Trigger Point Therapy
Firm digital pressure causes
hypoxia and reactive hyperemia that clears the triggerpoint. Reconditioning
the muscle after the pain is reduced makes latent triggerpoints less prone
Treatment Method I:
1. Treat superficial
trigger points first, applying 8-30 seconds or until the pain is gone as
the client permits. Notice changes in feel and pain intensity
( ask client for feedback regarding pain intensity).
2. Are there any referral
3. Flush the area with
deep effleurage, pettrisage or friction.
4. Return to same trigger
point and repeat treatment, 3-4 times removing as much of the pain as possible.
5. If the pain intensifies,
just hold for a few more seconds and go back later.
6. You can vary the
intensity of pressure gradually, moving with the point as it changes and
Technique: Treat as many trigger points as you can in the area
and related area and throughout the body.
Do not do this unless you know how to ground a client properly.
Watch for sweating palms or feet, feelings of nausea or dizziness.
This indicates sympathetic over stimulation. Emotional release may also
be triggered with such intense work. Pulling clients fingers and
toes should be done after such intense treatments, for grounding.
Hold clients wrist with one hand and grab little finger with the thumb
and forefinger, wrapping the hand around the little finger. Gently,
but firmly begin pulling the little finger and let go of their wrist and
continue pulling finger until you snap off the end. Grab the wrist
again as you complete the snap to hold the hand up (do not let the hand/arm
fall) Continue with ring finger, middle finger, index finger and
thumb. Repeat as necessary. Repeat with toes, pulling each
toe and releasing. The pull must come from your center and be pulled
from the clients center (abdominal area). Can you see the abdomen
move when you pull the fingers or toes?
Ice can be applied after
session or recommend client to ice at home.
Client must follow up with
high intake of water to flush the toxins and a detox bath consisting of
1 cup epsom salt, 1 cup sea salt and 1 cup baking soda.( or walk in the
ocean or other body of salt water). This will eliminate detox symptoms
such as headaches and fatigue.
Also following up with movement
re-education exercises will integrate the changes into the nervous system.