A trigger point refers to a small muscle spasm that often feels like a lump or ball and reacts painfully when pressure is applied.
When a muscle is tensed, it normally hardens down to the fiber level and then relaxes completely. When a muscle is tense, however, the smallest muscle fiber areas, the sarcomeres, remain hard and a trigger point develops.
This tension not only has a local effect, but can also cause pain in distant areas of the body. For example, back pain can have its source in pain points in the abdominal muscles. Our experienced therapists at Origin can detect trigger points and release them through targeted massage and pressure treatment to relieve pain and restore mobility.


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45 Minutes: 98 CHF
60 Minutes: 130 CHF
75 Minutes: 160 CHF
90 Minutes: 195 CHF


Costs covered by health insurance 50%-90%.

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What are the effects of trigger point therapy?

Trigger point therapy helps with:

– Removal of metabolic products
– Locally strongly improved blood circulation up to 500%.

During pain treatment, the therapist specifically searches for the most painful point in the stressed muscle. This can often be the place where the nerve enters the muscle.
Strong pressure or circular finger movements on the hardened area of the muscle are used to promote blood flow. The goal is to stimulate the muscle’s metabolism and cause it to relax.
The result should be improved blood flow to the muscle and relief of pain in the affected area. A final massage of the affected body part further promotes relaxation.
Although trigger point therapy can often be painful, it usually results in relief without unwanted side effects.

For which complaints can trigger point therapy help?

Trigger point therapy can help with the following problems:

– Headache, migraine
– dizziness
– shoulder pain
– neck pain
– back pain
– knee pain
– Whiplash
– Chest pain (tightness)
– Golfer’s elbow or tennis elbow
– Lumbago
– Achilles tendon pain
– Tendonitis
– osteoarthritis
– Tinnitus, ringing in the ears, hearing loss
– Various chronic ailments
– Digestive problems

Treatment can have a healing or supportive and pain-relieving effect on many conditions. Trigger point therapy can provide effective treatment for all of these aches and pains, as well as postural problems and overuse. By releasing trigger points, muscles can relax and move normally again. Healthy posture becomes possible again and pain can be avoided in the long run. Our experienced therapists at Origin can detect and treat trigger points through targeted massage and pressure treatment.

What is the process of trigger point therapy at Origin Chur?

1. At the beginning of the treatment, your therapist will take a comprehensive medical history. All information that is important for the treatment of your problem will be collected. The anamnesis can take between 5 and 20 minutes, depending on the complexity of your issue.
2. After the anamnesis the treatment begins. The therapist leaves the room briefly so that you can undisturbed undress the parts of your body that will be treated and settle on the massage table.
3. the therapist focuses on your problem and applies various techniques. During the treatment, you are in communication, for example, about whether the pressure is strong enough, whether the technique is causing pain, or whether the therapist is hitting the trigger points. Your therapist and you should work together as a team.
4. After the treatment, you discuss how many treatments it will take for your problem and make the next appointment.

What is the difference between trigger point therapy and medical massage?

Medical massage and trigger point therapy are two different therapeutic approaches. While trigger point therapy specifically targets painful nodal points in the muscle to loosen them, medical massage has a broader range of applications. It can be used to relax and loosen muscles and promote circulation. Medical massage can also be used for chronic pain and tension, while trigger point therapy is used more for acute discomfort and pain. In addition, trigger point therapy is often painful, while medical massage is gentler and more comfortable for the patient.

Duration & booking

Trigger point therapy at Origin Massage usually takes between 45 and 75 minutes. It depends on your concern how much time is needed. If you are unsure, contact us by phone +41 76 76402 26, or by email info@origin-massage.ch, we will be happy to advise you.


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