Jacksonville's Running Company

Trigger Point Performance Therapy

Jacksonville Running Company is now carrying the widely popular injury prevention brand, Trigger Point Performance Therapy.

“Trigger Point Technologies is a company based in Austin, Texas 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 massage products to consumers in the athletic, healthcare 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 products assist traditional massage to help manage aches and pains associated with the muscles that allow the body to move.


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.

During his research, Phillips worked heavily in trigger point therapy, which utilizes key areas of the body to release tension and create blood flow to the area. The therapy was working for him except that it was difficult to work on himself.

His solution was to find a material that mimicked the pressure and accuracy of a thumb. He needed a material with significant denseness that could change shape and manipulate the muscle. Through two years of intense research and development, Phillips created Trigger Point. The company is based on a patented material that changes shape after five to seven seconds, thus aiding in (massaging) penetrating the belly of the muscle safely and effectively when ample pressure is applied, much like traditional massage. Today Trigger Point features five products: TP Massage Ball, Footballer, Quadballer, Baller Block and The Grid.

The TP Massage Ball, Footballer, and Quadballer’s dense materials mirror the feeling the human hand and change shape after five to seven seconds of pressure.

Many people use devices filled with air like a tennis ball, which will collapse and thus fail to penetrate the belly of the muscle; or using a device made of a hard material such as plastic or wood, which will be traumatic to the muscle and cause more damage. Trigger Point’s tools, the TP Massage Ball,Footballer, Quadballer and The Grid are able to self massage safely and effectively.

Trigger Point Therapy-

Once the pressure is applied and the user takes a deep breath, the trigger point of the targeted muscle is forced to relax, and the spasm is relieved. When using Trigger Point’s Performance tools, three to five minutes of pressure within each muscle group is all that is needed. This method is recommended before and after workouts and races and prior to stretching. Athletes tend to overdo things. That’s what gets them into the painful situation in the first place. Moderation is the key.

These products are not just for athletes; Trigger Point recommends using the TP Massage Ball, Footballer, Quadballer and The Grid for anyone who wishes to bring self massage into their home to aid in the relieve or prevention aches and pains.This includes all active bodies and even office workers.

Muscles become fatigued when sitting in front of a computer or working around the house. To massage the muscles, Trigger Point suggests using their tools often. Any stress on muscles can causes damage. Stress can be from too much weight, like a laundry basket, or overworking the muscles without proper rest. The applications are the same.

The Baller Block aids in the effectiveness of the Footballer, while also acting as an aid to structural integrity while driving. Massage the body within the home and it will only enhance performance during training, racing and everyday life.

Trigger Point has recently added several new products. The Ultimate Six for Runners is a new laminated and spiral bound guidebook that provides general, detailed instruction for the use of our tools for self massage. This book is educational as well as instructional making it a must have for all runners. The new Stability PODS challenge balance and symmetry with their simple concave design. Trigger Point Technologies and Phillips are committed to providing the highest quality education and products.

Taken From www.tpmassageball.com


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