Trigger Point Therapy is a style of massage therapy that aims to release or loosen any trigger points, or knots, that exist in your body. These trigger points can cause intense pain, aching pain, stiffness, restriction of movement and reduce circulation. They develop from postural fatigue or muscular overload.
Trigger Point Therapy involves using several of the following techniques in combination:
- Cupping Therapy
- Pressure Point Therapy
- Dry Needling
- Stretch Therapy
- Heat Therapy
At Advantage Healthcare and Physiotherapy, your Physiotherapist will also show you how to work at releasing your trigger points at home. This is a very important part of your treatment as trigger points have a habit of returning if you keep doing what is causing them to flare up.