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  • Trigger Point Therapy

    WHAT IT IS: Trigger Point Therapy is the application of pressure on very specific, highly sensitive points which cause referred pain to other specific parts of the body. Based on the discoveries of Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons, myofascial trigger point therapy is used to relieve muscular pain and dysfunction through applied pressure to trigger points which refer pain. 

    PURPOSE: The goal of Trigger Point Therapy is recovery from or a significant reduction in myofascial pain, which in turn offers improvment with range of motion, strength, and function. 

    BENEFITS: Success may be measured by the level of pain reduction, less restriction in movement, and greater functionality in everyday life. 

    APPROACH: The client can arrive wearing loose, comfortable clothing, as the area being worked will need to be accessed and often the therapy requires work in areas other than the place of pain. For this reason, the client can also disrobe to a level comfortable to him/her and lay on the massage table between sheets.

    PRESSURE AND PACE: Pressure on Trigger Points is firm, and sustained for approximately 20 seconds, and sometimes longer. At times it can become uncomfortable but at no time should the pressure or experience be painful. If pain is felt, the client must inform Monica. Monica usually combines Trigger Point Therapy with Myofascial Release, and often incorporates movement to effect the greatest amount of change in the tissue.

    OIL: Typically, no lubricant is used for Trigger Point Therapy, as any glide when holding points defeats the purpose. However, Monica often uses a very small amount of Cryoderm's Myofascial Cream when combining Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy. 

    DURATION: Most of Monica's manual therapy treatments combine many different modalities to have what she can offer as the best outcome she knows how to facilitate. This is especially true with the combined efforts of Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy. That is to say that a client can request one particular manual therapy modality to be used, which Monica can and will do, but Monica finds a combination is, in general, more effective. Manual Therapy treatments are 30, 60, or 80 minutes long. The 60 minute is the most common for a more complete treatment; 30 minutes can be enough to address a specific area, and 80 minutes is the most thorough. 

    FREQUENCY: Trigger Points and the Myofascia can be very stubborn and frequent treatments within a short time can have the most effect on the tissues being "re-educated." Monica recommends 3 treatments within 3 weeks or less. Usually within that time the client either notices a shift, or not. At that point they can make a more educated decision with how to proceed given how their bodies have responded. Some people combine Manual Therapy treatments with other professional therapies such as physical therapy or chiropractic. 

  • MANUAL THERAPY (Advanced Treatment) 30 Minutes 60 Minutes 80 Minutes
    Myofascial Release $40 $80 $100
    Trigger Point Therapy $40 $80 $100
    Ortho/Sports Massage $40 $80 $100
  • COMBO TREATMENT 30 Minutes 60 Minutes 80 Minutes
    Combined Basic and Manual Therapy Treatment $40 $75-$80 $95-$100
  • Client Appreciation!

    For every 10 full-price treatments of any kind received by an individual within 12 months, the 11th will be free! 

  • Advanced Therapy Package Deal!

    Purchase 3 60-Minute Advanced Therapy Treatments to be used within 4 weeks for $225. Save $15!

    (Packages are non-transferable and do not apply to Client Appreciation.)