Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the application of pressure to tender tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. This treatment is used in combination with massage to assist in restoring muscle conditions.
Active trigger points cause muscular pain and will refer pain and tenderness to another area of the body when pressure is applied. Latent trigger points only exhibit pain when compressed, they do not refer pain to other areas of the body, it is known to be one of the causes of stiff joints and restricted range of motion due old age.
Trigger points are very common and can be associated with myofascial pain syndromes or , they can be also be known as muscle knots.
Most common causes of trigger points are from child birth trauma, an injury sustained in a fall or accident, poor posture, or overexertion.
Key Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy
- The purpose of trigger point therapy is to eliminate pain and to re-educate the muscles into pain-free habits.
- Several treatments can reduce the swelling and stiffness of neuromuscular pain
- An increase in range of motion
- Relieves tension, increases blood circulation and flexibility where coordination is improved.