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What is a trigger point and what is Trigger Point Therapy

A trigger point is a hypertonic (tight) band or knot in muscle tissue.
Trigger points can be microscopic to pea size. They can create a blockage in blood flow to a …

What is fascia and what is Myofascial Release?

Fascia
Fascia is a broad band of connective tissue that supports and surrounds muscles and other organs of the body flowing throughout the entire body connecting all parts of the body …

Therapeutic Medical Massage: Effective Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis is a condition that affects the nervous system. Nerve axons are covered with myelin. Myelin is an insulating layer that surrounds the nerve axon and speeds up nerve …

Therapeutic Medical Massage: Effective Treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Disfunction

What is Temporomandibular Joint Disfunction?
Temporomandibular Joint Disfunction commonly referred to as TMJ, is a condition affecting the temporomandibular joint. The associated muscles, the associated structures and the joint itself can be involved …

Therapeutic Medical Massage: Effective Treatment for Frozen Shoulder

What is Frozen Shoulder?
Frozen Shoulder is a condition of restricted range of motion of the shoulder. Pain and lack of passive and active range of motion, in abduction (lifting your arm …

Therapeutic Medical Massage: Effective Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia located on the plantar (bottom) surface of the foot. The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue attaching the heel …

Therapeutic Medical Massage: Effective Treatment for Strains

Strain Treatment
A Strain is an overstretched injury to a musculotendinous unit. This unit includes the muscle, the tendons and the junction of the tendon to muscle and to bone tissue. Tendons are …

Therapeutic Massage: Effective Treatment for Sprains

What is a sprain?
A Sprain is an overstretched injury to a ligament. Ligaments are composed of flexible non-contractile connective tissue. They are not muscle tissue. Ligaments connect bone to bone and are …