Oakville Shiatsu & Massage Therapy Centre

Helping you find your way to better health.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points in the body, commonly known as “muscle knots” consist of tense and tight areas of muscle tissue that is frequently the source of pain. The source of the pain however, may actually originate in other parts of the body. A trigger point or ‘knot’ in the back for example, may cause debilitating pain in the neck area. We are are trained and experienced to identify the source of muscle pain and administer treatments to provide lasting relief from chronic pain for our clients.

Identifying Trigger Points and Associated Conditions

Trigger points on the body are classified as either active or latent. Active points are the source of muscular pain. We apply effective treatment to release pain and physical tension at its source through massage treatment in an alternate area.

Relief for Decreased Mobility and Fibromyalgia

Latent trigger points, on the other hand, do not always correspond to pain in another part of the body and may cause discomfort only when constricted. Frequently the cause of stiff joints and declining mobility as we age, latent trigger points are also associated with chronic pain syndromes that include fibromyalgia.

Trigger Point Related Treatment Plans

Releasing trigger points increases muscle strength and flexibility and improves range of motion. We are experienced, and trained to identify affected areas and provide lasting relief with professional massage therapy treatments. Many clients may experience significant relief following one or two treatments that include trigger point therapy. The frequency of treatment varies and depends on your condition. We invite people to contact our licensed specialists to find out more about treatment options.