What are Trigger Points?

Trigger points can develop in any muscle in the body and can last as long as life if left untreated. The pain created by trigger points is an enormous cause of disability and time off work. They can accumulate over a lifetime and appear to be the main cause of joint...

Muscle compression of nerves and blood vessels

Muscles which are tightened with trigger points can sometimes squeeze on surrounding nerves or blood vessels. If a nerve is squeezed, it can result in a numbness or pins and needles sensation in the area which is served by that nerve. This is very common in the arms...

Referred Pain

Muscular pain is often felt some way away from  it’s origin. This is known as referred pain, and is usually occurring in predictable patterns in everyone. It often occurs in or near a joint, where the pain sensibly causes a person to modify the activity which...

Knee Pain

The vast majority of pain felt in the knees is referred pain from the muscles above the knee. In particular the Quadriceps muscle group, on the front of your thighs, which are the largest, heaviest and most powerful muscles in the body. Trigger points in these muscles...

Sports injuries

A deep tissue massage with appropriate hot and cold therapies can really help a sports injury to recover. When an injury first happens and the area with acute pain appears red and inflamed, apply a pack of ice for no more than 20 minutes at a time, to reduce the...