Not A Fan Of Knots? Try Trigger Point Massage Therapy

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Massage Revolution - Trigger Point Massage TherapyWhile people often say they have a knot in their muscle, the muscle fibers are not actually twisted and looped together. These knots are often trigger points, or tiny spasms in your muscles. Some people only have a few, while others have dozens. Some may be inactive, but when they become active, the pain can make it hard to think about anything else. Trigger point therapy can help release those knots and relieve your pain.

While active trigger points definitely make themselves known, they can be tricky little gremlins. You may feel pain at the site of the trigger point, or you might feel it elsewhere. The pain can be scattered almost like buckshot, and the path the pain follows can be unexpected and complicated. Trigger points in low back muscles can cause pain in the hips, thighs, or even in your stomach, while trigger points in neck muscles can send pain shooting up into your head, down your arms, or both. Trigger points can mimic other issues, such as headaches, sinus problems, sciatica, and seemingly unrelated ailments like digestive problems.

The pain of active trigger points can feel sharp, but it can also feel hot, cold, tingly, or numb, amongst other things. But don’t be fooled by inactive or latent trigger points. They aren’t necessarily innocent bystanders. While they may not cause intense pain, then can cause the muscles to feel stiff and sore, and their potential to become active is still there, lying in wait like a coiled snake, ready to strike at any time.

Neuromuscular massage was developed to designed to relieve trigger point pain, whether active or latent, and it often works in a single session. The therapists at Massage Revolution’s Back and Neck Relief Center are all specially trained in trigger point therapy. We’re definitely not fans of knots and we want to help free you from your trigger point pain, whether it be in the low back, neck, or elsewhere. Come see us and let us turn you into fans of neuromuscular massage.

UNRAVEL YOUR TRIGGER POINT PAIN WITH NEUROMUSCULAR MASSAGE!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 310-798-4263 OR GO TO www.MassageRevolution.com

The Back & Neck Relief Center (Massage Revolution)
500 S. Sepulveda Blvd Suite 101
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Eliminate Pain From Your Orbit With Trigger Point Massage Therapy

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If you often feel pain in your neck, back or elsewhere but cannot figure out the cause of the problem, trigger points may be the culprit. Trigger points are tiny, painful spasms in the muscle and they can cause stiffness, tingling and other sensations, not just at the site of the trigger point, but all over the body. Trigger points are not well understood by the medical community, so if you’ve searched in vain for a solution to your back pain, look no further. Neuromuscular massage can free you from trigger point pain.

A primary trigger point is a place where the pain starts, but left untreated other trigger points may develop, including satellite trigger points. A satellite trigger point, as the name implies, happens close to the primary trigger point, usually in the same muscle or in the ones nearby. Satellite trigger points may occur as a result of overuse or inactivity.

For example, if your job involves a lot of sitting in front of a computer, you might develop trigger points in neck muscles from poor posture, leaning forward, or just from staring at the screen for too long. Satellite trigger points can cause a whole series of painful spots throughout the neck, up into your head and even down the arms. Too much sitting can also cause trigger points in low back muscles, sending pain through the back, hips, and down into the legs.

Sometimes a structural problem, such as scoliosis, may cause multiple primary trigger points. This in turn can create multiple satellite trigger points, resulting in pain over an entire section of the body. When this happens, it is what is called diffuse trigger points. Satellite trigger points often resolve once the primary trigger points are released, but sometimes the satellites must also be treated in order to get complete relief.

The therapists at Massage Revolution’s Back and Neck Relief Center are specially trained in trigger point therapy. We know how to find trigger points, whether primary, satellite or diffuse, and release them, often in a single session. Give neuromuscular massage a try and you could be pain-free today.

