Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points in the quadratus lumborum muscle can cause pain in the hips and buttocks.

Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy is a non-invasive, hands-on treatment of acute and chronic pain and physical dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. I am able to release trigger points, muscle spasm and accumulated tension in the soft tissues of the body that cause the generalized pain and dysfunction that affects millions daily.  Successful treatment involves the evaluation of ongoing contributing and perpetuating factors such as lifestyle, nutritional deficiencies, stress and emotional difficulties, patterns of habitual holding in the body and bio-mechanical imbalances. Neuromuscular re-training is accomplished through a carefully designed stretch and movement home program, often utilizing elements of Yoga and Feldenkrais.

Myofascial release and trigger point therapy are often combined with craniosacral therapy and energy integration and alignment to eliminate pain and dysfunction and maximise the body’s innate healing capacity.

How are Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy Performed?

The ‘x’ marks the location of the trigger points, the red pattern is where pain is felt.

Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy can be performed fully clothed, although in certain body regions hands-on-skin may be preferred. You will lie comfortably on a treatment table. Treatment involves application of slow, sustained pressure, then passive stretching on muscles and fascial tissue that have been traumatized, injured and overused. I may ask you to take a particular position to facilitate the release of soft-tissue tension. Many times your body will automatically move into a new position of release on its own. This is called an unwinding. When the soft-tissue releases there is a noticeable softening and lengthening of the muscle, heat is emitted, and there may be a pulsing sensation. There may be a release of emotion at this time as well.

Many clients are pain-free after the first several sessions and many return to full functioning soon thereafter. Sessions usually last 50 to 60 minutes. The number of sessions needed is dependent on the nature of the dysfunction and compliance with modification to lifestyle and adherence to a home stretch/movement program.

The result?

Relief from acute and chronic pain associated with:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,
  • Frozen Shoulder,
  • Back and Neck Pain,
  • Headache,
  • TMJ Dysfunction,
  • Fibromyalgia,
  • Recent Surgery,
  • Whiplash,
  • Broken Bones and Soft Tissue Strains/Sprains

 

Caption: Trigger Points in the tight upper trapezius muscle can cause headaches.

Also effective in issues related to:

  • Ease of Movement and Improved Range of Motion
  • Enhanced Athletic Performance;
  • Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries

 

To book your appointment call 724-531-7219 or email me at holistictherapy36@yahoo.com

Author

  • Kimberly June

    Kimberly June, LCSW, LMT is a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, Medical Hypnotherapist, Craniosacral Therapist, Hellinger Family Constellation Facilitator, Integrative Body Worker, and Energy Healer in private practice in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.   Kimberly has trained extensively in the integration of different therapeutic modalities in order to facilitate healing and integration of the body, mind and spirit.   Kimberly is also a medical intuitive/empath which enhances her work with clients. Kimberly is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and a Licensed Massage Therapist.   She is also a Continuing Education Provider for both Clinical Social Work and Massage Therapy licensure in the state of Pennsylvania.   She has taught continuing education courses at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and through the Center for Holistic Therapy.   Kimberly is a student of Tibetan Buddhist meditation and teaches the “Awakening the Light Body” meditation curriculum; She is the first such teacher to offer the curriculum as both a pathway of personal transformation and a psychotherapeutic treatment model.   After 8 years of study with Don Oscar Miro-Quesada, Kamasqa Curandero, and Altomisayoq from the northern regions of Peru, Kimberly is now a sanctioned teacher in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of Cross-Cultural Shamanism. Kimberly is available to teach in-person shamanic apprenticeships around the world.   Kimberly has been featured in Mystic Mag magazine.  You can read the article HERE.   holistictherapy36@yahoo.com

    holistictherapy36@yahoo.com June Kimberly

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    thanks for information!!

    • jesse on November 12, 2014 at 5:57 am

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    thanks!!

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