- What's a trigger point?
- What are the causes of trigger points?
- How does trigger point therapy help?
- What problems does she help with?
- Duration, costs and booking
What's a trigger point?
The trigger point is a small muscle spasm that is often felt like a knot or small ball and that reacts painfully to pressure.
When a muscle tightens, it strengthens up to the fibre level. Normally a muscle loosens and relaxes completely. If the muscle cramps instead, however, the smallest muscle fiber areas, the so-called sarcomeres, remain hard.
This creates a trigger point. This tension does not only have a local effect, but the pain also manifests itself in distant areas of the body. For example, pain may be caused by pain points in the abdominal muscles.
What are the causes of trigger points?
- One-sided posture
- Care posture
Trigger points occur primarily when the muscles are acutely or chronically overloaded. This can happen if you repeatedly perform the same movements or adopt the same postures at work or at home. For example, if you have to sit, stand or walk around on a hard surface all at once.
Ungünstig is always affected by any form of lack of exercise. The nervous system and musculature need regular exercise to stay healthy and adaptable.
Micro tensions are also caused by acute overloading of the body. For example, when lifting heavy objects in an unusual way, or when making a sudden unusual movement in the context of an accident. Injuries to bones, tissues and/or joints also lead to postures of protection and, as a result, to overloading of healthy body parts. As a result, the cramps become stronger and stronger, leading to prolonged tension which prevents the muscles from being supplied with sufficient oxygen and nutrients.
Another cause of painful selective tension is one-sided postures. In general, any form of overloading of the muscle fibres can lead to precisely those locally limited hard tension nodes with their fatal long-distance effects.
The undersupply of nutrients and oxygen and the poor removal of metabolic products make the trigger point increasingly sensitive and painful. It is important to break this cycle.
How does trigger point therapy help?
- Devolution of metabolites
- local strongly improved blood circulation up to 500%
When treating pain, the therapist looks for the most pain-sensitive area in the loaded muscle. This is often the place where the nerve enters the muscle. The therapist puts strong pressure on the so-called trigger point and hits or circles the affected area with his fingers. Thus the masseur stimulates the metabolism.
In the ideal case, the muscle is completely supplied with blood again after the treatment and can relax. The better this succeeds, the more the pain in the affected area is reduced. A concluding massage of the entire body part deepens the relaxation. Finally, it must be mentioned that trigger point therapy is often painful. It brings relief without side effects.
What problems does she help with?
- headaches, migraine
- shoulder pain
- neck pain
- Rück pain
- knee pain
- Whiplash trauma
- breast pain (narrow vein)
- Golf bow or tennis elbow
- witch shot
- achilles tendon pain
- tendon insertions
- Tinnitus, ringing in the ears, fall from the horn
- various chronic conditions
- digestive complaints
For almost all complaints, the treatment can have a healing or at least supportive and pain-relieving effect. Pücke pain, for example, is often not caused by vertebral problems. In the vast majority of cases, they are the result of incorrect posture and overload. The musculature contains one or more trigger points, so that larger areas tense up and become noticeable as pain.
Joint pain, tennis elbow and golf elbow also have their origin in protective postures and/or overstraining. The body is no longer moved ergonomically. Joints and arms are incorrectly loaded and react with pain.
A tense shoulder musculature affects the head area. Arms and hands are also affected.
Dizziness, jaw and headaches can also originate from tense muscles. Especially a lot of stress of all kinds causes muscle tension in the whole body.
All these pains, postural problems and overloads can be effectively treated with trigger point therapy. The relaxed muscles can be stretched again and moved normally. A healthy posture is again possible. The treatment thus helps to avoid pain in the long term.
Duration, costs and booking
The treatment lasts between 30 and 90 minutes. It is common for this form of therapy to be combined with other techniques in order to relax the body holistically.
Prices vary depending on the duration of the massage:
90 min / 195 CHF
75 min / 162 CHF
60 min / 135 CHF
45 min / 110 CHF
30 min / 85 CHF
You can also book the treatment online directly here on the website.