Manual hands on technique using deeper focused pressure to break up knots in muscles.
The term “trigger point” was coined in 1942 by Dr. Janet Travell to describe a patch or smaller area of tightly contracted muscle fibers, that resided within a muscle. It is described essentially as an isolated region of spasm affecting just a small patch of a muscle. The trigger point is an area of injury that in many cases does not self resolve which highlights it role in chronic pain.
These knotted areas affect muscle function and play a role in affecting normal body and spine joint function. By addressing both joint function and mechanics with the adjustment and working on muscle flexibility and function with deep tissue trigger point work we often find the fastest combination to stop the stiffness, soreness, ache and pain associated by imbalance.