Benefits Of Massage Therapy And Trigger Points In Muscles In Gig Harbor

Benefits Of Massage Therapy And Trigger Points In Muscles In Gig Harbor

Chiropractic Gig Harbor WA Massage Therapy

With everyday life being fast-paced and a competition for a better life and/ or survival, we all get tensed.

But it isn’t just us that get tensed. Our muscles get tensed too.

Our muscles get tensed with our mental tension, physical tensions, daily wear, and tear, etc.

The tension is good, they remind us that we are alive and working. Certain tenses like when exercising or dancing are very good and are actually promoted.

But when the tension leads to muscle spasms or the development of trigger points, that’s when things are getting out of hand and need to be remedied.

Muscle spasms are the temporary but painful contractions of muscles in the body.

These are caused by:

  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Dehydration and/ or lack of sufficient electrolytes
  • Overstretching or overworking of the muscles
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Pancreatitis
  • Elevated blood ph levels
  • Certain medications
  • Pregnancy
  • Vit D deficiency

Other health conditions which affect the muscles or nerves like muscular dystrophy, neuropathy, Bell’s palsy, etc.

Trigger points in Gig Harbor are the sensitive areas of tight muscle fibers that form in the muscles after injuries or after overworking. The presence of trigger points in a muscle would mean pain throughout the entire muscle.

Common causes for trigger points can be:

  • poor posture
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • nutritional deficiencies
  • Certain jobs require heavy lifting or sitting for a long time.
  • obesity
  • hormonal changes
  • Injury affecting the musculoskeletal system or intervertebral disks
  • Fatigue
  • lack of sleep or changes in sleep patterns
  • intense cooling of muscles
  • emotional problems

Massage Therapy for Trigger Points in Gig Harbor WA

The common treatments for muscle spasms can be muscle relaxants, pain medications, injections, etc. But these are usually temporary, not addressing the root cause, could get addictive, and could be very expensive depending upon the frequency of occurrences.

Massage therapy at Fox Chiropractic Wellness Center is a wonderful and very effective alternative to these treatments.

Massage therapy comes under complementary and alternative therapy of medicine. This is a very relaxing, holistic, effective, long-term, non-invasive solution to muscle spasms and trigger points.

There are a variety of massage therapies to utilize in the treatment, such as:

  • Shiatsu massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Hot stone massage
  • Myofascial massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Trigger point massage
  • Sports massage
  • Reflexology massage
  • Thai massage
  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Chair massage

The focus of all of these massages is to relax the body and mind.

Depending upon your acceptance to touch, the massage therapist conducts the massage therapy most suitable for you.

But the stronger the touch, the better and quicker the results.

The best massages for muscle spasms and trigger points would include trigger point, myofascial, deep tissue, Thai, shiatsu, sports, Swedish, hot stone massages.

They could also use specific treatments like passive or active rhythm release.

These treatments all focus on the body healing itself.

The therapy doesn’t heal the body for it but instead aids the body to heal itself by muscle relaxation, increased blood flow, resetting of the central nervous system, reduction of pain, tension release, and improved body immunity, functioning, mobility, flexibility, and healing. This ensures that the body continues healing hours after the treatment and is more resistant to future damage.

The entire experience is very relaxing so it feels like a spa day while getting treated, this means your mind is rejuvenated and refreshed, as well.

If you have any muscle spasms, trigger points, or muscle issues, book an appointment with your nearest Gig Harbor licensed massage therapist to get healed today!


9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm


Fox Chiropractic
Wellness Center

3715 56th Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
P: (253) 851-5138
F: (253) 853-4972