Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy, similar to Myofascial Release, is a bodywork technique that involves applying pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve myofascial pain and dysfunction. By definition, Trigger Points are small, hyperirritable "knots" or nodules that develop in a skeletal muscle when it is injured or overworked. They are most often found in the taut or weak muscle fibers. These localized areas of muscle and connective tissue are highly sensitive to pain when compressed. Pressure on these points may elicit local not only tenderness, but also referred pain to other parts of the body or even a local twitch response.

The purpose of trigger point therapy is to release the tension in that part of the muscle, eliminate pain and to re-educate the muscle into pain-free habits. After several treatments, the swelling and stiffness of neuromuscular pain is reduced, range of motion is increased, tension is relieved, and circulation, flexibility and coordination are improved.

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