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Massage and sports Injury

Hi, I'm Kairen and I own and manage Trigger Points Massage and Sports Injury Clinic in Ponteland.  I set up this business because I feel strongly that deep tissue massage, targeting trigger points, can help so many people who have muscle pain. 
I have established a lovely clinic on the Meadowfield Industrial Estate and decided to place advertisements in the Ponteland Directory.  I have been overwhelmed by the response from people from Ponteland and surrounding areas.  I now have a well established and very busy clinic. 
What's next?
Well. I am listening to clients and responding to the types of treatments that they want.  A treatment that is primarily for relaxation remains a key part of massage therapy.  However, many of us have  aches and pains, predominently muscular, that can be treated.  Many of my clients are now appreciating the benefits that treatment and mainenance massage can bring. 
I find that many people are initially reluctant to consider massage, but once tried the benefits can sometimes be immediate.  I plan to walk and talk you through a typical treatment so that you have a comprenensive understanding of what is involved.  First one coming soon.
Kairen x

Weight loss for life not just for holidays

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Weight Loss for life not just for holidays
  • Diets often make the process of weight loss appear more complicated than it is the reality is simple……  take in fewer calories (less energy) than you need.
  • Calories are measurements of energy – if an individual uses 2000 calories in one day and takes in 2000 calories of food and drink they will stay the same weight:
When energy in   is equal to   Energy out   the result is
Stable Weight
To lose weight you should eat fewer calories than
you need.

Although the maths is simple it is not always so easy to achieve your weight loss goals, I am here at Trigger Points Ponteland to make the whole process totally achievable for you.

More maths…….. One pound of fat contains approximately 3,500 calories, so to lose one pound a week, you should eat 3,500 less calories per week. This can be done by reducing the daily intake by 500 calories per day (500 x 7 days will provide a deficit of 3,500 calories per week). To lose 2 pounds per week, a deficit of 1,000 calories per day is required.

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You do not need an in depth understanding of the calorific values of the food you eat, however with the help of our staff at trigger points you can learn about energy values and how to make the right decisions for you. You don't need to lose weight on your own seek advise from Trigger Points Clinic. 

The best treatment for muscle pain

Q. How can I get rid of muscle pain?

 A. By using trigger point massage therapy

call our ponteland clinic if you have muscle pain
The more stressed out and overworked you become, the more knots can be found in the muscles of your body, these knots are known as trigger points and can be very painful. Sometimes these focal points of tenderness can be found, but in other cases, it seems that the pain covers a larger area of your body.

Relaxing massage on the uncomfortable area may not be able to help the pain go away. One possible way to manage this constant pain is Trigger Point Massage Therapy.

What is Trigger Point Therapy Massage?

Trigger points massage Ponteland for back pain and muscle pain call our ponteland massage clinicTrigger Point Massage Therapy, also known as Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, is a form of physical manipulation used to relieve muscle pain.

Trigger points, the focal source of the muscle contraction, received their name from the twitch response that arises when they are pressed: a distinct, sharp, radiating pain. By discovering and dissolving these trigger points, you can release muscles from a dysfunctional state and relieve your pain.
Trigger Point Therapy was created by Janet G. Travell, MD, an innovative doctor who served as personal physician to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson. With the help of David Simons, M.D., a U.S. Air Force flight surgeon, Travell wrote the text: "Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual.”

What is a Trigger Point?

Trigger points are areas in muscle tissue that have developed tender spots in taut bands of muscle. Often, we refer to trigger points as “knots” in our muscles. Trigger points are muscle cells that are locked in a contracted state, which can restrict range of motion, create muscle weakness, and create pain. Trigger Points develop due to poor posture or some other form of repetitive stress on the muscle.

When these particular cells within a muscle are in spasm, there is limited blood flow through the area, leading to a build up of metabolic waste and a lack of fresh oxygen and nutrients. To release these trigger points, we need to “reset” these cells and allow the proper exchange of blood through the area.

