The inside of the body is covered with a soft tissue called fascia. It covers veins, aterys, organs, muscles and nerves. We call the fascia around your muscles 'Myofascia'. When the myofascia is stressed from overuse or trauma it can tear and then stick hard and fast together. These adhesions are called "Trigger Points" and can prevent the muscles from working well.
The term Trigger points was coined by Dr. Janet Travell in 1942. She wanted to discribe the painful lumps or nodules that were felt within a tight band of muscles. A trigger point can can makes its host muscle shorter, fatter and less efficient. This can often lead to preassue on blood vessels & nerves - triggering refeared pain to other parts of the body.
Trigger Point Therapy is aimed at deactivating these painful knots.
Located all over the body, Trigger Point Therapy can help:
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
Lower back pain
Referred pain can be sharp, a dull ache, tingling, pins & needles, hot or cold. It can also create synptoms such as nausea, ear ache, blurred vision, or put you off balance. Trigger point massage is a great way of mapping out and treating surface muscle, connective tissue as well as the deeper layers. Different to pressure points, they are often outside of the meridian range.
One of Dr. Janet Travell's most famous patients found releaf after life time of pain and illness. She helped JFK achieve and sustain his career through his constant therapy with her. Natural and simple, she found ways to unlock the pain codes within his muscular system. After he became president, he appointed her as his personal physician at the White House. The first women to hold that post, and she continued to develop the science behind trigger points untill her death in 1997, aged 95.