit, we can recommend a treatment plan based on our assessment.

Do you accept insurance?

Sorry, but we do not accept health insurance or Medicare at this time. However, there are some instances where you may be able to receive full reimbursement or partial payment assistance through other forms of insurance. Please let us know if you need a receipt for reimbursement.

Session Time Rate
60 minutes $110
90 minutes $160
120 minutes $210

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