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Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy

Myofascial discomfort accounts for an estimated 85% of visits to doctors for pain. When the diagnosis is myofascial pain, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy is the most effective and efficient means of getting relief.

Using primarily gentle compression and stretch, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy is a non-invasive approach that treats the tender spots in the muscle or soft tissue - the trigger points – that cause muscle pain, limited range of movement, numbness, weakness, and fatigue. By making careful assessments of causes of pain, we are able to treat pain at it's source, not just where it is felt, as well as determine what other factors, if any, need to be eliminated in order to prevent pain from returning.

Most patients experience relief from pain during the first treatment. For some others several treatments are needed before their pain starts to diminish. A simple home-program of limbering movements retrains the muscles, gives you a powerful pain management tool and feels good too, so you can soon get your life back on track!

Massage

When you want to feel limber, rested, and good all over, treat yourself to a massage from a therapist with over 18 years of experience and 650 hours of training specifically in release of trigger points - the physiological cause of pain and muscle tension. Using primarily the compression-and-passive-stretch technique of myofascial trigger point therapy partnered with elements of neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release, trigger point massage can help increase muscle strength and agility, boost energy, and at the same time leave you feeling deeply relaxed.

"You cannot strengthen a muscle that has a trigger point, because the muscle is already physiologically contracted. Too many physical therapists see a weakened muscle and immediately attempt to strengthen it without testing for the presence of trigger points. Attempts at strengthening a muscle with trigger points will only cause the trigger points to worsen..."

- Devin Starlanyl, MD author of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Survivor's Manual
Performance Enhancement & Restoration

Musicians, athletes - and anyone who wants to optimize their muscle condition - can use Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy to help attain the results they want. Even when pain is not present, latent trigger points can keep muscles functioning well below their potential. By using Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy and correct passive stretch techniques, flexibility is restored. Existing strength is maximized and allowed to increase. A tune up for you muscles will boost your performance and make you feel great!

Stretch Classes

Group classes and workshops are customized to the needs of your staff, team, office, or social group based on your activities and workplace ergonomics. This is a great way to warm people up at the beginning of a conference or retreat, or re-energize them later in the day. The stretches you learn will enhance performance, help prevent on-the-job injury and lessen time lost from work. Terrific for seniors groups as well! Individual instruction also available.

Get the Spa Treatment: Facelift Massage

Did you know your face is mostly muscle? Tension resulting from both mental and physical daily stress, working and playing under bright light, tensing your jaw or spending hours in front of a screen can result in a tired, pinched, or worried look that adds years to your appearance and can even make you feel tired! Using Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy manual techniques I can help you relax your entire face and head in 30 minutes. You will feel rejuvenated and actually look younger. Add an additional 30 minutes and get some relaxing manual therapy for your neck and shoulder muscles too!

Trigger Points - Front

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Trigger Points - Rear

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