Trigger Point Massage Therapy
Therapy uses sustained deep pressure at
tender knotted points which are called
trigger points. Many times these points
are connected to other areas on the body
rather than where there there is pain.
These are known as referral points.
Properly applied sustained pressure on
the trigger points often results in a
"release" which makes the patient feel
Janet Travell, MD was an
early researcher of pain and dysfunction
in her patients. She found that many of
the complaints of patients that sought
her help could get relieve with
sustained pressure on various muscles in
the body. She and Dr. Simmons wrote
textbooks for treatment of myofascial
complaints. " Myofascial Pain and
Dysfunction The Trigger Point Manual"
Upper Extremities and Lower Extremities
have been well read and practiced by our