Definition of Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point therapy focuses on physical points of the body that cause pain and can be felt by touch. These trigger points can be subdivided into active and latent points. An active trigger point will hurt without being touched and when touched, it will send pain to another part of the body. A latent trigger point hurts when touched and it does not send pain signals to other parts of the body.
Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy
- Reduces stiffness which increases mobility
- Improves circulation which promotes better health
Who may benefit from Trigger Point Therapy
- Individuals who have sustained injuries
- Individuals with trigger point problems