Deep Tissue Massage
An experienced practitioner of trigger-point focused deep tissue massage, Mark Dodd offers the tightest muscles relief for greater motility and comfort.
A specialist with over 20 years of experience, Mark provides crucial muscular-skeletal relief to the dancers of the Boston Ballet, athletes, and people from around Boston who look to Mark to open up over-used, stubborn muscles from their heads to toes.
Why Trigger Point Deep Massage Heals
Trigger points, or what people commonly consider muscle knots, are extremely irritated spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in tight bands of muscle fibers. Unexplained pain often radiates from these points of local tenderness to other areas of the body, sometimes distant from the trigger point itself; this pain, known as ‘referred pain’, can be relieved through compression of the trigger point.
Physicians, orthopedic specialists, athletic trainers and acupuncturists are well versed
in trigger point diagnosis and therapy, having found the effectiveness of this treatment for a range of muscular-skeletal maladies.
Why Trigger Point Therapy Can Help You
Lack of motility or pain can be caused by a number of factors, including acute or chronic muscle overload, activation by other trigger points, disease, psychological distress and direct and chronic trauma to the region. They form only in muscles, developing a local contraction in a small number of muscle fibers in a larger muscle
or muscle bundle. These, then can pull on tendons and ligaments associated with the muscle and cause pain deep within a joint where there are no muscles.
Even individuals who sit behind a desk all day can benefit from trigger point therapy
that loosens, relives and revives exhausted muscles.
Find out what makes Mark Dodd’s massage the single most effective massage
you’ll ever have.
Mark Dodd will be offering an extended service for massage clients. Starting in November, clients will be able to add Cupping to their services.