You may be asking what is Trigger Point Therapy (TPT) and how can it help me work wonders. What if many of your aches, health issues, and pains came as a result of accidents, falls, injuries, and poor posture that resulted in scared or tight fascia, muscles, and tendons? If you are willing to make a few changes and try Trigger Point Therapy you may be able to prevent many of your issues from getting worse and being the weak links that can sabotage you from enjoying a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Many people have old injuries and issues that did not heal well or did not receive proper physical therapy afterward so the body is still dealing with the scar tissue and tightness that developed as protection from further injury. These crazy coronavirus conditions might be the perfect time to find a silver lining and learn some simple steps to boost your fitness, prevent injuries and reduce pains.
This blog will provide some helpful information on how to minimize your risk for further injuries and maybe even restore some flexibility, movement, and strength to areas of past injuries or issues. As mentioned in last week’s blog (What Weak Links Will…Wreck Your Life?) the majority of people have a weak link area of their body that was injured and still bothers or hinders them because of “injury memory” after it did not fully recover. There are many past accidents, falls, and injuries that seemed to heal but never healed fully, and the fascia, joint, muscle, or tendons can actually be a weak link and limit our activities, exercise, and freedom today without us realizing or remembering it.
This blog is dedicated to sharing how Trigger Point Therapy works and ways to enhance your road to recovery, repair, and restoration for a quality life free from limitations blocking your overall health and well-being.
“Adopting healthy habits like Trigger Point Therapy (TPT) can help you recover and restore the healthy lifestyle you enjoyed before the accident, fall, or injury that has caused pain and a limited range of motion.” —Michael Morningstar
To be happy, healthy, and in harmony our body and brain must remain active, energized, flexible, resilient, and vibrant. Trigger point therapy can help you turn back the clock and restore blood circulation, energy flow, and reduce pain signals. My experience with Trigger Point Therapy has been amazing so my goal is to educate, empower and excite you to give it a try for 21 days and see how much benefit and improvement you feel.
Trigger Point Therapy Benefits
Inflammation can be a chronic problem long term or protective in the short term. Short-term inflammation issues can benefit from Trigger Point Therapy to stimulate blood circulation and natural healing. It can be as simple as using your fingertips, massage stick or thumbs to press on acupressure points to reduce inflammation, pain, and swelling. Acupressure points, hands-on healing, and Trigger Point Therapy on pressure points are excellent ways to stop pain signals and start the normal healing process.
Chronic inflammation is a sign of bigger issues and while it can benefit from Trigger Point Therapy it is a bigger call to action to find the original root cause and stop it from getting worse. Chronic inflammation is often the result of a lifestyle choice or decision that starts a chain reaction that leads to harmful consequences.
When pain happens many people turn to over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription pain relief that often has some unhealthy consequences and side effects. Trigger point therapy can help boost endorphins, increase blood circulation, and reduce pain so you are not relying on drugs.
Sleep quality and quantity are vital for health and longevity. Trigger point therapy before bed can help create a calm and relaxed state to help with healthy deep sleep.
Trigger point therapy can help reduce stress and restore your emotional, mental and physical health. Stress has been found to be one of our greatest health hazards and using Trigger Point Therapy allows you to reduce stress any time and anywhere with a few basic techniques.
Trigger point therapy is a great way to activate and stimulate our muscles, nerves, and tendons for a busy and productive day. Whether you use a foam roller, lacrosse ball, tennis ball, or wooden roller you can activate various muscle groups, tendons, or trigger points for healing and health.
Simple suggestions include: roll golf balls with your feet while sitting , place a tennis ball behind your back or hips or under your hamstrings while sitting, and put a tennis ball in a sock and place between your back and a wall and do squats to move the ball up and down the back and spine. Using a tennis ball on long plane or road trips is a great trigger point therapy method to reduce discomfort while traveling.
Healthy Habit – Trigger Point Therapy
Find a variety of objects to use for your Trigger Point Therapy. Some easy items are golf, lacrosse, racquetball, or tennis ball. Other choices are various foam rollers or wooden rollers. Bamboo sticks and wooden dowels can also be used to do Trigger Point Therapy on yourself or do it on some else. A LiBa back and neck massage tool is a creatively designed device that helps you do TPT in hard-to-reach places like your back, neck, and shoulders.
You must be the hero or heroine of your own healing and health and own total responsibility for your health, recovery, and well-being. TPT has been found to help maintain better alignment, balance. dexterity, energy, flexibility, muscles, posture, range of motion, strength, and tone which are all very important to our active lifestyle and quality of life.
- Being happy and healthy can help us enjoy a better quality of life. Being pain-free is a vital aspect of our health and longevity. TPT can reduce the pain that keeps us from being active and energetic
- Exercise and fitness are essential activities for our health and well-being. TPT can help make exercise easier and more enjoyable.
- Inflammation is a significant problem for many people and TPT can help reduce the inflammation and pain that is restricting many lifestyles.
- Recreation and rest are both big factors that contribute to our quality of life. TPT is an easy habit to benefit our health and longevity.
- Sedentary lifestyles are leading to pain, poor posture, and tight muscles that can start a chain reaction of health issues. Stop sitting so much and start trying TPT breaks to help restore circulation and energy flow.
- Sleep is an essential part of the process to repair, restore and revitalize our body and brain. TPT can help with the quality and quantity of our sleep.
- Stress is a major issue and can contribute to disease and health issues. TPT can help maintain your calm and mindfulness to reduce stress. It can even help to get rid of headaches naturally.
- Trauma is typically from a life experience that caused pain and suffering. TPT can help release the emotional and physical link in different areas of our body.
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