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Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy

This one-day CPD course, is for those qualified with a minimum qualification at L3 standard in Massage Therapy whowish to add to their existing skill set, enabling them to release dysfunctional, pain causing soft tissues that are resistant to massage alone.The more tools the therapist has at their finger tips the less they need to refer to those with a broader skill base.

This beginner’s introduction into Trigger Point Therapy aims to give therapists an understanding of how trigger points form, what they are and the different types. The practical aspect of the course will focus on the main 10 areas of the body that are common for trigger point therapy in a clinical setting.

  • About Trigger Point Therapy

    Drs. JanetTravell and David Simons (1992) described a trigger pointy as, “A highly irritable localised spot of exquisite tenderness in a nodule in a palpable taut band of (skeletal) muscle.” These hyperirritable localized spots can vary in size, and have been described as “tint lumps”, “little peas”, and “large lumps”; they can be felt beneath the surface, embedded within the muscle fibres. If these spots are tender to pressure, they may well be “trigger points”. The size of a trigger point nodule varies according to the size, shape, and type of muscle in which it is generated. What is consistent is that they are tender to pressure. So, tender in fact (hyperalgesia) that when they are pressed, the patient often winces from the pain; this has been called the “jump sign”.

    Myofascial trigger points may well be implicated in all types of musculoskeletal and mechanical muscular pain. Their presence has even been demonstrated in children and babies. Pain or symptoms may be directly due to active trigger points, or pain may “build up” over time from latent or inactive trigger points. Studiesand investigations in selected patient populations have been carried out on various regions of the body. There is a growing amount of research evidence directly linking musculoskeletal pain to trigger points. A high prevalence of trigger points has been confirmed to be directly associated with myofascial pain, somatic dysfunction, psychological disturbance, and associated restricted daily functioning.

  • The Qualification

    This qualification is accredited as a CPD course with the Sports Therapy Organisation (S.T.O) and Bright Accreditation.

    Upon completion of the one day (5 hour) course you will recieve a certificate in Trigger Point Therapy.

  • Course Content

    ​For this course you will be give a 20 page manual covering but not limited to:

    • What trigger point are and how they form
    • The different types of trigger points
    • The link between trigger points and poor posture
    • The link between trigger points and poor nutrition
    • Trigger point classification
    • What problems arrise from trigger points in certain muscles

    Your manual will include images of all the 10 main trigger point areas.

  • Practical Training

    ​Following guidance from your tutor you will learn how to target the 10 main areas for trigger points.

    • Sternocleidomastoid (SCM)
    • Trapezius
    • Pec Major and Minor
    • Teres Major and Minor
    • Subscapularis
    • Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL)
    • Glute Medius
    • Piriformis
    • Adductor Longus

    You will get to practice on course colleagues, so be prepared to be practiced on yourself!

  • Upon Qualification

    ​You will receive a certificate in Trigger Point Therapy that is accredited by the Sports Therapy Organisation (S.T.O.) and Bright Accreditation.

  • Entry Requirement

    It is a requirement that you hold a L3 massage qualification.

  • Course Cost

    Option 1: Full Payment £165

    Option 2: 2 Monthly Payments of £82.50 Via Direct Debit

    *Please note that the full course fee must be paid before attending the practical training course and course manuals are given upon attendance.


    Please complete your payment at the bottom of this page by clicking the payment button and contacting us at with

    • Your full name
    • Preferred course date
    • Copy of your L3 massage certificate.

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