What is TriggerPoint
Trigger Point Technologies, LLC, 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.
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 his thumbs were getting
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 to the muscle.
Through two years of intense research and development, Phillips
created Trigger Point Technologies, LLC. The
company is based on a patent-pending material that changes shape
after five to seven seconds, thus penetrating the belly of the
muscle safely and effectively when ample pressure is applied.
Today Trigger Point Technologies, LLC, features
four trigger point therapeutic products: TP Massage
Ball™, TP Massage FootBaller™, Baller Block, and the
all new QuadBaller.
The TP Massage Ball™, TP Massage FootBaller,
and TP Massage QuadBaller’s dense materials mirror
the feeling imparted by an actual thumb and change shape after
five to seven seconds of pressure. Rather than using a device
filled with air like a tennis ball, which will collapse and thus
fail to penetrate the nucleus 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, the TP
Massage Ball™, TP Massage FootBaller™, and TP Massage
QuadBaller are able to penetrate the belly of the muscle
safely and effectively. 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. It is only necessary
to use each device in each targeted muscle group for about three
to five minutes. This treatment 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
products are not just for athletes; Phillips recommends using the
TP Massage Ball™, TP Massage FootBaller™, and
TP Massage QuadBaller for walkers and office workers.
Muscles become fatigued when sitting in front of a computer or
working around the house. To energize muscles, Phillips suggests
using his products often. Any stress on muscles cause damage.
Stress can be from too much weight, like a laundry basket, or
overworking the muscles without proper rest. The applications are
The Baller Block aids in the effectiveness
of the TP Massage FootBaller™, while also
achieving structural integrity. Treat biomechanics while not
training and it will only enhance performance during training,
racing and living life.