YOU MAY BE A CANDIDATE FOR NEUROMUSCULAR MASSAGE FOR TRIGGER POINT PAIN!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 310-798-4263 OR GO TO www.MassageRevolution.com

The Back & Neck Relief Center (Massage Revolution)
500 S. Sepulveda Blvd Suite 101
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Geriatric Massage: Therapeutic Treatment for Seniors

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Geriatric Massage therapy involves gentle pressure and light strokes with passive stretching to relieve tight muscles and promote relaxation. The therapist can apply oil or lotion so they can thoroughly worked on the muscles with less skin friction. Geriatric Massage offers numerous positive effects to the overall health of an elderly person. They include:

  • promoting good circulation
  • conquering depression
  • improving balance and flexibility
  • reducing arthritis pain
  • increasing joint mobility
  • improving posture
  • encourage overall well-being
  • provides relaxation and relieves anxiety
  • provides comfort to touch-deprived elderly clients

Prior to seeking your first massage therapy, make sure to obtain a consult from your primary care physician, especially when you have specific health condition. Always inform your therapist about your specific preferences especially the intensity of the pressure you like during the massage. Clients will be draped and only expose the targeted area to be massaged. Personal comfort is a high priority for all massage therapists. That is why all details of the upcoming massage are discussed in advance of the treatment.

To learn more about geriatric massage therapy in Los Angeles, contact Massage Revolution Back & Neck Relief Center.

Pain Matters: Trigger Point Massage Therapy

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Massage Revolution - Trigger Point Therapy For The Neck and Back
Trigger points are sensitive areas in your muscles, and are both a cause and a result of pain in the low back and elsewhere in the body. While the pain is usually not dangerous, meaning it is unlikely to cause serious harm, the day-to-day misery of headaches or a sore back isn’t something most people want to live with. Pain killers may provide temporary relief, but it’s not good to take them over an extended time. Plus, pain pills are just a temporary fix. Trigger point therapy can offer lasting relief from your trigger point pain.

Trigger points can be found just about anywhere in the body, from your head to your toes. Due to the modern scourge of sitting and staring at screens, they are frequently found in the back, shoulders and neck. Trigger points may be the initial cause of your pain, or they may be a result of an injury, and increase your pain. Worse, trigger points are crafty little things that can mimic the pain caused by other problems. For example, trigger points in neck muscles can cause things like ringing in the ears, toothache, or sinus problems. They can also cause pain in the shoulders or down the arms.

Trigger points in back muscles might cause pain anywhere from the middle of you back through the hips and into the thighs. You might have trouble walking or sitting. Trigger points can cause numbness or tingling down your legs, and make you think you have sciatica. Trigger point therapy alleviates the problems caused by trigger points in neck or low back muscles, and elsewhere by releasing these painful micro-cramps.

Neuromuscular massage therapy involves pressing and rubbing these trigger points which are already tender, so open communication with your therapist is a must. While it may sometimes feel uncomfortable, the discomfort should not pass the threshold to pain because you are likely to tense up, undoing the work you need. But whether trigger points are the cause, result, or complicating factor, trigger point therapy can help relieve your pain, often in a single session.

 

YOU MAY BE A CANDIDATE FOR TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
OR NEUROMUSCULAR MASSAGE FOR TRIGGER POINT PAIN!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 310-798-4263 OR GO TO www.MassageRevolution.com

The Back & Neck Relief Center (Massage Revolution)
500 S. Sepulveda Blvd Suite 101
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Prenatal Massage – Physical and Mental Soothing For the Mom To Be

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Prenatal massage provide relief and relaxation to soothe away both the physical and emotional of pregnancy. It is a productive and safe procedure when accomplished after first trimester and after consulting your obstetrician.

In regular massage you generally spend half the time lying flat with the chest down and the back up. The other half you might spend in a supine position. The former position can be uncomfortable for pregnant ladies while the latter can place pressure on a major blood vessel thus affecting blood flow to the baby. In prenatal massage however, the massage therapist will place the client in a side-lying position and support her with the use of pillows and cushions. The side-lying position is the most recommended and comfortable position for a pregnant women when lying in bed as this accommodates the anatomical and postural changes without disrupting normal blood circulation.

