Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy

Jackie Lim

(Studio Director)

I can’t say enough about the therapists’ skills in releasing trigger points and alleviating pain. I had carpal tunnel syndrome and it worsened to the point that I could not even flip the newspaper pain-free. The therapy not only provided pain relief but also alleviated the constant tingling and numbness that I have been experiencing. PhysioActive made my life normal again and I can’t recommend then highly enough.

Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy

“Myo-“ means muscle and “fascial” refers to the fascia, connective tissue found throughout your body. In certain chronic diseases, like multiple sclerosis (MS) and fibromyalgia, muscle and connective tissues may tighten and form knots, usually at intersections of these tissues. These knots are referred to as trigger points and can be the cause of pain throughout the body in these patients. Trigger points can also form from old injuries where scar tissue has replaced normal, healthy tissue.

The Expert PhysioActive Approach

Myofascial trigger point therapy can help with pain caused by injury or chronic disease. It is a type of massage that releases the knots in the trigger points, relaxing the contracted tissue and helping reduce pain and flare-ups of chronic conditions.

The first step is identification of your unique trigger points. Your professional massage therapist will work with you to locate the centres of your pain and address those areas. Myofascial release is typically accomplished via fingertip pressure. Your therapist will gradually increase the pressure once the knot begins to loosen. Cold or heat may also be applied to assist in this process.

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