Trigger Point Massage Polanco


Trigger Point Massage Polanco

Another technique that Yoga Massage Therapy integrates in the treatment of our clients is Active trigger point release and Active release technique.

Active release technique (ART) treats your body’s soft tissue by combining manipulation and movement. The technique’s been around for more than 30 years.

ART entails identifying, isolating, and targeting the affected area to break up scar tissue. This promotes blood flow and faster healing of injuries. ART can be used to treat problems with your:

  • Muscles
  • Ligaments
  • Tendon
  • Nerves

It was first used by Dr. P. Michael Leahy, a chiropractor, to treat soft tissue disorders in elite athletes and has since been used to treat millions of people.

A number of healthcare providers are trained in ART, including:

  • Chiropractors
  • Physical therapists
  • Massage therapists
  • Physicians

These providers use ART to treat back pain, headaches, and other symptoms caused by soft tissue conditions and injuries.

What body parts are treated?

ART can be used to treat pain and other symptoms caused by injury or damage to:

Fascia. This is fibrous connective tissue that protects and supports muscles and organs throughout your body. Inflammation across a band of fascia tissue can cause extreme pain and stiffness.
Plantar fasciitis is a common fascia tissue condition.
Major muscle groups. Strains and pulls from overuse or trauma can affect any of your major muscle groups.
This includes muscles in your neck and shoulders, back, and hamstrings.

Tendons and ligaments

Tendons connect muscles to bone and ligaments connect bone to bone. Injury to either can cause pain and decrease range of motion.

What conditions are treated?

  • Lower back pain
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Shoulder strains, including frozen shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Sciatic nerve pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bursitis
  • Tennis elbow

Scar tissue can cause extreme pain and stiffness. Plantar fasciitis is a common fascia tissue condition.

Major muscle groups. Strains and pulls from overuse or trauma can affect any of your major muscle groups. This includes muscles in your neck and shoulders, back, and hamstrings.

How active release technique works

ART works by breaking up adhesions, which are dense collections of scar tissue that form when muscles and connective tissues are injured. When the scar tissue binds between your muscles, it limits flexibility, causing pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.

Sometimes adhesions can also entrap nerves. The manipulation of the soft tissues through ART breaks up the adhesions so your muscles, joints, and nerves can move freely again.

During an ART session, your healthcare provider will feel the area and identify the location of the scar tissue. They’ll use the technique to isolate and target the area, manipulating it to break up the scar tissue and restore proper blood flow so the area can heal.

Signs you may have scar tissue

The following are signs that you may have an accumulation of scar tissue that may benefit from ART:

  • Stiffness in your neck, elbow, hands, knees, or back
  • Increased pain when exercising
  • Sharp pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel
  • Pain, numbness, and tingling in your fingers
  • Reduced flexibility and limited range of motion
  • Decreased strength
  • Inflamed joints
  • Tingling, numbness, or weakness.

Treatment goals

The goal of ART is to break up the adhesions and restore your range of motion and improve your pain. By breaking up scar tissue, muscles and joints are able to glide and move freely again without pain and stiffness.

Benefits of active release technique

ART offers many benefits for anyone who has pain and other symptoms caused by soft tissue injuries either from sports, overuse, or trauma.

Benefits include:

  • Increased flexibilityI
  • ncreased range of motion
  • Decreased lower back pain
  • Improved chronic neck pain
  • Relief of tension headaches
  • Management of carpal tunnel
  • Management of shin splints
  • Management of plantar fasciitis
  • Management of tennis elbow
  • Improvement of sciatic symptoms

Manual Trigger Point therapy: The General Trigger Point Therapy

Manual Trigger Point therapy is a manual technique to treat trigger points. It uses strong manual pressure and can be uncomfortable or somewhat painful for the patient. However, as with Dry Needling, this pain is usually regarded as a "good and releasing pain". A distinction is made between the different Manual Trigger Point Therapy techniques that directly treat the trigger point and the fascia techniques, which affect a larger area on the whole muscle and its fascia.

History of the Manual Trigger Point Therapy

Dr. Ida Rolf (1896 – 1979) is one of the first scientists to study the characteristics of the human connective tissue and developed the Rolfing technique, which has become the basis for Manual Trigger Point Therapy.

Dr. Ida Rolf (1896 – 1979) is one of the first scientists to study the characteristics of the human connective tissue and developed the Rolfing technique, which has become the basis for Manual Trigger Point Therapy.

Janet Travell had introduced the concept of myofascial trigger points in the early 1940s. Various manual therapy methods to treat trigger points have since been developed such the Ischemic Compression, the Myofascial Release, the Post Isometric Relaxation and others. Classical massage has always treated trigger points, without, however, the use of the trigger point nomenclature and probably also less systematically. Corresponding documents date back to the 15th century.

The trigger point techniques and the inter-muscular mobilization that we combine at Yoga Massage Therapy include a strong manual pressure. This is why this type of bodywork massage therapy could sometimes become a little uncomfortable or somewhat painful. It's important to follow the principle that the pain should be tolerable for the body and, if possible, reported as "good pain". The more accurately the trigger point is treated, the less pressure has to be applied. The trigger point compression technique may be combined with simultaneous passive or active change in muscle length in order to optimize the effect.

Yoga Massage Therapy is an effective treatment for a variety of conditions and injuries of the soft tissues, such as overuse and sports injuries. It can help relieve pain and stiffness and help restore your range of motion so you can return to your favorite activities.

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