Firm pressures can be applied to multiple areas. Caution is given when providing pressure to the legs. Only gentle pressure is delivered to the lower extremity because pregnant women can be prone to blood clots. Deep tissue pressures can detach the clots and travel to smaller vessels. Simply advise your therapist regarding the intensity and depth of massage pressure you are comfortable with.

For more information about prenatal massage in Los Angeles, contact Massage Revolution Back & Neck Relief Center.

Trigger Point Massage Therapy Relieves Chronic Back And Neck Pain

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Chronic pain is pain that goes on for weeks, months, or even years. Trigger points in neck and back muscles are sore or sensitive spots in the body that are implicated in a number of common chronic pain complaints including low back pain, neck pain, migraines, frozen shoulder and sciatica to name just a few. And neuromuscular massage utilizes trigger point therapy to give you lasting relief.

You may be wondering which came first, the trigger point or the chronic pain. But while it can sound kind of like the chicken and egg conundrum, when it comes to pain, the question is no joke.

When you’re injured, your nerves send a signal to your brain to let you know there is a problem. This is known as acute pain and it usually goes away within a short amount of time. Chronic pain is different. It sticks around. Some 100,000 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and 1 out of 10 have experienced pain that lasts for 3 or more months. Worldwide, over 1.5 billion people suffer from chronic pain. And trigger point massage therapy is a great solution.

Chronic low back pain is the most common complaint, followed by headaches and migraines, then neck pain. More than three-quarters of those people report feeling depressed due to their chronic pain, and 1 person out of 5 says the pain disturbs their sleep at least a few nights a week. Over half of Americans who suffer from chronic pain say that they feel they have little to no control over the problem. The good news is you do have the power to do something about your chronic pain, and it doesn’t involve drugs or surgery.

There are several trigger points in neck and back muscles that contribute to these problems. The pain may stay local, meaning you feel pain right under the trigger point, or it may refer, meaning you feel it elsewhere, such as pain that radiates up into your head or down to your legs. Neuromuscular massage and trigger point therapy release the muscles and alleviate the problem, even if the condition has gone on for some time.

Many people experience relief after a single treatment of neuromuscular massage or trigger point therapy. While for some one session is all they need, others may find that regular appointments help to manage pain and stress due to their lifestyle, work or stress load. The massage and bodyworkers at Massage Revolution have been specially trained in trigger point therapy. We want to help you free yourself from chronic pain.

 

YOU MAY BE A CANDIDATE FOR TRIGGER POINT MASSAGE THERAPY
OR NEUROMUSCULAR MASSAGE FOR CHRONIC PAIN!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 310-798-4263
OR GO TO www.MassageRevolution.com

The Back & Neck Relief Center (Massage Revolution)
500 S. Sepulveda Blvd Suite 101
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

CranioSacral Therapy to Cure Physical and Emotional Stress-Related Pain

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Physical and emotional stress can manifest as multiple sources of debilitation pain. The most common pains associated with physical and emotional stress is headache, neck discomfort, and back pain. If you are looking for an alternative source of pain medication that does not involve prescription or over-the-counter pain medications, CranioSacral Therapy is the therapeutic solution that you are looking for.

CranialSacral Therapy or CranioSacral is a proven effective treatment offered here in Los Angeles by our professional practitioners. The therapy is accomplished by applying precisely targeted light touches to the skull, face, spine and pelvis. These gentle manipulations can normalize the flow of cerebrospinal fluid by removing blockages or compressions that causes pain. CST technique can help enhance the healing ability of the body.

It can provide relief to several conditions including:

  • headaches and migraines
  • neck and back pain
  • insomnia
  • sinusitis
  • fibromyalgia
  • mood disorders
  • TMJ
  • scoliosis

For more information about CranioSacral Therapy in Los Angeles, contact Massage Revolution Back & Neck Relief Center.

Trigger Point Massage Therapy— Gain By Losing The Pain

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Massage Revolution - Trigger Point Massage Therapy

Did you know that trigger points are far and away the most common cause of pain in your back and neck muscles, as well as elsewhere in the body? Neuromuscular massage and trigger point therapy can release these sore spots, restoring your muscles to their natural, pain-free state.

