Muscular Therapy

What is it?

Trigger point therapy is a manual press and release technique that involves the application of slowly increasing, non-painful pressure over a trigger point until a barrier of tissue resistance is encountered.

Contact is then maintained until the tissue barrier releases and pressure is increased to reach a new barrier to eliminate the trigger point tension and tenderness.

After your treatment it is very common to feel some treatment pain - this is a healing response which usually takes 24-72hrs to recover from depending on how tight, acute or chronic the muscle pain is.



This type of therapy focuses on the Myo-fascial trigger points and joints. It is an effective preventative treatment dealing with the health of muscle and connective tissue, range of movement, tone, symmetry, rebalance of muscle providing a joint neutral position.

  • Improve breathing mechanics
  • Correcting postural positions
  • Improve mobility
  • Aid in exercise performance
  • Improving quality of sleep
  • Preventing unnecessary surgery


What Activates a Trigger Point?

Each muscle has potential trigger points which can become activated by muscle overuse, inflammation, trauma, poor posture and nerve pain. These trigger points can cause pain over the muscle affected or refer pain and thus be felt in another area of the body. Other trigger points are only felt when the muscle is directly palpated by the therapist

How Can Trigger Point Therapy Help You?

Trigger points are an important issue. Aches and pains are an extremely common medical complaint, and trigger points seem to be a factor in many of them. They are a key factor in headaches (including possibly migraine and cluster headaches, neck pain, lower back pain, and more. What makes trigger points clinically important — and fascinating — is their triple threat. They can:

  1. Cause pain problems
  2. Complicate pain problems,
  3. Mimic other pain problems

Can Trigger Point Therapy Be Used in Combination with Modern Medicine?

Yes, Trigger Point Therapy does not interfere with existing drug therapy. People seeking physiotherapy, massage and other modalities often combine their treatments with Trigger Point Therapy for greater recovery time and better mobility. In particular, Trigger Point Therapy is useful when other forms of traditional western treatments have failed to fully eliminate your pain. In our experience, Trigger Point Therapy is very useful in the relief of:

  • Muscle Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Sciatica