Trigger Point Cupping
You know those weird knots or cricks that just show up out of nowhere in your neck or shoulders or back? There’s a name for them – trigger points. A trigger point is a tight area within your muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of your body as well. They might show up as sharp, intense spasms, or as a dull generalized ache. Either way, they’re a real pain
Your alittlemassage therapist will work with you to locate the source of discomfort. They may start you on some deep breathing while using alternating cycles of pressure and release to ease those constricted muscles. You may experience a significant decrease in minor aches and pain after just one Trigger Point Therapy session – but ongoing sessions could help you manage them even better. It has been shown that a more effective way to release trigger points is to apply a series of strokes across the point and the taut band, flushing out the blood and lymph while allowing fresh blood to move into the tissue. This technique removes cellular waste from the prolonged muscle contraction while bringing in fresh nutrients and oxygen. This new technique is a more effective method for releasing trigger points, both active and latent.