Trigger points are tiny knots that develop in muscles when they are overworked or injured. A single injury can cause pain that goes on for weeks, months, years, or even a lifetime.

When you get injured, your body’s natural reaction is to protect itself, and it does this by changing the way you sit, stand, or move. Unfortunately this protective reflex can put strain on your muscles, and cause a cascading effect of dysfunction throughout the body.

The truth is, we all have trigger points. It’s really a question of how much yours affect your daily activities. Trigger points can cause a wide array of symptoms from headaches to heartburn to heart arrhythmia. Trigger points in the neck can cause things like headaches, blurred vision and TMJ, while trigger points in the back can cause chronic low back pain, sciatica and even a herniated disc.

One of the ways you know you have a trigger point is that the pain refers, meaning you feel it somewhere else in the body. For example, a trigger point in the neck may refer up into the head or down the arms, while a trigger point in the low back may refer pain down into the legs.

Another way you know you have a trigger point is that rubbing the spot where it hurts doesn’t seem to help. This is because the problem originated elsewhere, but the massage therapists and bodyworkers at Massage Revolution have all been trained in neuromuscular massage and trigger point massage therapy and know how to find the origin of your pain.

Lose the pain and gain freedom from sore, achy muscles. You deserve to be pain-free. A single session of neuromuscular massage can have you footloose and pain-free by the end of today.

YOU MAY BE A CANDIDATE FOR TRIGGER POINT MASSAGE THERAPY OR
NEUROMUSCULAR MASSAGE FOR TRIGGER POINT PAIN!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 310-798-4263 OR GO TO www.MassageRevolution.com

The Back & Neck Relief Center (Massage Revolution)
500 S. Sepulveda Blvd Suite 101
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Benefits of Sports Massage To Amateur Athletes

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Repetitive and aggressive movements in daily sports training can stress specific parts of the body. In order to find relief from worsening and/or tight muscles and tendons, athletes opt for sports massage therapy. Unlike any other types of massage, this technique is specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. It concentrates on areas of the body that are typically overused and stressed.

Sports massage helps condition an athlete’s body so it won’t easily be injured during training and actual games or competition. It’s also a great means to cool down the body after exertion. Sports massage promotes optimum mental focus and reduces fatigue through relaxation. It can ultimately improve the overall performance of an athlete. But the key ability of sports massage technique is targeting muscle-tendon junctions. It can help improve a hip-flexor range of motion and relieves muscle soreness in just a 30-minute session.

You can incorporate sports massage therapy in Los Angeles to your normal regimen to improve your performance. Contact Massage Revolution Back & Neck Relief Center and talk to our professional massage therapist to find out more about Sports Massage.

Swedish Massage Therapy Is Ideal For First-Timers

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Those who haven’t tried massage before might think it’s an awkward idea. Massage is actually a perfect way to relax. Massage anxieties quickly pass once a skilled therapist begins to execute the magic of his/her craft. For the record, first time massage seekers should first try Swedish Massage. It’s the simplest form there is.

First time massage clients are often cynical about the healing effects of massage. But as soon as they emerge out from the room, they will definitely have something to say on how relaxing the experience was. Swedish Massage Therapy is the most ideal modality that demonstrates how relaxing massage therapy is. It consists of basic movements and strokes that include effleurage or long sweeping strokes, petrissage or kneading motion, friction or applying deep pressure to a specific spot, and tapotement or tapping of muscles. Swedish Massage Therapy involves a less intense pressure level. Other forms of massage can turn off newcomers because it applies more stronger pressure and sometimes cause slight muscle soreness.

Notwithstanding the simplicity of its form, Swedish Massage Technique still offers benefits like pain relief, relaxation, improves blood circulation, enhances flexibility and boosts immune system. If you are looking for the best Swedish Massage in Los Angeles, contact Massage Revolution Back & Neck Relief Center.