trigger points shoulder
The shoulder and neck are the regions of the body most frequently affected by fascial adhesions or painful trigger points. The triggers are usually poor posture, overloading and muscular imbalances. First of all, test whether there is more extensive tension or very limited trigger points. Then choose either the round or pointed pimples for the massage. Try a little around to get a feeling for the massage pimples.
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TRIGGER POINT MASSAGE OF THE SHOULDER
For the shoulder massage, you place the massage stick directly next to the shoulder blade when viewed from the spine. Apply light pressure to the tissue and use the massage knobs to find the point of pain. Your body will give you a very precise feedback when you have found the pain point. Now stay on this point for 10-15 seconds and release the pressure again. Repeat this process 2-3 times. Ideally, the tissue loosens with each passage so that the pain subsides. Now move the massage knobs further up and down to find more trigger points. Attention: Normally no strong or radiating pain should arise during the trigger point massage. If this is the case, release the pressure a little so that you can endure the pain for 15 seconds. As an alternative to the 10-15 seconds long continuous pressure, you can also take several deep breaths while working on the trigger points in the shoulder blade area. The widening of the chest creates a dynamic counter-pressure that provides an additional massage and loosening effect.
TRIGGER POINT MASSAGE SHOULDER BLADE
Another part of the body that is repeatedly affected by trigger points is the shoulder blade or the rear shoulder. The rear shoulder is under high tension due to both sporting activity and one-sided stress in everyday life. Often there is also a muscular imbalance between a strong front and a weak rear shoulder. The result is tension. In such a case, your shoulder feels firm and immobile. When you move your shoulder, you often feel pressure and even a slight loss of strength when under stress. This in turn leads to unnatural movements and the wrong execution of exercises. The trigger point massage stick is also the right answer here. Place the stick in a horizontal position on the lower, middle edge of the shoulder blade. The massage studs do not sit next to the shoulder blade, but on it. Use the stick pointing forwards from you in this position as a grip and exert pressure with it. Again, proceed as you have done with the body parts treated so far and try out whether dynamic mobilization, static pressure, targeted trigger point search or deep breaths work best for you.