A Massage Therapist's Guide to Understanding, Locating and Treating Myofascial Trigger Points

A Massage Therapist's Guide to Understanding, Locating and Treating Myofascial Trigger Points

By Leon Chaitow, ND, DO, Osteopathic Practitioner and Senior Lecturer, University of Westminister, London, UK; and Sandy Fritz, MS, NCTMB , Owner, Director and Head Instructor, Health Enrichment Center, School of Therapeutic Massage, The Centre, Lapeer, MI


1. Myofascial and other pain

2. How trigger points start ? the big and the small picture

3. Different trigger points characteristics

4. Maps and other ways of locating trigger points

5. 'Measuring the pain'

6. Finding trigger points by palpation

7. How to treat trigger points manually

8. Integrating trigger point application into massage

9. Non-manual trigger point deactivation methods