What is a trigger point?
Trigger points are tight, tender contracted muscle fibers, which emit pain. Applying sustained pressure with the Trigger Point Massager to a trigger point causes the pain-spasm cycle to be interrupted. When the pressure is released, you will feel the muscle let go as fresh oxygenated blood rushes in to cleanse the tissue releasing the muscle contraction.
How do I use the Trigger Point Massager?
- Find an area where your body holds tension.
- Hold the massager by the handles or the frame so that the therapy knob touches the affected area.
- Press the therapy knob into the problem area using a comfortable amount of pressure.
- Hold for 10 to 30 seconds, then release.
- Repeat this motion until you feel muscles tension start to release.
TIP: Push away from your body with your lower or outside hand while guiding the therapy knob with the upper or inside hand. This leveraging technique creates self-directed pressure to the targeted muscle. You can also use the Trigger Point Massager to apply healing pressure to many other parts of the body such as your legs, arms, feet, chest and hips.
How much pressure should I apply?
Pressure preferences vary from one person to another; deep and intense, or gentle and relaxing. However, only apply as much pressure as you feel comfortable with. More pressure is not necessarily better.
Is there a recovery process involved?
Restoring health to dysfunctional muscles is a step-by-step process. The first step entails releasing muscle tightness and hyper contraction using a back massager or neck massager. After you release the muscle, you should then stretch and hydrate it so that is can regain its natural strength, elasticity and pliability. For long-term muscle health and strength, exercise and stretching are crucial. Finally, it is important to correct the improper body mechanics and/or poor.