Hot packs, warm moist towels, heating pads, water bottles and infrared lamps are often used to help raise the temperature of soft tissue directly below the surface of the skin.
Cryotherapy is a term that describes the application of ice, cold towels, ice massage and compresses to reduce the temperature of tissues directly on or below the surface of the skin.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point is an area of uncontrolled muscle tightness causing tenderness which interferes with normal muscle function. This restricts normal range of motion, weakens the muscle, and may refer pain to other parts of the body. The muscle is compressed with sustained pressure to relax it.
Tiny amount of electrical impulses are induced into the tissues in the vicinity of the injury. Where these waves intersect below the surface of the skin, low-frequency stimulation is created. This prompts the body to secrete endorphins and other natural pain killers to help relieve pain.
Small amounts of electrical current are induced into the tissues for the purpose of reducing swelling. This widely used technique safely strengthens muscles and helps reduce painful symptoms.
Sound vibration, as fast as a million times per second, penetrate the tissues deep in the body, creating a heat response. These vibration and heat help break down and disperse unhealthy calcuim and other hard tissue accumulations.
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