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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Treat Those Pesky Trigger Points With Massage

 Trigger Points

Trigger points are small, taught muscle's that feel like hard lumps or knots. Trigger points 
are usually found in predictable places in the muscle and many times cause predictable 
patterns of referred pain.

Trigger points often intense pain when pressed, and sometimes referred pain is felt, according to the characteristic pattern for that trigger point.

A trigger point usually develops in the middle of a muscle. But since muscles are made up of 
many fibers, which can have different orientations, a trigger point can be found in multiple
places within a single muscle.

Trigger points are usually caused from a variety of reasons, most notably excessive use of the muscles, direct trauma, repetitive motion and prolonged muscle contractions.

Trigger points can be treated with Massage Therapy.

Massaging Trigger Points using the thumb, elbow, knuckles, or knees with short, slow strokes in one direction, applying deep pressure will deactivate the trigger point which in turn relieves the knotted muscle.

Massage therapy as body maintenance for overall health and wellness, taking care of the issues before they can cause more negative effects!!

Be sure and call or text Blue Pacific Massage & Body Works at 
760 680 7910 and get rid of those Pesky Trigger Points….

Located in Hesperia, CA. 92345 and serving the surrounding areas including Victorville, Oak Hills, Apple Valley, Phelan 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Shoulder & Neck Pain

Why Do Your Shoulders and Neck Hurt?

A lot of people suffer from aching shoulders, and a stiff neck.  It is not always caused by sleeping the wrong way, it is usually caused from stress. This in turn can result in the sufferer suffering from very painful and debilitating headaches. The majority of sufferers, can trace their problem back to stress, and poor working posture. Seeking the assistance of a professional massage therapist Hesperia, can put you on the track to a more stress free, and pain free environment.

Our bodies were not designed to sit in one position for hours on end, every day. Hunched over a computer in the office, is not healthy for the body in anyway, however, there are some steps you can take that will help reduce the consequences of having to do so.

Moving around, stretching, and getting the blood flowing, is something that should be being done by everyone who has to sit at a desk, in front of a computer for hours. When your body is being forced to sit in one position for hours on end, with no break, it will of course start to complain. We may not notice it as much while at work, because our focus is elsewhere, but those who have sat on a plane for many hours, understand completely how uncomfortable it can get, and the consequences of having to do so.

It is also important to realize here, that even though moving around, stretching, and doing certain exercises will certainly help, we have to also learn new habits.  Our bodies unfortunately, can be 'set' in a cycle of dysfunction that can create further complications such as Muscle Memory Disfunction.  We can quite easily fall back in to bad habits with posture. A professional massage therapist at Blue Pacific Massage and Body Works, can not only help ease the stiff and sore muscles in the neck, shoulders, and head, but show you some techniques on how to improve your posture.

It does take time to get used to changing the way you react to stress, as well as remembering to perform simple exercises to help, but with an individualized wellness program designed specifically for you, Terree can help you reduce, and even avoid causing these painful problems to yourself!

If you are an office worker, slumped over a desk and computer for hours on end, call or text Terree at BluePacific Massage and Body Works  (760) 680 7910.