Trigger points Ponteland massage for muscle pain and back painTrigger points commonly occur either in the belly of muscles where the main nerves innervate or at the attachments of muscles. There are two main types of trigger points: active trigger points and latent trigger points.

Active trigger points are in a state of constantly producing pain.

Latent trigger points posses the same stiffness, restricted motion, and twitch response of active trigger points, but do not cause any pain.
However, latent trigger points can easily be reactivated by strain or overuse of a muscle, leading to pain and discomfort.

Trigger points are primarily diagnosed through their characteristic twitch response, which creates a sensation of referred pain to areas called pain reference zones. Within these pain reference zones, satellite trigger points can develop due the increased stress on these muscles. The pain reference zones were fully mapped out by Dr. Janet Travell’s work and follow consistent patterns. An understanding of these zones is necessary to treat the pain effectively, as treating only “local” satellite trigger points will not permanently resolve the pain.

call our ponteland clinic if you have back pain  massage clinicTo relieve a trigger point, the practitioner will determine its exact location through palpation of the muscle, and then apply direct continuous pressure to the trigger point for approximately 10 seconds. While the pressing upon the trigger point can be rather uncomfortable, the relief provided by the subsequent relaxation of the muscle will be significant. It is common to perform this technique on a trigger point several times during a treatment session, as well as treating other trigger points that may work in conjunction to create the pain pattern you are experiencing.

Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy Massage
Trigger Point Therapy Massage can help relieve your muscular pain and stiffness: By balancing the muscles of your body, we can increase your muscle strength and range of motion, leading to an improvement in your posture.
Prevent latent trigger points from becoming active trigger points: Studies show that almost everyone has some trigger points that have developed in their muscles. Even if you are not experiencing pain, treating these trigger points can help your muscular functioning.
Clear trigger points to increase your muscular functioning: Trigger points prevent muscles from contracting correctly, making them seem weak. By clearing our trigger points, we can return the full ability to our muscle to provide strength, balance, and faster recovery from exercise.
Improve the health of your muscular system: Healthy muscles are soft and relaxed allowing proper flow of blood and nutrients. When you develop trigger points in your muscles, they become tight and tender to pressure.

Trigger points massage Ponteland for back pain and muscle pain call our ponteland massage clinic
Trigger Points massage and sports injury clinic at Ponteland

We are the only clinic in the Newcastle area which specialises in trigger point therapy, so book you appointments now and let us get to the root of your muscle pain.

What is sports injury massage?

ponteland sports injury and sports massage clinic for sports massageIf you have sports injuries and/or muscle pain call Trigger Points Ponteland to book a Sports Massage

What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage was designed for athletes, but is useful for anyone with chronic pain, injury or range-of-motion issues.
Sports massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. This treatment emphasises prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons. However you don't have to be in the Olympics to benefit from sports massage, it is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion. At Ponteland we use Sports massage for people who exercise at any level and incorporate deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and frictions to work on scar tissue and tight painful muscles.

There are four types of sports massages:
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* pre-event sports massage -- a short, stimulating massage 15 - 45 minutes before the event. It is directed toward the parts of the body that will be involved in the exertion.
* post-event sports massage -- given within an hour or two of the event, to normalise the body's tissues.
* restorative sports massage -- given during training to allow the athlete to train harder and with less injury.
* rehabilitative sports massage -- aimed at alleviating pain due to injury and returning the body to health.

When Should I Get A Sports Massage At Ponteland Trigger Points Massage Clinic?
A sports massage is a good choice if you have a specific problem -- a tender knee from running, for instance. It is also be a good idea to see a sports therapist, who can help you identify and correct the movement pattern that might be causing your injury in the first place.

Your therapist generally focuses in on the problem area -- a frozen shoulder or pulled hamstring, for instance -- rather than giving you a thorough full-body massage.
Sometimes men who are new to the spa are more comfortable getting a sports massage because it sounds more masculine. That's fine, even if they don't have an injury.
No matter what type of massage you choose, your therapist will check in with you about what your needs and expectations are for the massage.

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