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What are Trigger Points?
Trigger points are HOW our muscles hold tension. Trigger points cause pain and nerve symptoms in the body. Our staff is trained to locate and release these points for the greatest benefit in releasing pain and dysfunction. Our lead therapist, Cat Matlock, also teaches people how to release these points on themselves for ongoing self-care.
Hello, I’m Cat.
Cat Matlock has been a licensed massage therapist and bodyworker since 1993, dedicating her practice to the understanding and relieving of the tensional systems which create chronic pain in our bodies. Cat is a trigger point therapy specialist, providing trigger point therapy and training in the Asheville, North Carolina area.
Cat has given me relief from years of chronic headaches that no other traditional or alternative practitioner (and I had tried them all!) has been able to provide.
Cat is, hands down, my choice bodyworker in Asheville. Her strategy for chronic pain relief is grounded, smart, and very effective.
Cat’s skill and attention to detail in massage technique and knowledge of the body is far superior to any other massage therapist I’ve experienced.
Latest Blog Posts
3 Ways to Get Rid of Trigger Points There are three basic ways for relieving trigger points in the tissues; manual trigger point therapy, dry needling, and self myofascial release. 1. Manual Trigger Point Therapy What is Manual Trigger Point Therapy? Manual Trigger...
In my last post, I described what trigger points actually are and how we get them. You can find that post here. In this post, we’re going to explore what symptoms of trigger points feel like. How do I know that I have trigger points? The fact is, all of us have some...
A trigger point is a focal point of tension in a muscle. This means that a part of your muscle is stuck in contraction and it is not able to release or relax. We don't fully understand why this happens. All we do know is that it DOES happen and it can be what’s behind...