Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Points are hyperirritable spots located in skeletal muscle that manifest as nodules or “knots” in the taut muscle fibers. These small contraction knots form when muscles are chronically tight, due to stress, injury, postural misalignment, holding patterns, or trauma. When active, trigger points can be extremely painful and can refer pain to other areas of the body outside of where the trigger point is located.
Trigger Point Therapy is an effective means of helping the taut muscle band let go and release the contraction knot it is holding. When compressed, trigger points can elicit pain and/or spasming in the area being compressed as well as in other seemingly non-related parts of the body. Direct pressure to the trigger point allows the nodule to release and the muscle fibers to lengthen and realign properly, restoring elasticity and mobility to the muscle fibers and drastically decreasing feelings of pain and tension.