Updated at 2021-04-13 09:06:21 UTC
In the previous article, I explained what a trigger point is. In this article, I explain how you can treat your own trigger points with massage and deep breathing.
There are many ways to deal with these points, but in this article, I describe what I do on a regular basis so as not to confuse. I combine three different techniques into something that in my own experience works well for most people. Spa in Media City
So that's how I normally treat them. Start by finding the most sensitive point of a muscle. Trigger points are usually located in the middle of the muscle, where it is thickest. You recognize a trigger point because it hurts more than the surrounding muscle tissue.
Once you find the point, you can rub it by pressing your thumb against the skin so that it slides over the trigger point, about 15 times. Apply enough pressure to feel a pleasant pain. You should rub any muscle across the grain. However, if you hit muscle fibers, that's okay. And if you do, you can probably feel it sliding through the muscle fibers, and then you can change direction.
When you have massaged the sorest spot 15 times, keep your thumb still over the sore spot and take three deep breaths. This will relax the whole body and help the muscle to do the same. When you hold and breathe in this way, you will probably feel the pain sensation subside after a while. This is because the muscle begins to relax and the endorphins begin to flow. When the pain has subsided, the treatment procedure is complete.
If you do not feel the pain subside, it is because the trigger point is stubborn, you need to repeat the procedure several times eg. For example, twice a day for a few days.
To sum up, first find the most sensitive point on the muscle, massage the point in the direction of the fibers 15 times pushing the skin over the point, then keep the pressure on the point by taking three deep breaths and when you feel the pain. it starts to slow down, release the pressure and you're done.
Of course, it is not essential to do exactly 15 massage movements, but it is a good rule of thumb. If you are too stubborn and massage too much, the muscles can become more irritated and even tense, which we want to avoid. If, on the other hand, you massage too little, you will not get an adequate response. It should also be avoided. Massage Center in Media City
In the next article, I will explain how two of the most common trigger points can be treated in this way, namely those in the shoulder which tend to cause headaches and neck stiffness.