Trigger point therapy involves applying pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction. Trigger points cause the muscle to gradually become tighter and shorten, which can limit function and motion in addition to causing weakness and pain. Trigger points may also send pain to other parts of the body.
Trigger point therapy is used to eliminate pain, reduce muscle spasms and relax hyperactive muscles. This helps to promote faster healing, relieve tension, increase range of motion, and improve circulation, flexibility and coordination. Blows to the body, broken bones, whiplash, surgeries, immobilization, nutritional imbalances, disease, birth and deliveries, repetitive motions and chronic overuse can create trigger points in the muscle.
Trigger point therapy is highly effective in reducing muscle spasms and relaxing hyperactive muscles which, in turn, restores normal range of motion and promotes faster healing.