TRIGGER POINT MASSAGE
Fascia is a type of web-like connective tissue throughout the body affecting all components of the musculoskeletal, nervous, and visceral (organ) systems. It covers everything inside your body including your muscles, providing a flexible structural support.
For reasons ranging from chronic muscle tension to poor circulation to injury, fascia can become less flexible, restricting movement and creating pain and tension. Fascia can stick together in adhesions, and develop tender, sensitive areas called myofascial trigger points that refer pain to other areas of your body. The word myofascial means muscle tissue (myo) and the connective tissue in and around it (fascia).
Dr. Janet Travell, MD (1901-1997), an American medical doctor and the personal rheumatologist of US president John F. Kennedy, was the first to propose the term “myofascial trigger point” in 1942. A pioneer of trigger point research, Dr. Travell, defined a trigger point as “a hyperirratable spot, usually within a taut band of skeletal muscle or in the muscles fascia, that is painful on compression and that can give rise to characteristic referred pain, tenderness and autonomic phenomena.”
Therapeutic myofascial trigger point massage involves targeting areas of fascia and connective tissue, as well as addressing the deeper muscles of the body, using trigger point compression, myofascial release/soft tissue mobilization techniques & passive stretching.
Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have significant effects on range of motion and comfort level. The pain relief techniques in this massage are used to treat injuries and discomfort, alleviate muscle spasms, improve blood circulation, reduce pain, and increase range of motion. People with repetitive use strain, acute or chronic muscle tension and the associated pain are likely to benefit greatly from this type of treatment.
“A change in the shape of the body creates a change in the state of the soul.” ~ Aristotle
30 Minute Session - $50
60 Minute Session - $75
90 Minute Session - $100
meet the healers
NCMT, LMT, RYT
Amy is a nationally certified and licensed massage and bodywork therapist in TN. A graduate of the Natural Healing Arts School of Massage Therapy in 2004. She has additional certifications in Yoga-RYT200, Thai Massage, Reiki, Polarity Balancing, Healing Touch and Tibetan Bowl sound therapy. Amy is also a Metaphysical Practitioner through her studies in Metaphysical Science at the University of Sedona. She has worked in chiropractic offices, spas, gyms, corporate settings, retreats and yoga studios, etc... in CA, MS, AR, TN & India. Through 16 years of experience in Therapeutic massage and bodywork, she strives to assist clients in reaching their goals of pain relief & management, improving postural alignment, increased range of motion, and relaxation. She uses an intuitive and intentional approach that incorporates therapeutic deep tissue, myofascial release techniques & trigger point massage as well as elements of ART (active release technique), Swedish massage, facilitated stretching, Thai massage, shiatsu, and energy work...utilizing whatever is needed in the moment to aid in the body's natural healing process. She specializes in neck/shoulder and hip work and has successfully treated clients with fibromyalgia, rotator cuff injury, sports injuries, headaches, sciatica and stress related tension.