A Trigger Point is an area of elevated neurological activity located in fascia and the bellies of muscles that may refer pain in a localized or peripheral manner. Trigger Points occur when a muscle is in constant contraction from how you hold yourself. Generally, stiff holding patterns occur in the shoulders due to daily stress. These holding patterns go undetected to our conscious state because they are so slight that the contraction is on the fibril level of the entire muscle.
If one fiber begins fatiguing, it will spasm and if it is wrapped around a nerve, the effect is wretched. When a trigger point is active, it can cause a substantial increase in a client’s myofascial pain locally or, in what seems to be a totally unrelated area of the body. Many people get shooting pains down either arm or up the neck. Also, this may produce numbing in the fingers, migraines, or even simply, a sharp, annoying pain in any specific area that prevents movement. If left untreated, a Trigger Point can prevent muscles from fully healing and ultimately have adverse long-term effects on other systems.
This pressure therapy will be combined with teaching of body awareness and Trager therapy, an oscillation treatment designed to rid the body of holding patterns. This is treatable. Trigger points can last years without treatment. Typically 5-6 treatments will rid you of the full onslaught of pain, but this too depends on how long you have had the condition.
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"Kendra finds each point on your body that is in pain and works on it until it feels much better. Kendra’s skills are like an oasis in the desert. Her massage is not only relaxing, but it is nourishing and energizing." ~ Chris C., Redondo Beach
"Every point Eli touched, I knew that she knew intuitively what was going on there and she worked it thoroughly and effectively. Not only was she fantastic at what she does, she went above and beyond! With my pain, I had been unable to reach for certain things in my home or even retrieve my mail due to my arm and shoulder pain and she helped me get those things as well.
Sparrow is extremely intuitively skilled and versed in bodywork. She has studied a wide variety of modalities including Circulatory, Shiatsu, Trigger Point, Sports, Reflexology, Reiki, Craniosacral and Myofascial Deep Tissue.
Jen has been a licensed bodyworker since for almost 10 years. She has over 900 hours of training and specializes in Myofascial Deep Tissue, Circulatory, Shiatsu, Trigger Point, Sports, Prenatal and Hot Stone massage.
Ed has studied almost every massage modality including Myofascial Deep Tissue, Sports, Shiatsu, Chinese Tui Na, Trigger Point, Hot Stone, Thai, Reflexology, Circulatory, CranioSacral, Reiki and Prenatal.