Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a technique we use to help treat causes of chronic pain involving the muscles and nerves. Whether you are experiencing pain due to a sports injury, automobile accident, or health condition, trigger point therapy may benefit you.
Your therapist will apply direct pressure on a “knot” of a muscle spasm caused by chronic pain from overuse or injuries. Pressure is usually applied with the fingers, knuckles, or elbow. Trigger points can refer to other areas of your body. This technique should only cause a minor level of discomfort. You should always communicate with your therapist about your comfort and any referral sensations you feel during a session. For example, applying pressure to the trapezius may refer to the back of your neck.
Cupping therapy may be used with trigger point work in order to assist the muscle to release the spasm. Trigger point therapy is more result-oriented and therapeutic than relaxing. It can be a great alternative to pain relieving drugs.
Helps with: Low back pain, joint pain, migraines, headache, sciatica, tinnitus, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, rotator cuff injuries, etc.