Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the applying of pressure to hypersensitive spots in the muscle or fascia ( a knot) in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. The referral pattern may include pain, an ache, tingling, numbness, itching or other sensations. Conditions that will benefit from trigger point therapy include: chronic headaches neck, jaw and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back pain, sporting injuries, occupational injuries, reduced range of motion and/or weakness.
Trigger points can be active or latent
Active Trigger Points - Refer a pattern that the person recognizes
Latent Trigger Points - Refer a pattern which is not familiar or perhaps one the client reports he/she used to have in the past but has not experienced recently.
- Increase blood flow
- Reduce or eliminate pain
- Increase flexibility
- Help restore range of motion