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Trigger point therapy

PREVENTING AND MANAGING INJURIEs with Trigger point therapy

Trigger Point Therapy was developed in the 1940’s by an American physician and medical researcher Janet Travel. Trigger Point Therapy involves applying direct pressure to specific trigger points in the body to help relieve pain and tightness in the muscles. Trigger points are sore spots, tight, palpable bands or nodules within the muscle tissue. These can be as small as a pea or as large as a golf ball if left untreated (known as muscle knots).


Trigger Point Therapy has become one of our best services when it comes to preventing and managing injuries, and for rehabilitation purposes. For any Trigger Point Session with Push Your Limits Personal Training you can choose to come to use or alternatively we can come to you (Mobile Trigger Point Therapy). Trigger Point Therapy is non-invasive. This means there is no need for you to remove any items of clothing and will help you feel comfortable during the session. 

At the start of the session we will get you to inform us of the area(s) where you are experiencing pain or discomfort. We will then discuss the treatment options and how you may feel during and after the session before commencing. Trigger Point Therapy relies on clear communication between yourself and the therapist to ensure that all points are released correctly. Our therapist will apply direct pressure to one of 186 trigger points situated in the human body. You will be asked to give an initial pain rating and further pain ratings as the pain subsides. Clients often feel as though the pressure on a point is suddenly released, generally leaving no pain once the trigger point has been freed. In-fact, clients have described feeling ‘lighter’ the moment they hop off the table and begin walking around the room.


Some benefits of Trigger Point Therapy can include:


  • Improves blood circulation (up to ten times more beneficial than a relaxation massage)

  • Reduces muscle stiffness, soreness and tension 

  • Improves digestive system

  • Reduces headaches and migraines

  • Increases flexibility

  • Improves thought process

  • Helps you sleep better at night


What to expect after your Trigger Point Session?


We notify our clients that you should expect to feel a little tender for the first 24-48 hours. This is normal, given that we have applied direct pressure to these areas. Despite the increased tenderness, in most cases you will notice an instant release in your muscles. 


A Success Story


One of our clients had planned on running a series of Half Marathons across the year. She had constant pain in her foot and was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis by a Physiotherapist, whom informed her that she would have to wear strapping during each run and require more treatment. After discussion with our Trigger Point Therapist and just ten minutes working on various trigger point locations in her calf she noticed a significant improvement. With the help of Trigger Point Therapy she was able to complete all her Half Marathons without the strapping or the need for additional Physiotherapy treatment!





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