Trigger points are small contraction knots in the muscles. They can also appear in areas such as tendons, ligaments, skin and scar tissue. Trigger points are very tender or tense, and often the starting point for certain types of pain.
There are two types of trigger points, active trigger points and latent trigger points.
Active trigger points can cause pain elsewhere in the body, as well as muscle spasm. The pain can occur even without pressure being applied. Latent trigger points respond to pressure in the particular area of the trigger point. Latent trigger points are considered to be one of the causes of stiff joints, and restrictions in the range of motion as we age.
Trigger Point Therapy could be the solution Trigger Point Therapy can be used in your massage treatment to give you long-term relief from stubborn pain and injury.
The benefits go beyond pain relief, they include:
- Increased flexibility
- Improved circulation
- Greater range of motion
- Reduced stiffness and muscle tension