TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Commonly referred to as a ‘knot’, a trigger point is a small patch of tightly contracted muscle, an isolated cramp that chokes off it’s own blood supply which can cause local and referred pain. Trigger points are often the source of tension headaches as well as nagging pain in the hips and shoulders. Sustained pressure on these specific points followed by flushing and movement helps to increase blood flow to the area and breakdown scar tissue that has formed. The underlying cause of the trigger point is important to consider. A holistic approach is beneficial when aiming to alleviate activated trigger points. Addressing postural imbalances and repetitive strain movements may be included in an effective treatment plan.