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Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy uses compression, stretch, and hydrotherapy to release active, tightened, or referred trigger points that create pain in muscle tissue. The area of pain could extend from or be some distance from the active trigger point or points.


Dr. Janet Travell, the founder of Trigger Point Therapy, was a physician who started to explore unusual pain-referring points when she used self- massage to treat a shoulder injury. She eventually created a theory relating to referred pain and the treatment of musculoskeletal pain through the identification, analysis, and treatment of trigger points.


Trigger Point Therapy practitioners treat the client by releasing tightened tissue at the trigger point. Trigger Point Therapy incorporates acupressure and fascial techniques sensitive to tightened tissue into treatments.

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Trigger Point Therapy can help address certain pain syndromes and address sensitivity associated with tightened tissues.


A level of training that includes every competency component needed to safely and appropriately apply the treatment.


An additional treatment that first requires the practitioners to be trained in an appropriate related discipline.