"Trigger Point therapy is often used for the treatment of stubborn pain and injury to give long term relief. However,
the benefits of Trigger point goes beyond just pain relief. With results such as increased flexibility, improved circulation,
greater range of motion, reduced stiffness and muscle tension it is not difficult to see why is a popular choice. "
So, what are Trigger Points then?
Although trigger points can often be found in areas such as ligaments, tendons, skin and even scar tissue, trigger points are
actually small knots in muscles, also known as contraction knots and can be very tender or tense. These tender knots are often
the beginning for certain types of pain and ailments.
Two types of trigger points are classified, they are known as active trigger points and latent trigger points. Both these
types of trigger points respond to pressure in particular areas when trigger point therapy is applied to the point.
Active trigger points are the cause of muscle spasms and unexplained pain in muscles. This type of pain occurs even without
the need for pressure to be present. Latent trigger points are more commonly responsible for ailments such as stiff joints,
and restrictions with joint motion experienced with age.
Trigger point therapy is also used for many other ailments, especially useful for the following conditions: