What is a Trigger Point Massage?

Just what are trigger points?

Trigger Point massage is derived from Chinese acupuncture which, in turn, is based on the idea that the human body is composed of many vigorously active nodes that act as switches which manage all our bodily functions. By manipulating these switches with trigger point massage you can improve the body’s equilibrium and relieve pain.

The so-called triggerpoints are points in which tension and pain accumulate. These points are usually located in a limited area of a muscle or along its side. Trigger points can be divided into two major groups: latent and active. The former are only painful when manipulated, others, instead, cause a pain which can be felt in areas of the body that are nowhere near the problematic muscle.

Trigger point massages act on specific trigger points. While these massages can be at little painful at first, remember that they are very effective in reducing joint pain, tension, stiffness, and muscle weakness.

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The Trigger Point massage technique involves an initial relaxation phase, followed by movements of the head, neck, shoulders, back and sacroiliac joint area using different moments and pressure of varying intensity. The massages are carried out with the fingertips and knuckles so they to act on the trigger points which need attention.

Trigger Point massages are particularly effective when used as part of rehabilitation courses for the elderly. In fact, the Ermitage Bel Air Spa has created its Active Ageing Program, the goal of which is to significantly improve the physical mobility of older people to help keep them independent. Thanks to the integration of rehabilitation exercises with electro-physical medicine, localised pain and can also be reduced. The staff of the Ermitage Bel Air Spa decide whether or not to include Trigger Point massages in programmes that are tailored to the requirements of each guest.

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Guests of our spa hotel, as well as recovering their physical wellbeing, will enjoy spending time in relaxing, comfortable environment that offers many amenities including daily access to the spa’s pools and medical services.

The Ermitage Bel Air Spa combines high quality medical care with all the facilities and comforts you would expect to find in a holiday hotel.

 Contact us for more information about our Active Ageing Programme and to learn more about the benefits of Trigger Point massage!

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