Banish Muscle Knots - Trigger Point Massage
Updated: Apr 23
On April 22, 2023 I led a workshop on Myofascial/Trigger Point Release at The Yoga Common NYC.
It was a full house! We worked on many different areas of tightness and discomfort.
Myo = muscle Fascial = Fascia (connective tissue)
Myofascial Release concept:
Through not moving the body as fully as nature intended, some of the connective tissues get extra connect-ey and sticky
Muscles and connective tissues stick together and don’t have the range of motion they should have
Tightness, discomfort, reduced range of motion
All fascia is connected like a web through the whole body
Ease in one area can refer through the fascia to the rest of the body
Tightness or pain in one area can refer through the fascia to another part of the body (referred pain)
Palpable nodules in the taut bands of skeletal muscles/fascia
Direct compression or muscle contraction can elicit jumping muscles, tenderness, twitching, response and referred pain --pain that show up in a different place in the body than the actual trigger point
Massaging with foam rollers and rubber balls can help to release these spots and facilitate more ease, range of motion and pain reduction.
For more information, here is my Slides presentation I used in the workshop.