Using pressure to treat pain

Trigger point therapy

A few millimetres with a big impact

Trigger points are localised cramps in the muscle tissue, usually only a few millimetres in size. The tension pain caused by these irritation points can also radiate to other areas of the body, even some distance from the trigger point. Trigger point therapy involves localised, mechanical stimulation using pressure or stretching. 

Application areas:

  • muscle strain
  • injuries such as pulled muscles
  • tension caused by poor posture or draughts
  • tension caused by stress
  • shoulder pain or ‘frozen shoulder’
  • neck pain, stiff neck
  • headaches, migraines
  • epicondylitis (tennis arm, tennis elbow)
  • back pain
  • dizziness, blurred vision
  • torticollis (wry neck)
  • lower back pain (pseudoradicular symptoms)
  • tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • toothache, facial pain, weak grip, stiff fingers
  • calf cramps, buttock pain, lumbago, pseudo sciatica