The body consists of intertwined muscles, tendons, and joints. Everyone has trigger points, but an area may have experienced overuse, injury, trauma or stress. When trigger points are activated, they can cause pain, irritation, lack of motion, or tension.
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For example: a trigger point in the back can produce referral pain in the neck. The neck acts as a satellite trigger point that may cause pain in the head. Activated trigger points result in different kinds of pain, and people who are experiencing such may not be able to point out the exact location of the pain.
Depending on where the pain is, the therapist will have the guest lie down comfortably, where other trigger points are not aggravated. The therapist will then assess where the trigger point is located. Then, the therapist will do different finger techniques to break down the knots. This method can be uncomfortable for the guest at first, and it may take several visits before the point is deactivated.
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Regular trigger point therapy helps with the management of pain and stress from chronic injuries. Once the trigger point is treated or deactivated, it is important for guests to keep hydrated. Trigger points may have toxin build ups, which could be released onto the blood stream. Drinking water and other healthy beverages will allow patients to be toxin and trigger point free.