Trigger point therapy is a massage technique directed towards trigger points in the body. There are two types – active and passive. The former causes pain only in the part that is pressed, while the latter leads to pain in other areas of the body as well. These are extremely sensitive spots and feel like tight bands or knots in the soft tissue underneath the skin. The touch therapy removes these trigger points with several massage techniques that help to enhance muscular flexibility and alleviate pain, soreness and stiffness.
Pressure is applied with the fingers, knuckles, or elbows for about 10 seconds on the muscle knots. The pressure is released, and reapplied for half a minute using a pumping motion. During the treatment, your muscles slowly stretch and lengthen, thereby reducing tension and improving mobility.