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    Trigger points for your butt.

    Why is it that those scapular/rhomboid knots/trigger points just keep re-forming? Look deeper!

    Back Pain: Signs and Symptoms of the Iliopsoas Muscle

    Fight tightness in the back of the neck and the middle of the back before it begins with easy preventative exercises.

    Tennis Ball Self Massage Technique - My massage therapist recommended this for the repeat-offender trigger point in my shoulder. It's amazingly effective (and, if you already have a ball, totally free).

    This is a really common trigger point in the Quadratus Lumborum that refers pain into the lower back.

    Tennis ball massage tight trigger points

    Pressure points for relieving back pain - I need someone to push some trigger points for me!!


    Trigger points for back & stomach

    "Your Fibromyalgia Trigger Points are pretty painful. Make them painless with some easy exercise" Lots of good information on this site. #Fibromyalgia

    Hurts So Good: A Beginner’s Guide Self-Myofascial/Trigger Point Release

    Massage Therapy for Tension Headaches ......... Perfect Spot No. 1, in the suboccipital muscles of the neck .......... Trigger points (TrPs), or muscle knots, are a common cause of stubborn and strange aches and pains, and yet they are under-diagnosed. The 13 Perfect Spots are trigger points that are common and yet fairly easy to massage yourself — the most satisfying and useful places to apply pressure to muscle.

    Muscle knots: trigger point

    How many muscle knots (trigger points) do you have? Did you know that massage therapy can help relieve trigger point pain?

    A therapist must know this muscle group and its trigger points very well if they are to offer effective solutions to their client’s chest pain, upper back pain, shoulder pain, radiating arm pain or thoracic outlet syndrome, wrist pain, and hand pain complaints. The job of releasing Scalene trigger points is made more difficult by the somewhat hidden location of the muscle group and its proximity to many important nerve trunks and blood vessels in the neck region.

    A trigger point is a taut nodule within the muscle tissue that healthy muscle tissue does not have. Your muscles are made of many bundles of long muscle fibers when healthy these muscle fibers squeeze or contract during physical movement or activity and return to their normal resting length afterwards. But this cannot happen when you have active trigger points. Read more here IS REALLY INTERESTING.

    Low Back Pain Could Be a Tight or Shortened Psoas. (pronounced: So-as). The Psoas is a hip flexor located deep in the abdomen attaching the femur to the pelvis and lumbar spine. The lumbosacral nerve plexus runs through it. Prolonged sitting and lack of exercise can shorten the Psoas. When we stand after sitting for a while, the shortened Psoas pulls the lumbar spine forward into increased lordosis (sway back). A stiff, achy or painful low back & sciatic pain is often a result.

    Front and Inner Thigh Pain | QUADRATUS LUMBORUM: This powerful muscle covers most of the lower back and runs from the lowest rib to the top of the pelvis. Its trigger points tend to send pain downward to the hip and buttock area, though it may also spread to the upper frontal thigh. The trigger point at the blue X in this diagram corresponds with the pain pattern indicated by the blue shading, and the red X produces the pain pattern shown by the red shading

    Just tried this and it totally opened my airways....weird. Press on Acupressure point St3 ("Facial Beauty Point") to relax facial muscles. It also relieves stuffy nose, nasal congestion, sinus problems, tooth pain, eye ache, eye irritation, swelling around the eyes and general facial congestion - which helps look better!