The Ultimate 6 Kit is the essential set of Trigger Point Performance deep tissue massage tools to help maintain a healthy body and active lifestyle. The Ultimate 6 kit includes 2 TP Massage Balls, the TP FootBaller and Baller Block, the TP2 Ball Sleeve, the TP QuadBaller and the Ultimate 6 for Runners (Vol. 2) Guidebook. The patented material is designed to mirror the feeling of a professional massage, which allows your body to relax as you apply appropriate compression to relieve tension and stress. The unique advantage of the TPPT tools is in creating enough stimulation to release muscle tension rather than create more inflammation from an overly aggressive approach.
The Ultimate 6 for Runners (Vol. 2) Guidebook is a 25 page step-by-step instructional booklet featuring therapeutic techniques targeting six key areas of the body that influence biomechanics the most. By performing these six manipulations on a regular basis, runners of any level can create a platform for optimal performance and injury prevention. Although these methods were developed to help runners, this progressive approach to self-massage can be applied to anyone with any type of fitness background or activity level. The U6 Kit and U6 Guidebook are the perfect combination of premium massage tools and application to help counteract most common muscular aches and pains.
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What are Trigger Points?
TRIGGER POINTS ARE TINY KNOTS THAT DEVELOP IN A MUSCLE WHEN IT IS INJURED OR OVERWORKED. COMMONLY A CAUSE OF MOST JOINT PAIN, THEY ARE KNOWN TO CAUSE HEADACHES, NECK AND JAW PAIN, LOW BACK PAIN, TENNIS ELBOW, AND CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME.
Based on the discoveries of Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons in which they found the causal relationship between chronic pain and its source, myofascial trigger point therapy is used to relieve muscular pain and dysfunction through applied pressure to trigger points of referred pain and through stretching exercises. These points are defined as localized areas in which the muscle and connective tissue are highly sensitive to pain when compressed. Pressure on these points can send referred pain to other specific parts of the body.
Trigger Point Therapy can relieve muscular aches and pains in association with these areas. It can also assist with the redevelopment of muscles and/or restore motion to joints. Trigger Point Performance products are specifically designed to support the massage associated with Trigger Point Therapy. Trigger points are described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Trigger point researchers believe that palpable nodules are small contraction knots and a common cause of pain. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or local twitch response. The local twitch response is not the same as a muscle spasm. This is because a muscle spasm refers to the entire muscle entirely contracting whereas the local twitch response also refers to the entire muscle but only involves a small twitch, no contraction.
These trigger point charts show specific areas that have been identified as trigger points and typical trigger point referral patterns. By strengthening, toning, and massaging these areas, flexibility and strength that has been lost can potentially be regained.
THERE ARE SIX MAJOR AREAS OF THE BODY THAT WE FEEL ARE KEY PLAYERS IN THE HUMAN BIOMECHANICAL CHAIN. WE CALL THIS "ULTIMATE 6" AND WE BUILD UPON THIS FOUNDATION BY TARGETING THESE SPECIFIC AREAS RESULTING IN EVEN GREATER EFFICIENCY OF MOVEMENT.
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The trigger point model states that unexplained pain frequently radiates from these points of local tenderness to broader areas, sometimes distant from the trigger point itself. Practitioners claim to have identified reliable referred pain patterns, allowing practitioners to associate pain in one location with trigger points elsewhere. Many chiropractors and massage therapists find the model useful in practice, but the medical community at large has not embraced trigger point therapy. Although trigger points do appear to be an observable phenomenon with defined properties, there is a lack of a consistent methodology for diagnosing trigger points and a dearth of theory explaining how trigger points arise and why they produce specific referred pain patterns.
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About Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Technologies is a company that has established itself as a life enhancing brand, concentrating on empowering people with its revolutionary methodologies and patented products that mirror the feeling of a human hand.
It has successfully become one of the leaders in personal performance care by marketing its in-home therapy technology to consumers in the athletic, health care and personal wellness markets. It is a multi-channel company that provides a broad selection of information, media, products and services to customers that value personal development, wellness, positive lifestyles and enlightening media. It offers its customers the ability to make purchasing decisions based on these values while providing quality offerings at a price comparable to mainstream alternatives.
Trigger Point Performance Therapy is a remedy and treatment for common ailments such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, IT band pain, general knee pain, foot pain, lower back pain and more.
How Trigger Point got started?
Trigger Point started as a research project for Cassidy Phillips, who suffers from fibromyalgia. Phillips needed to find a solution for the continuous pain throughout his body. The well-trained athlete spent years researching his condition and refused to settle with doctor’s recommendations of never training again.
Cassidy Phillips (Founder & Owner)
Starting in 2001 Cassidy Phillips’ body began breaking down. He was dealing daily with chronic pain; just getting out of bed each day took a huge amount of effort. Phillips’ desire to be an athlete, however, was still there. He researched everything he could to help his deteriorating body respond in a positive way.