What is a Trigger Point?
Trigger points are tight and tender congested muscle spots filled with toxins
and waste. They are hypersensitive parts of the muscle where there is decreased
circulation, increased muscle contraction and spasm, and increased nerve
sensitivity ranging from sharp pain to dull ache. Trigger points develop from:
a) overuse of a
c) trauma or accident
d) not stretching or
e) improper stretching before physical activity.
"Myo" means muscle. Trigger Point Myotherapy is a non-invasive therapeutic
treatment to relieve and control myofascial (muscular) pain and dysfunction
related to chronic and acute health conditions.
Trigger Point Therapy: Firm digital pressure causes
hypoxia and reactive hyperemia that clears the triggerpoint.
Reconditioning the muscle after the pain is reduced makes
latent triggerpoints less prone to reactivate.
Trigger Point Myotherapy is also effective in
increasing muscular strength and range of motion. It controls persistent muscle
spasms and tension often occurring after an accident, surgery and muscle abuse.