Finally Pain Free: Trigger Point Therapy

After dealing with some chronic low back pain for nearly a month, I was fed up. I am supposed to be a health and wellness pro? Yet I was struggling like an average joe with what I thought to be a permanent injury.


So I dived into the literature and studied methods of recovery for odd twinges and discomfort. As I read, I kept seeing the words “trigger point”. The deeper meaning of Trigger Point is “Myofascial”. Combined using Greek word, myelos, meaning muscle. And the Latin word, fascia, meaning bandage or band.


Ok Tim, so kudos to the usage of big words, but what does Trigger Point mean to me? 


A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.


If I call you for a consultation, what is the experience like?


Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the recipient (you) actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. We work together as a team to eliminate your pain.


Why should I seek a professional? 


The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries. One of the advantages of Trigger Point Therapy when compared to other massage therapies that are used to manage and treat pain is that it identifies and works very specific points of the body…specifically, those locations where the pain occurs to provide the best method of treatment for the pain.


How did you get certified or licensed to do this? 


The same method I used for my personal training, I used for my Trigger Point as well. I believe in quality over quantity. And in that belief I searched for the best school to attend for what I needed accomplish. I found a certification through my long time supporter IDEA. A company who’s sole existence is to help health and wellness professionals expand their mind and business by continued education. It was in there that I found the Trigger Point brand.


Post Trigger Point Treatment


Once the trigger point has been effectively treated or removed, no matter how many visits it has taken, it is important for the guest to remain hydrated. The breaking down of the trigger point takes all of the toxins that have built up in these areas and releases them into the blood stream. Without proper hydration, it is likely that the toxins will make the guest sick. Drinking plenty of water and other healthy beverages allows for the toxins to wash out of the blood stream in a short period of time, allowing the guest to continue their lives both toxin and trigger point free. Additionally, many therapists will recommend that you take an Epsom salt bath to assist with removing toxins and muscle soreness.


Wow, so how do we sign up?


Right here, just email me at and submit any questions you have as far as pricing, schedule and additional info. Space and availability are limited those local to or accessible to Orange County, CA. All sessions will be hosted at my home gym, NXTLVL Sport & Fitness.




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