Trigger points (commonly known as knots) are hyper-contracted points of muscle that are extremely sensitive, leading to local pain, decreased length and dysfunction of a muscle. Pain can also refer to other areas (e.g: neck trigger points giving headaches).
These areas are the symptoms of stress on the body and treating them are a key part in rehabilitating injuries and poor posture.
Trigger point therapy releases these taught bands of muscle by applying a sustained direct pressure until the muscle relaxes and fresh blood can remove the local inflammation.
Deep tissue massage involves firm pressure and a slow stroke to reach the deeper muscles. This can help with general soreness.
Myofascia is a complex connective tissue that encases all muscles and joints. Fascia is heavily involved in posture and the quality of movement of your body.
When injury or lack of moving occurs (e.g: sitting at a desk all day), fascia can become 'stuck'. With MFR, a sustained pressure at just the right depth encourages the fascia to release.
Dry Needling uses similar needles to acupuncture, however it is a completely different technique.
The needle is inserted directly into trigger points to help relieve pain. Usually utilised in cases of acute or extreme pain as well as tendinitis, shoulder impingements and headaches.
Cupping uses a suction to lift the top layers of fascia creating a localised stretch and an increase in blood flow to the area.
Great for areas of thicker fascia such as the mid to lower back and outer thigh.
Exercise is the most important factor in long term health of our bodies. Specific exercises target areas of weakness to improve movement and strength.
These may be needed to rehabilitate from injury, increase performance for a chosen sport/activity or to reduce the occurrence of pain and tension.