Trigger Point Thai
Philosophy of Practice
Through the yoga-like movement in Thai Massage, imbalances, inflexibilities and sticking points become clear. With a mix of Thai, trigger point release and deep tissue sports massage, I can help you improve flexibility, range of motion, circulation and work out those new or long-standing pain points.
Using the movement of Thai massage we can uncover many issues, even if they’ve been problematic for years, even if the exact cause of your pain is unknown. Thai massage is sometimes known as “yoga for lazy people”, but my people aren’t lazy. My people are elite runners, Boston Qualifiers, triathletes of all stripes, Kona qualifiers, Western States finishers, endurance mountain bike racers, and the list goes on. My clients are all trying to do more, coming back from an injury or adopting an active lifestyle. I use active and passive stretching to achieve results, all based on individual needs.
A trigger point is a “knot” – a muscle that is bound up won’t let go, most describe it a trigger point as a point that can be felt as a nodule or band in the muscle and a twitch response can be excited on stimulation of the trigger point, many time there is a referred pain away from the trigger point.
Working a trigger point with ischemic compression/ a lot of sustained pressure and manipulating the muscle, can open up or help release the point by bringing blood flow, Thai massage uses simple leverage, knees and feet so it is a great fit for Trigger point work. Muscle Energy Techniques include testing flexibility, the range of motion, and strength The Yoga like movement of Thai massage again works well with trigger point
Each athlete has individual needs, and therefore every routine is tailored to fit those needs. We work together to find the right mix of modalities and work that your body responds to. One clients experience is often different than the person who referred them into see me, depending on the current needs the client a session in June can be very different than a session in October.
Do I have to get undressed?
No, simply wear loose comfortable clothing.
Can you help me with my injury?
Mostly likely, the answer is yes. I’ve helped people with plantar faccitus, IT band syndrome, runner’s knee, hip pain, general knee pain, calf pain, lower back pain, and more. Thai massage gives me the tools to find out why you are having these problems, as they are often the result of imbalances and inflexibilities.
Is it like deep tissue massage?
My work is tailored to your specific needs; deep tissue and trigger point therapy are certainly part of my practice. The amount of challenging work we do is based around your needs and wants.
Should I work out afterwards?
Often therapists advise not to work out after a massage, but I usually say go for it.
I like deep pressure, is you work deep?
Most people say so.
Is your work relaxing?
Pain relief is relaxing. I do have clients that want to stay in the 2-3 of 10 pain and simply want to be taken through a gentle stretching and movement session
Will you work on my legs? Other massage therapist barely touch my legs.