The body is a matrix of intertwined muscles, joints and tendons. Trigger point therapy taps into the body's internal web of muscles and tissues to unlock common chronic and injury-related pains caused by tension and stress.
Everybody has trigger points, but whether they're activated or not can depend on if an area has undergone trauma, stress, overuse or injury. When activated, trigger points can cause widespread pain, tension, irritation and even lack of motion. Applying a moderate to deep pressure to these areas can create a dull, aching feeling to different areas of the body, which is most commonly known as referral pain. This referral pain actually lets therapists know that they are on a trigger point so they can directly address the area and concern.