Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points are tight, hyperirritable spots that cause pain locally or in other parts of the body. For instance, a trigger point in the shoulder, may cause referral pain in the neck or head. Acute trauma or a repetitive use injury, may lead to the development of stress on muscle fibers and the formation of trigger points. This is where Trigger Point Therapy can be beneficial.

Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy

A woman is getting trigger point therapy.

This kind of therapy uses strong direct pressure on specific points of dysfunctional and painful muscles to relieve pain and impairment. The therapist will hold a trigger point until the pain sensation begins to decrease. The recipient is asked to breathe deeply and identify the intensity of the discomfort. The goal of this therapy is to release the tight trigger point areas within the muscles to relieve pain.


Why is trigger point therapy important?

Why is trigger point therapy important?

It helps relieve tight, hyperirritable spots that can cause pain both locally or in other parts of the body. These tight spots – called trigger points – are often caused by repetitive use or acute trauma. With repeated therapy the patient begins to experience increased circulation, relieved pain of dysfunctional muscles and released tension in trigger point areas.