If you don’t already use it, you have likely heard about trigger point therapy.
Many manual therapists use trigger point therapy as a key strategy in their treatment protocols. Essentially, the technique manipulates certain ‘trigger points’ to reduce pain and muscle tension.
What are ‘trigger points’?
You have likely heard of acupuncture, but what about acupressure?
In Asia, acupressure has been used for thousands of years. It uses a similar concept to acupuncture, minus the needles.
Acupressure uses finger pressure to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. But, how does it work?
Visceral manipulation is a manual therapy technique where the therapist uses their hands to gently release fascial restrictions in the abdominal area. In turn, it promotes proper functioning of the internal organs.
This technique can expand your practice and help you treat your patients better.
But, how does it help decrease pain?