Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is one of the most effective treatments available for pain! Pain Patterns can often
be difficult to reverse but often more times than none, Trigger Point Therapy is one of the most useful treatments in breaking the pain cycle!! But how do you get the most out of your treatment?
Top 10 tips to get the most from your Trigger Point Therapy.
- Ensure that once the trigger point has been released that you “retrain” it to stay in this relaxed state. Daily stretching will help ensure that the muscles remain in this state as long as possible. Consider Pilates or yoga as alternative stretching techniques.
- Relax and just allow your body to find its balance naturally
- SLOW DOWN your working pace – Stand up and stretch as much as you can!! Ensure that your work station is set up to provide you with the most optimal working environment and that you are not straining your body in ways that you don’t need to.
- Drink plenty of water. HYDRATION is the key. Our body needs hydration to function correctly
and so do our muscles. Not only does it help in recovery but H2O will actually help assist in removing any toxins and hormones that may be trapped in the tight muscle, before they have a chance to enter the body’s blood stream.
- Keep your body as warm as possible – Especially in the winter months our body and muscles feel the cold. Heat packs are a great way to not only provide quick relief but can also help maximise any stretching that you may have done. Apply the heat pack to the trigger point and feel the tension melt away.
- Epsom salt bath – Treat your body to the healing properties of Epsom salts. Not only will they aid in relaxation they will also assist in drawing out unwanted toxins in the body. Run a warm bath and sit back and relax and let the salt do its job.
- Magnesium – Not only will magnesium help support the relaxation phase of the muscles, it also allows the body to create more insulin like substances which are the main contributor to the growth and strength of your muscles. Talk to your health care professional about tips and tricks to add extra magnesium to your diet!
- When was the last time that you really looked at where and how you sleep? – Many of
us do not understand the importance of a good mattress and what a difference it can make to our muscle’s well being. If you have had the same mattress for over 10 years, chances are you need a new one and your old one could be doing more damage than good to your back, neck and muscles. Sleep is one of the most important things that we can do to help our body assist in recovery so make sure that what your sleeping on is exactly what not only your body needs but what it deserves.
- With all things body related diet and overall nutrition is the key to ensuring our bodies and there engines can form at their peak. It is imperative in recovery that we are nourishing our bodies to their maximum potential. Clean whole foods, and minimal refined sugars or processed substances will only aid your body in its recovery process ensuring that you can get the most benefit from your Trigger Point Treatment
- Respect your muscles and your body. Making yourself feel good physically is one of the ultimate ways to respect yourself. Treat your body as you would the body of someone you love dearly. Healthy food, exercise, low stress, and of course regular massages.