Variable Therapeutic Compression Technique
This is a good technique for patients and muscles that are hyper-sensitive from Fibromyalgia or just too sensitive to treat with continuous therapeutic pressure.
- First follow steps 1-5 as outlined in "Steps in Basic FENIX Therapeutic
Pressure Application" in the Basic FENIX
- When you get to step 6, instead of applying sustained or constant pressure
to the TP, vary the treatment as follows:
- Apply pressure sufficient to produce referral symptoms.
- Continue at that level of pressure for six seconds, and then release the pressure for three seconds by slightly rolling or easing off the TP.
- Next, roll or ease back onto The trigger pointwith minutely stronger pressure for a count of six seconds.
- Again, slightly roll or ease off The trigger pointfor three seconds.
- This alternating technique is repeated until the local and/or referral pain diminishes, or until a maximum of two minutes has elapsed.
- To properly deactivate the TP, it is vital to stretch the muscle that con-
tains it after compression. Check with the stretching section of this guide for
specific stretching instructions.
- Finish the treatment of The trigger pointby following the instructions in the Basic FENIX Treatment, steps 9-12, and always stretch after treatment.