• Answering Your Questions About Trigger Point Therapy

    Trigger point therapy is a popular technique in acupuncture and massage therapy near New York, NY. A trigger point refers to a tight area in a person’s muscle tissue that results in pain in other areas of the body. For example, a trigger point in the neck can cause severe headaches if not treated by an acupuncturist or massage therapist. Continue reading to get answers to some commonly asked questions about how trigger therapy works.

    How Many Therapy Sessions Do I Need?

    When you get acupuncture trigger point therapy, your acupuncturist will create a customized treatment plan and give you a general idea of how many sessions you need. In some cases, your chiropractor and acupuncturist will need to check with your physician to make sure there is no more serious underlying medical condition. The length of your treatment depends on whether you have a frozen shoulder, chronic lower back pain, or another condition. However, almost all individuals see significant improvement after two or three sessions .

    Is Trigger Point Therapy Painful?

    Trigger points are sensitive; however, you are always in control of how much pressure you prefer. Most people classify trigger point therapy as “good” pain, akin to that experienced during an intense massage. After a few treatments, you will experience less sensitivity, which indicates that the therapy is working. If you do experience pain, tell your therapist right away.

    What Can I Do to Maintain My Results?

    When you get trigger point therapy, your chiropractor, acupuncturist, and physical therapist will work together to teach you self-treatment techniques you can do at home. Your therapist may recommend certain treatment tools or show you how to use your hands to access trigger points.

    Manhattan Total Health is pleased to offer highly effective trigger point therapy to clients in Midtown Manhattan, NYC, Wall Street, Downtown NYC, and on the Upper East Side. Our three area locations ensure that you can have convenient, affordable massage therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic care. Call us at (917) 720-2689 to learn more about our services.