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Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy is a form of massage that focuses on the muscular system. It uses deep, sustained pressure to target specific areas known as trigger points in order to relieve pain & restore mobility. It can be used to treat muscle tension, headaches, TMJ, back pain, shoulder pain, sciatica & other conditions caused by tight muscles or knots.

Trigger point therapy works by targeting trigger points — small knots or nodules of tightly contracted tissue located within the muscle fibers. These points can cause referred pain throughout the body when compressed or stimulated. By applying direct pressure with hands-on techniques including kneading, squeezing & prolonged holding of these tender spots for several seconds at a time, it helps ease tense muscles & release the pain. In addition, the therapist may use tools such as a foam roller or massage ball to help release the trigger points.

Trigger point therapy is considered a safe & effective alternative treatment that can provide relief from muscle pain without the need for medications or surgery. It has been found to be especially beneficial for those suffering from chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as fibromyalgia. Research also indicates that this type of massage can improve circulation, alleviate stress & reduce inflammation in the body.

Anyone considering trying Trigger Point Therapy should consult with their healthcare provider first to make sure it’s an appropriate option for them. This must be performed only by a qualified massage therapist who specializes in Trigger Point Therapy & understands how to perform the technique correctly.

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