cold activation of trigger points can cause headachesSudden chilling of the muscles sometimes activates trigger points. The muscles in the back of the head and neck are especially vulnerable. Wearing a scarf and hat is a must for many. Consider the following real life case history. We shared this one about 5 years ago but it is just as relevant today.

Pumpkin Patch Headache

Sandy thought her young daughter would enjoy a trip to a local pumpkin patch back in October of 2012. She still remembers the exact date because a headache began on that day that lasted over a year!

It was only moderately cold and they were having a great time. Unfortunately Sandy did not have a hat or a scarf with her. The chilling of her head and neck muscles led to an intense headache that just would not go away. She tried everything. She even went to the Mayo Clinic and was diagnosed with “Chronic Daily Headache”! Sandy thought they were making it up…but no…

After visits to other doctors, clinics, more tests and prescriptions she came to see us. Fortunately, we are  familiar with cold activation of trigger points.

Many of our muscles, including key muscles in the neck and rear of the head are vulnerable to trigger point activation from the cold. A cascade of trigger point activations can caused by sudden cooling of the neck by even 10 or 20 degrees. This can cause intense headaches that simply won’t go away until the muscles are released.

We really felt for Sandy because she knows now that if we had been her first stop rather than her last we probably could have stopped her headache in its tracks and saved her over a year of pain, disability and expensive, ineffective treatment. Of course, she also understands now more than ever the importance of keeping her head and neck warm!

Call Us Sooner Rather Than Later

The moral of the story – Trigger Point Therapy is a safe, effective treatment that is almost always less expensive than a supposedly “insured” medical procedurethose copays for drugs and treatments that don’t work can really add up…

If something like this happens to you, consider making us your first stop. If we see any sign that something more serious is going on, we’ll be the first refer you your doctor. However, the chances are that we can help you eliminate your pain without drugs, expensive tests or other invasive procedures.

Professional Treatment With Us

Janet was great. FANTASTIC person who knew how to treat and deal with my conditions. Very informative. Finally, someone who knew what I was talking about.

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Really Good

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It was interesting, and helpful for my IT band and hip

Osiris P.

My experience was wonderful. Janet was very kind and attentive. I felt great after my session and would recommend to try it out.

Carol M.

The lady that assisted me was awesome! I suffer from fibromyalgia and when I left I felt like a brand new person! I plan to return when I get time!

Pamala M.

Janet was great – knowledgeable and she found all my “hot spots.”

Libbey P.

Seriously, if you are looking for massage therapy that actually does your body good–that changes its function for the better and actually makes pain go away–then this is the place you need to come. Not Massage Envy. Not a chiropractor. You need trigger point from knowledgeable experts in the craft.

Sara B

If your have pain in any part of your body this is the place to go. It focus on the muscles where the pain is. you will feel like a new person. Awesome will be returning. Thanks nice friendly and attentive

June D.


Maria S.

I felt so much better after my appointment. Thank you and thanks for the self care tips!

Margie K.

Experienced therapist. Feel great after appointment…

Yuliya C.

Highly recommended!

Stephanie Y.

What a great experience. The provider was able to recommend things I can do to improve my pain. Address issues I didn’t even share with her that she was able to tell just by her exam and treating me for what i went for. Will be back. Feeling grateful


I spent so much money on chiropractors. This is much better. Everybody should try it out.

Polina D.

Beautiful, relaxing setting. Therapist was knowledgable and professional. I’ll be going back. Thank you.

Jo Ann B.

Janet is very informative. I loved that she explained which muscles/groups she was working on. I learned a lot about my posture and why some of my muscles are not activating. She also provided me with a list of considerations and excercises to improve my posture. I will be back!

Lauren C.

Janet has a unique gift and talent in trigger point therapy. I’m definitely seeing her again!

Jan S.

I loved my experience. Janet is extremely knowledgeable in a vary wide variety of conditions. She is thorough and attentive. Makes you feel right at home!

Jess L.

It’s like an hour of physical therapy (the good parts of P.T. where they massage you and stretch you). She also takes time to explain some ways to help your specific issues. Highly recommend!

Danielle S.

Janet is very knowledgeable and informative. She thoroughly explains where you have weakness and what muscles are over compensating. She gives exercises, stretches, or everyday changes you can make to help you are progress on your own. I highly recommend a visit!

Kate W.

Janet was very knowledgeable and never in a hurry. She took her time explaining every little detail, great service

Rosa V.

Felt much better after the trigger point massage, highly recommend.

Jacob A.



What About My Pain?

Clearly, everyone is different. Many of us have additional challenges and complications. Naturally, we tailor our treatment plans to the individual. However, there are common foundations in this work with everyone.

Fortunately, if you are having similar issues, you may find that a just few treatment sessions helps! We will identify and treat root causes of your individual case.

Clearly, everyone is different. Many of us have additional challenges and complications. Naturally, we tailor our treatment plans to the individual. However, there are common foundations in this work with everyone.

We are licensed professionals. In addition, we all have additional training and certifications in advanced techniques. For instance, this includes trigger point therapy, fascial stretching, neuromuscular and movement therapy. Also we offer kinesio taping, myofascial release, cupping, acoustic compression, self-care classes and more. In fact, we often combine several of these techniques into a single session..

Of course, no one wants chronic pain! Fortunately,  can work together with you to help sort out the issues.

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