Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point myotherapy is a noninvasive therapeutic modality for the relief and control of myofascial pain and dysfunction. Muscles that are chronically stressed or tense can create small “knots” or areas of tenderness called “trigger points.” These knots are sections of muscle fiber that are locked in a contracted position, which constricts the entire muscle and blocks the supply of fresh blood and the elimination of waste. This irritates the surrounding nerves and causes pain and tenderness. Trigger Point Therapy focuses on these tender areas with sustained, focused pressure, to soften the muscle, restore normal circulation and flush the waste out. Like a good stretch, it is often painful (ideally 6-8 on a pain scale of 1-10), but this brief moment of pain can provide long lasting pain relief.