What is a Trigger Point?
Trigger points are described as hyperirritable spots in the muscle. Also referred to as ‘knots’ and are extremely painful when pressed on. They have a special property called referred pain. Referred pain means that a trigger point in one muscle can create pain in another area. For example a trigger point in the shoulder may cause referral pain in the neck.
What Causes a Trigger Point?
They’re often caused by stressed or injured muscles. Trigger points are small areas of tightly contracted muscle, which can be caused by intense exercise and can be made worse by physical activity or even stress. They are extremely common!
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
It’s a form of massage therapy which is designed to ease the source of muscle pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. It applies direct pressure onto specific points of muscle tissue to reduce muscle tension.
An alternative treatment is to inject a numbing agent or steroid into the trigger point as this can also help relieve the pain. Sometimes just the act of inserting a needle into the trigger point can break up muscle tension, this is called dry needling.
How the Pulseroll Massage Gun uses Trigger Point Therapy
The massage gun delivers strong pulses and vibrations into the muscle tissue promoting better circulation, relaxing the muscles and easing pain and soreness. You can use it to target specific muscle groups and smaller areas that are particularly causing you pain. Using percussion therapy to repair the muscle fibre, the Pulseroll Massage Gun provides rapid bursts of pressure in fast concentrated pulses deep into the muscle tissue, focusing on trigger points. The 6 different attachment heads and 4 speed settings mean you are bound to find something that suits your needs.
Pulseroll Massage Gun:
- RRP £199.99 (UK based)
- 4 speed settings
- 6 attachments
- Average battery life 3 hours