What is Pressure massage?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications


Generic name: Massage Therapy

Pressure massage or trigger point massage is a type of massage therapy; it is the practice of applying structured pressure on specific points to help relieve tension in an area.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 1 1
Pain 1 1
Pain in shoulder(s) 1 1
Stiffness/spasticity 1 1
Trigger point pain 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pressure massage

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently going to Pressure massage

Dosage Patients
180 min weekly 1


Currently going to Pressure massage

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Pressure massage.