In addition to minor aches and pains, myofascial tension within the fascial system often causes symptoms in some unusual locations of the body. This phenomenon of pain spreading from a trigger point to another location is called “referred pain” and is dependent on the sensitivity of myofascial trigger points. In fact, many active trigger points are mistaken for “some kind of nerve problem.” For example, sciatica (shooting pain in the buttocks and legs) is often caused by pain in the piriformis or other gluteal muscles, and not by irritation of the sciatic nerve.

DEMOR HotSpot/trigger point is usually found within muscle tissue, but occasionally it may be found within tendons, fascia or even in periosteum (membrane that covers the outer surface of all bones). Within the taut band of muscle fiber there will be a small hard lump or nodule that is quite sensitive or tender to the touch. This nodule is the epicenter of the “HotSpot”.

There are several different types of “HotSpot”/trigger points (Active, Hidden, Connected and Situational) and each has slightly different characteristics:

  • DEMOR Active HotSpot is an area of extreme tenderness which generates heat and electrical impulses. The pain associated with an active HotSpot may feel sharp and/or hot, it is also confined to a localized and isolated area.
  • DEMOR Hidden HotSpot is not readily perceivable to the client, but the possibility of the area turning into an active HotSpot is high because a mass of matted muscle and metabolic wastes have already formed.
  • DEMOR Connected HotSpot is a sensitive spot in a muscle that is aggravated by an active HotSpot or an overworked muscle in another area of the body along axis and planes of movement.
  • DEMOR Situational HotSpot will behave and feel like an active HotSpot until it becomes inactive due to its location in the referred pain region of another active HotSpot.

Persistent and chronic pain syndromes may have many trigger points in many muscles, requiring a series of treatment sessions over an extended period of time.

Patient symptoms often include:

  • The tightness of the tissues that restricts motion or pulls the body out of alignment. Ex. causing individuals to favor and overuse one hip or shoulder
  • A sense of excessive pressure on muscles or joints that produce pain.
  • Pain in any part or parts of the body, including a headache or back pain.

As trigger points have the capacity to change the body’s normal function and range of motion at the referral site, it is essential that they are deactivated in a sequence that promotes multi-planar whole body recovery and symmetry. You may have found that you have already located a focal point for the pain and are able to guide a massage therapist to the trigger point. However, it is more common to be only aware of the muscle tension and general area of pain


What To Expect:

The initial consultation is a focused treatment plan that gathering information to locate, measure,and connect (map) the areas of the fascia that appear to be restricted.

DEMOR HotSpot Mapping Therapy allows both client and therapist to design an integrated therapy program that locate identifiers and variables in range of motion, symmetry, and chronic pain to deactivate persistent pain patterns caused by myofacial tensions.

Bodywork treatment sessions:

  • Last 60-90 minutes per session
  • Are conducted every few days
  • Have a trained therapist provide hands-on treatment in a relaxing, private therapy room
  • Take place over a few weeks or months, depending on the nature and intensity of disability.

“The Results Are In The Experience”®