At Mesa Chiropractic PLLC, we offer soft tissue and massage therapies which may include trigger point therapy and differing massage techniques like Swedish and Cross Friction massage.
Soft tissue therapy is a massage-type treatment of soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction. Soft tissues include muscles, fascia (connective tissue), ligaments and tendons. Soft tissues are often overused and overloaded. They also shorten and lengthen with use. This produces all kind of aches, pains and injuries.
Trigger point therapy is a technique where your chiropractor will apply pressure to trigger points to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Trigger point therapy is also called myofascial trigger point therapy.
There are two basic types of trigger points: active and latent. Active trigger points cause muscular pain and transfer pain to other areas of the body when your chiropractor applies pressure. Latent trigger points do not refer pain to other areas of the body and cause stiffness in the joints and restricted range of motion.
Trigger points have several causes including birth trauma, an injury sustained in a fall or accident, poor posture or overexertion.
After several treatments of trigger point therapy, the swelling and stiffness of muscular pain is reduced, range of motion is increased, tension is relieved, and circulation, flexibility and coordination are improved.