Trigger Point

Trigger Point Therapy involves the compression of trigger points, causing the muscle fibres and nervous system to relax.

Trigger points are small areas of abnormally contracted muscle tissue leading to muscle tightness, dysfunction and pain.

Trigger points may be treated by qualified massage practitioners using deep pressure, ischemic compressions, myofascial dry needling, vibration, 'spray-and-stretch' techniques and other stretching techniques that cause muscles to relax. Practitioners may use elbows or various tools to direct pressure directly upon the trigger point.