Sleep is a natural process when we rest and repair ourselves. In, fact a minimum amount of sleep is needed for survival. However, we need larger amount of sleep to be at our best.
Ideally, we don't need to do anything about sleep. Usually, we get tired, we go to bed, sleep all night and wake up the next day feel refreshed.
It has been assumed that the primary purpose of the Ilio Tibial Band (ITB) was to provide lateral stabilization. However, recent research, including studies from Catherine Eng, summarized in the Harvard Gazette tells a different story. The ITB connects the Gluteus Maximus [...]
When someone is in chronic pain, medical history is essential. In fact, we've simply never seen someone and thought, "Hmmm, I really don't need to know this much. I wish this form was shorter..." However, our medical history form is often just a starting point. Typically, we'll have [...]
Low back pain is routinely listed as the largest cause of chronic pain in the US. It is responsible for more occupational disability than any other cause. It doesn't seem possible that simply practicing diaphragmatic breathing reduces back pain, but it does. Besides, deep breathing should be the [...]
Should you consider an MRI for chronic Lower Back Pain (LBP)? Maybe, but it depends quite a lot on your history. First, numerous studies show there is little correlation between patient histories, MRI results and outcomes. In fact, the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society published [...]
Sudden 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 [...]
I started taking dance classes years ago, after many rounds of physical therapy for an assortment injuries. I was awkward and clumsy, but I stuck with it for quite a while. I noticed that some of my nagging pains faded and my range of motion increased - even [...]
Sure, you can play through the pain. But everyone knows that they perform better when things don’t hurt and move freely. By reducing pain and increasing range of motion, Fascial Stretching improves performance for both amateur and professional athletes alike! Professionals aren't the only performance athletes anymore. More recently, [...]
Of course, there are many kinds of pain and different causes. Yet, most types of chronic pain share a similar pattern: Initially, some form of local pain happens. Then, pain recurs. Your nervous system gets sensitized. Eventually, your threshold lowers for local pain. Finally, additional stresses ramp up [...]
Upper Crossed Syndrome and chronic pain (UCS). The imbalance of four key muscle groups underlies many cases of headache, neck and upper back pain. Upper back and neck pain is epidemic in our culture. It has surpassed low back pain as the number one chronic pain complaint. [...]
We call things that maintain, or continue, our pain myofascial perpetuating factors. Often, these are similar to things that helped cause the problem. Dr. Janet Travell was pioneer in the field of myofascial and trigger point therapy. In fact, she wrote extensively about pain, myofascial perpetuating factors and [...]
You can’t avoid the ads for diets, exercise equipment, health clubs and all things "fitness" in January. There are various reasons that most people do not stick to a new routine. Want a flat stomach, smaller butt, better toned chest and arms…? Sure, doesn’t everyone? We find these things [...]
We can all reduce pain and stress through proper breathing. Let's start with some very simple exercises. Chronic stress alters our metabolism and biochemistry to increasing blood pressure, musculoskeletal pain, headaches, weight gain, sleep problems and cognitive impairment. Stress always seems to find its way to most vulnerable area [...]
Wondering about all the hype? Can CBD products reduce pain? We see CBD products advertised everywhere, for practically everything. Recently, CBD is in everything from bath bombs to gummy bears! CBD products are legal in all 50 states. But, they are treated as a supplement and not regulated [...]
For myofascial problems, in a word, 'yes'! Cortisone is ineffective for these conditions and can be harmful. Yet, today cortisone shots remain a standard, much-requested treatment for tennis elbow and other tendon problems. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory. However, the nature of myofascial pain, taut band development, trigger point [...]
Low back pain is routinely listed as the largest cause of chronic pain in the US, responsible for more occupational disability than any other cause. This problem has deep roots in modern western lifestyles. Many people have been through an episode of LBP that was severe enough to be [...]
Rectus Abdominis - The Six Pack Muscle Chronic Low Back Pain - Rectus Abdominis can develop trigger points that cause severe back pain. It may surprise you that the quest for a flat stomach does not strengthen your core. In addition, it often generates trigger points in this [...]
What causes my particular Low Back Pain? It is one of the most debilitating conditions in the US. There are many causes that overlap and inter-relate.
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.
It was interesting, and helpful for my IT band and hip
My experience was wonderful. Janet was very kind and attentive. I felt great after my session and would recommend to try it out.
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!
Janet was great – knowledgeable and she found all my “hot spots.”
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.
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
I felt so much better after my appointment. Thank you and thanks for the self care tips!
Experienced therapist. Feel great after appointment…
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.
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!
Janet has a unique gift and talent in trigger point therapy. I’m definitely seeing her again!
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!
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!
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!
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