trigger points pectoralis
Trigger points in the chest muscles are a major problem. Background is our modern way of life by long work at the computer and generally a movement dominance in front of the breast. The result is muscular imbalances and incorrect posture. Frequently the shoulder is pulled forward or the posture even collapses. The shoulder muscles become tense due to the permanent incorrect posture. In addition, the chest muscles are shortened, which cements this incorrect posture. As this malposition progresses, it becomes more and more extreme and unhealthy. In addition to constant pain and tension, permanent back problems can also occur. The overloading of the shoulder also causes trigger points in the shoulder sooner or later. In addition, a curved posture makes you look unattractive and less self-confident.
Treating tense chest muscles correctly
To address this problem, use the short, straight bars of the Trigger Point Massager. Use the massage head attached to the end of the stick to apply pressure to the chest muscles, looking for the painful trigger points. Usually the most stubborn tension or trigger point is located in the transition area between the shoulder and chest muscles just below the collarbone.
Press for 10-15 seconds as soon as you have found the trigger point to release the fascial knotting. You can optimally combine the trigger point massage of the chest muscles with opening stretching exercises for the chest. Whether you use symmetrical, asymmetrical or exercises with or without rotation is up to you.