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Massage Can Ease Sciatic Pain

posted by Custom Craftworks on August 18, 2020

Curated from the article Massage Therapy for Sciatic Nerve Pain written by Dr. Anthony Odney, D.C. and published in Massage Today on March 3, 2020. 

Sciatic pain occurs when there is pain along the sciatic nerve, which extends from your lower back, through your hips and buttocks, and down each leg. Sciatica generally affects only one side of the body and can range in severity from mild to severe. This painful condition can result in sudden and sharp pain, soreness, numbness and/or tingling, and some people may struggle with walking or standing due to the pain.

Niel Asher Education- Trigger Points Explained

posted by Simeon Niel Asher on July 18, 2016

Pivotal Health Solutions, (PHS) a leading provider for the health and wellness industry, has been named Master Distributor of Niel Asher Education (NAT®) throughout the United States. PHS has been working closely as Master Distributor with The Pressure Positive Company since 2010. Now these three companies will join forces to provide the most advanced, trigger point manual therapy education series and self care trigger point tools worldwide. 

Self-Care of Trigger Points and Referral Patterns

posted by Custom Craftworks on April 26, 2016

Self-care for massage therapists is essential, for our health, happiness and career longevity. If we don’t have time to book a massage, self-care is the best way to ensure healthy, pain-free, strong muscles and fascial systems—and even a small amount of self-care can help keep our muscles in great shape.

Trigger Point Therapy for Tennis Elbow

posted by Simeon Niel Asher on January 15, 2016

Lateral Epicondylopathy, or Tennis Elbow as it is commonly known, is the term used to describe a painful condition of the outside elbow. This pain usually occurs as a result of overuse of the tendons in your elbow, from repetitive motions of the arm and wrist.

Where's the Science in Trigger Point Therapy?

posted by Renee Gladieux Principe, LMT, NCTMB on April 22, 2015


We all know how great a massage can be, but why do our bodies like them so much? Patients are asking these kinds of questions and it’s up to us as massage therapists to provide the answers.

Pinpointing Pain: Massage and Trigger Points

posted by Custom Craftworks on April 17, 2015

Trigger points are a common cause of chronic pain--and could be a major reason why your clients are coming to see you. Understanding what trigger points are and knowing how to apply specific techniques--whether through compression with the hands or using soft tissue tools--can effectively release tight muscles, relieve pain and help you grow your practice. Christian Bond digs into how massage can help relieve trigger points in this recent article from the American Massage Therapy Association

Trigger Point Self-Help for Head, Neck, & Jaw Pain

posted by Gail Falzon, RN on August 23, 2014

nat_logo.pngDid you know muscle dysfunction accounts for 85 percent of all pain syndromes? This includes head, face, neck and jaw pain… even migraine headaches. 

According to The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the most common form of TMJ jaw disorders is myofascial pain, caused by trigger point(s). A trigger point (TrP) is an irritable spot in skeletal muscle that is locked or compressed into a deep and painful spasm. They can be characterized as contraction knots, tight bands and/or tenderness in the muscle that creates a self-perpetuating cycle of pain and spasm.