TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Hitting the nail on the head - so to speak.
The body is a matrix of intertwined muscles, joints, and tendons. Trigger Point Therapy taps into the body’s internal web of muscles and tissues to unlock common chronic and injury-related pains. Trigger Point Therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release; it's one of the best methods in achieving beneficial results and relief from the pain that trigger points bring.
How do these painful nodules work?
There are two types of trigger points, active and latent. All trigger points cause discomfort when pressed; however, active trigger points frequently refer pain to other areas of the body. This explains why the pain you are experiencing in your head may actually be coming from a trigger point in your shoulder, or the pain in your lower back may originate from the deep muscles in your hip. A latent trigger point does not cause spontaneous pain but may restrict movement or cause muscle weakness; you may become aware of pain originating from a latent trigger point only when pressure is applied directly over the point - typically what one refers to as a "knot".
Pressure is required but it should never be more than what you can comfortably breathe through. While it can be uncomfortable at times, it should never be intolerably painful. Many people have the misconception that clients who get Trigger Point Therapy need to endure high levels of pain and be sore for days following the massage for it to be beneficial. In reality, the purpose of Trigger Point Therapy is not to provide more pain, but rather to help reduce pain and heal injuries.
The correct technique with proper pressure is when you will notice the best results. Too much pressure can cause a spasm and create more of a problem, leaving you sore. It is important to understand that one session of too much pressure is less effective than several consistent sessions with correct pressure.