Trigger Point Massage (TRI)
This Trigger-Point Technique 1-day course is for those Massage and/or Aromatherapists who wish to update their knowledge.
Training in Trigger-Point Techniques enables Students to broaden their range of skills and to develop an increased awareness of issues of health and disease (physical and mental), in relation to the application of Therapeutic Massage.
A trigger-point is an area of local facilitation that can be housed in any soft tissue structure, most usually muscle and/or fascia. Palpation from the skin and sometimes with pressure is required to localise these. The Therapist locates and deactivates ‘trigger-points’, which are often tender areas where muscles have been damaged, or have acquired a recurring spasm or ‘kink’ that worsens painfully when aggravated. Treatment brings relief of pain, including referred pain, alleviation of cramping and muscles in spasm.
For Bodywork Therapists
Please note that this Course is also one of the days of our five-day Advanced Massage Techniques Qualification Course (AMT). Once all five days have been completed we will award you with a Certificate of Qualification.
This Course is also available as distance-learning.
Studies commence at 9.00 a.m. and finish at 5.30
This is a mainly practical Course. We cover essential theory in the morning and Students then have plenty of time to learn both how to assess for trigger-points and how to treat them.
Topics addressed include:
- Trigger Points - how to find them
- Palpatory Assessment
- Trigger Point Massage
- Stretching Exercises for Trigger-point Pain
- Trigger Points for Fibromyalgia
- Cautions & Contra-indications
- Chinese Self Massage
Many Associations accept our Courses for CPD including the IFPA (6 Category A Points).
Course Certificates are awarded to participants.
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