Joined Elements Team: 12/2013
MSA Central Michigan University
B.S. Wilberforce University
Associates Columbus State Community College
Trigger point, Deep tissue; specializing in back issues.
PHILOSOPHY ON HEALING:
Do not follow routine
I helped a client to release a trigger point (knotted muscle) in a small muscle deep in his lower back using ice, compression and stretching. He had been receiving medical treatment for 6 weeks prior to seeing me and I was able to get it to release with one treatment. With continuing monthly massage he has stayed pain free.
The inside of the body is covered with soft tissue called fascia. This tissue covers every structure including organs, muscles, nerves and blood vessels. The fascia that covers your muscles is call myofascia. When the myofascia is stressed from overuse or trauma it can tear and adhere together. These adhesions are called "trigger points" and can prevent the muscles from working well. Trigger points lead to an increase in muscle stiffness and tenderness and a decrease in range-of-motion. In addition, the discomfort from trigger points can radiate from the adhesion. This is called referral pain.