Sally Ironmonger - Remedial Massage Therapist

Contact & Location Information
Contact Name Sally Ironmonger
Address Stirling WA 6021
Mobile 0412 688 120


Do you need relief from headaches, or neck and back pain? Trigger Point Therapy is effective in the control and relief of pain and dysfunction.

Sally Ironmonger - Trigger Point Therapist

Trigger Point Therapy - Definition: "a hyperirritable spot, usually within a taut band of skeletal muscle or in the muscles fascia, that is painful on compression and that can give rise to characteristic referred pain, tenderness and autonomic phenomena." TRAVELL Trigger points can occur several ways. It can happen as the result of:

  • Repetitive overuse injuries, this can be from activities such as typing/mousing, handheld electronics, gardening, home improvement projects, work environments, etc.
  • Heavy lifting, as in carrying babies, briefcases, boxes, or lifting bedridden patients.
  • Habitually poor posture.
  • Muscle clenching and tensing due to mental/emotional stress.
  • Direct injury such as a blow, strain, break, twist or tear.
  • Surprisingly, trigger points can even develop due to inactivity such as prolonged bed rest or sitting.
Trigger Points can produce local pain as well as referred pain within the body, and they are often the cause of pain and reduced range of movement. Referred pain is pain that occurs in an area that is away from the trigger point.

  • Active Trigger Points are points that are always tender and can refer pain at rest. These points are also very painful when pressure is applied.
  • Latent Trigger Points are points that do not hurt until pressure is applied. Latent Trigger points can also produce referred pain.
  • Satellite Trigger Points are trigger points that occur in the muscle area of the referred pain area of another trigger point.
Trigger Point pain can present as a sharp pain, a dull ache, tingling, pins and needles, hot or cold. They can also create symptoms such as nausea and fatigue. Clients with trigger points can also experience increased muscle tension and muscle shortening, restricted movement, lack of flexibility, muscle weakness, and join pain.

Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy:

There are many benefits of trigger point therapy, the list would be long, but here is a list of just a few.
  • Relieve headaches
  • Alleviate neck and back pain
  • Increase flexibility
  • Increase range of movement
  • Release muscle tension
  • Relieve joint and muscle pain
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduce stress and anxiety levels
  • Increase general wellbeing

What to Expect from Treatment

You can experience pain relief after your first treatment, however sometimes several treatments are needed before pain starts to diminish. Soreness is usually experienced for one to two days after treatment, and this will usually cease after the first few treatments. You may feel lethargic and experience fatigue after a treatment. Trigger Point Therapy is not a relaxing technique. It can produced discomfort when pressure is applied and it requires good communication throughout the session, and for you to advise the level of pain and discomfort on a scale of 1-10. You will be in control, and do not have to experience excessive levels of pain.

Give me a call or send a message below - I am happy to answer any questions you may have.



Qualifications Details:
Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT50302
Senior First Aid

Association Membership:
Massage & Myotherapy Australia


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