Here is where I show you how to treat trigger points yourself.
First, let me explain some basics that you should watch out for.
Then, I will present you with an overview of most trigger points in the body and of course, I will show you how you can “work them out” with a self-massage.
This question can be answered with a yes.
The means of choice is a precise self-massage, that focuses on the trigger point.
Uncoordinated rubbing around on the muscle in question will not help.
If you want to treat a trigger point yourself it is of utmost importance that you find precisely the spot.
Since it is usually difficult to feel these points, just focus on the most painful point at the sensitive spot in the muscle.
Do not overdo it when treating yourself!
In order to get an optimal massage of your muscles and tense areas, think about getting an appropriate massage tool.
You can use your hands and elbows to massage many of your muscles with very good results.
Some areas of your body, however, are difficult to reach, and you might tense up during the massage—the exact opposite of what you want to achieve.
Trigger points can occur in almost any skeletal muscle of the body.
Below you will find a trigger point overview, presented according to the area of the body.
If you have any questions on how to treat trigger points I highly recommend to check out my free Trigger Point Online Video Course that I hold in cooperation with Dr. Jonathan Kuttner.