Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy is used as a pain-relief technique to alleviate muscle spasms and cramping.

The therapist locates and de-activates "trigger points" which are often tender areas where muscles have been damaged or acquired a re-occurring spasm that worsens painfully when aggravated.

The main aims are to reduce spasm and inducing new blood flow into the affected area.

Spasms physically reduce blood flow to the trigger point area (ischaemia), which reduces oxygen supplies to the tissues and thus increases the spasm.

Trigger points and referral areas will be identified. Pressure is applied to the trigger points for a short time that can be momentarily painful but is greatly relieving.

Trigger Point Therapy is an important skill and recommended technique to include in your massage repertoire. Incorporating trigger point work as part of a massage session is invaluable as it adds to the depth and quality of the healing to the treatment.

Enjoy an eye-opening and awareness day where you will experience the release of your tense spots as well as perform a Trigger Point Massage.

Pre-requisites: Swedish Body Massage and Anatomy & Physiology.

Please dress appropriately for a massage session.

Recommended complementary modalities: Advanced Massage, Stone Massage, Lomi Lomi, Aromatherapy, Seated Chair Massage, Sports Massage, Indian Head, Crystal Massage, Bamboo Massage, Reflexology, Thai Foot Massage, Cupping, Moxibustion and Oriental Tui Na