Trigger point is a massage therapy that aims to activate the nervous system and muscles.
The nervous system is a highly complex network of cells that carry signals from the brain to the rest of the body. This system is responsible for telling our body when we are in pain. The purpose of trigger point therapy is to reset areas of muscle that are sending pain signals. First, a trigger area is pinpointed to work on. These are areas of pain often caused by injury or chronic strain. Then, through trigger point stimulation, blood is pushed into the muscle and waste is pushed out. The molecules moved out of the muscle signal to the nervous system that the area is now at rest. Thus, counteracting the pain response.
In this article, we’ll discuss this therapy’s benefits and effectiveness. As well as where you can find the best trigger point therapy in London.
What are the benefits?
Trigger point therapy can be used to:
- Speed up injury recovery
- Reduce pain
- Relieve muscle tension
- Increase range of motion and flexibility
- Improve posture
- Alleviate headaches
- Help with relaxation
- Been suffering from chronic pain
- Recently been injured
- Need help with muscular pain management
Then, trigger point therapy can be highly effective.
Effectiveness of Trigger Point Therapy
Let’s look at the evidence to understand why trigger point therapy in London and around the world has become so popular.
A 2021 study examined the treatment of a woman with chronic pain caused by the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a common degenerative condition that causes ligament inflammation between the heels and the toes. Its symptoms include chronic pain around the heel and arch of the foot. The woman was offered trigger point therapy for five weeks in the study. She had previously been prescribed conventional medicines to manage the pain but found no relief. At the beginning of the treatment, the woman was asked to rank her foot pain on a scale of one to ten. She reported her pain at a seven. After each therapy, she was asked the same thing. Both about her pain before and after the treatment. Each week, the woman’s pain gradually decreased. By week five, she reported feeling no pain either before or after. Moreover, she had gained increased functionality in her foot and motion.
How can I find the best trigger point therapy in London?
At Acubody, we use such examples as the motivation behind our treatment. We understand how debilitating pain is and want to help our patients relieve their suffering. Together with trigger point and other therapies, we work to restore your body and mind back to health.
If you’re interested in our work, you can view our list of treatments here.