trigger point massage

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This month Georgia, one of our fabulous massage therapists, explains a little more about two of her favourite massage modalities.

From Georgia

Trigger point therapy

Do you experience lots of ‘knots’ in various parts of your body?

They are actually called trigger points (TPs).

They are a result of the build-up of:

  • Lactic acid
  • Scar tissue
  • Or an area that has reduced blood, oxygen or nutrient supply.

Causes can be:

  • Inflammation
  • Illness
  • Over or under-use
  • Emotional ‘holding’ of stress, memory or trauma (conscious or unconscious).

These knots can restrict range of movement and cause sharp, nerve-like pain, or deep, dull aches. Left untreated, they can cause musculoskeletal imbalances, as well as more trigger points.

Trigger points can often cause seemingly unrelated symptoms:

  • Dizziness when turning head to the side
  • Urinary frequency, retention and ‘kidney pain’.
  • Ear aches, ringing in the ears and itchy sensations inside the ear.
  • Buckling knees/feeling like the knee is going to give way.
  • Heart attack-like pain.
  • Visual perception problems/blurriness/double vision.


‘X’ marks the trigger point, and the coloured area shows where the pain is experienced:

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You know that thin plastic skin around a sausage? Well, that’s kind of what fascia is like in our bodies. It is an elongated, intricate and fascinating weave of connective tissue throughout the whole body.

Myofascial therapy works on releasing imbalances and tension held in the fascia. This allows us better access to the deeper muscles, more effective and long-term release of trigger points, correction of pelvic and leg-length discrepancies, and relief of a variety of acute and chronic pains!

I love using myofascial release with clients!

  • It is non-invasive,
  • Instills a great sense of peace within clients
  • It can also provide transformative relief of emotional and physical pain, restriction and imbalances.

From Marnie

I feel very lucky to have three amazingly, dedicated and experienced therapists working alongside me in Mt Lawley. More than once  I have been told, “that is the best massage I have ever had”.

Massage available

  • Monday
  • Wednesday
  • Friday
  • Every 2nd Saturday afternoon
  • 30 minutes  $55
  • 45 minutes  $75
  • 60 minutes  $90
  • 90 minutes  $125

Health rebates available

To quote Molly Meldrum, “Do yourself a favour” and book a massage today!