April 02, 2021
Have you heard of Trigger Point Therapy?
Trigger Point Therapy is a myofascial release treatment in which you apply pressure to a tight muscle and hold the pressure until the muscle relaxes. There are a variety of different ways that you can perform this type of therapy but most common forms include massage, dry needling, massage guns, foam rollers, and lacrosse balls.
Fascia is a type of connective tissue that surrounds all of our organs, blood vessels, bones, nerves, and muscles. Basically it is our internal structure. As a response to trauma or stress, this fascia can tighten up. Trauma and stress include but not limited to overuse, exercise, injury, and emotional stress in our daily lives. We hold tension and stress in our bodies in different areas. Common areas include our neck, shoulders, hips, jaw, hands, and feet and thus, when we release the tension in these areas, we can improve our quality of life.
As this fascia tightens up, it can lead to poor muscular biomechanics, poor posture and altered alignment, and decreased strength, endurance, and coordination. Benefits of trigger point therapy include:
Now, how and where can I get Trigger Point Therapy done? Good news, you can do it yourself in the comfort of your own home! Yes you read that correctly and here is how:
Simple as that! A helpful tip is to work along the whole muscle where you feel tightness and knots. Most importantly, BREATHE. Keep the oxygen flowing to the muscles and relax into it.
Happy releasing and if you haven't yet, try out this technique with our Massage Gun!
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