Course Descriptions

TPT-220, Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points are a major cause of chronic muscular pain. This course helps the student identify when a TP is responsible for the pain as well as how to successfully release TP in connective tissue. Deep-release methods and supportive work are the focus of this introductory course to deep-tissue massage. Techniques covered include ischemic compression, muscle stripping, muscle energy technique, and positional release to aid in the permanent recovery of soft tissue trigger points.

40 Clock Hours / 3 Qtr. Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Swedish Massage, Kinesiology, or instructor approval