Trigger Point therapy is a manual technique used to treat trigger points. Therapists apply pressure on sensitive spots in soft tissue in order to reduce pain and tensional imbalances in the body. What we often refer to as a “muscle knot,” is known as a myofascial trigger point. Trigger Point Therapy releases these focal points of tension to restore balanced tone to the tissues.
What Makes FreeBody Trigger Point Therapy Unique
It is trauma informed. We work at the level of comfort of the client to lower their stress using breathing techniques. Every session is adapted to the individual and based on their history and their specific needs at the time of the session. Clients are empowered to guide the pressure and can always ask for more or less pressure.
The techniques are very specific. Muscles hold their tension in nearly the same places from person to person. Our Trigger Point therapists understand the body’s tensional patterns and seek out the places where the muscles typically hold their tension. From there, our staff will explore the surrounding tissues to see where your muscles might also be holding tension. This specificity provides an opportunity for both pain reduction and transformation in the body.
It is deeply relaxing. Soothing techniques are always used throughout the session. In addition to softening the body’s tissues, we work to calm the nervous system and restore balance to the body on a neurological systemic level. Since our therapists address the specific points where your body is holding tension, AND work WITH your nervous system, this therapy can truly be incredibly relaxing.
3 Sessions to Freedom
This is the program you want if you have a specific issue of chronic pain that you wish to address.
The first session requires 2 hours as the evaluation, explanation, and instruction takes some time. Our staff will use trigger point release techniques on the muscles that are creating your discomfort, including the muscles on the opposite side of where your pain is, as those are often where the tension begins. We will train you on how to use the therapy balls that come with your session and make sure you understand how to release those points at home.
The second and third sessions take 1.5 hours as we evaluate your progress, check what you’ve been doing, and make sure you’re feeling comfortable with your home practice. Our staff will work with you on the table for a large portion of these sessions, following how the tensional pattern has shifted and making adjustments to your home program as needed.
As our schedule fills quite rapidly and in advance, it is recommended that you go ahead and schedule all 3 sessions at the time of your booking. You can book the second session a week or two after the first, and the third session a week or two after the second. We want to get all 3 sessions completed within 5 weeks. As the tissue unwinds and releases, the whole body begins to shift and change and we address older patterns of tension as they arise.
For you to truly heal and feel good again in your body, your home practice is necessary and it is actually quite simple and feels really great. You’ll learn how to release your trigger points and stretch your fascia yourself so you can progress rapidly with just a little commitment each day. Then when we work together in another session, we are continuing this work together and you don’t lose ground in between sessions. As a matter of fact, you get closer to pain free every single day!
Following is a list of symptoms that we have helped our clients to heal:
- Tension headaches
- Chronic neck pain
- Restless leg syndrome
- False sciatica
- Low back pain
- Upper and mid-back pain
- Knee buckling, pain when going up or down stairs or hills
- Pain in the hips which prevents you from sleeping when you lie on that side
- Pain in the shoulder
- Heel pain
- Foot pain
- Weakness in a muscle which has also lost range of motion
- Groin pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Numbing down the arms
- Numbing in the hands
- Sacro-iliac joint issues and pain
- Injuries from dance and sports
- Post-surgical recovery of knees, shoulders, and hips, and more.
In these 3 sessions, our goal is to assist you as we work together to create significant change in your body. You may be completely out of your pain after those 3 sessions, coupled with your practice at home, as that often happens. Sometimes the patterns are deep and there are perpetuating factors that will necessitate one or more sessions after we complete the initial 3, which is entirely up to you. You may feel solid enough in your home care practice to move on by yourself and clear the last little bit up yourself. If after 3 sessions our work together has not significantly changed how you feel for the better, then it probably is not what you need at this time on your healing journey.
Give us 3 sessions and let’s see what magic we can do!