Marshfield Welcomes A New Therapist: Caroline Miller

New Marshfield Team Member

Caroline Miller has joined our team and we couldn’t be more excited. She brings a wide range of talents and skills to our downtown Marshfield location and we know you will be happy with her great massage skills.

Caroline has worked as a hair stylist in Milwaukee for over a decade, and she brings her deep background in customer service with her as she begins her new journey in massage therapy. As an Associate Level therapist, she looks forward to growing her skills in relaxation, energetics, and therapy. Caroline will be training this September and will be able to provide waxing, facial, and body wrap services as well as massage later this fall.

She has already won over several clients. In the last week alone here is some of the feedback we have heard from her clients.

“She’s my new favorite!” 

“I will be back!”

“What a wonderful addition. You guys always find the best massage therapists around.”

“Her massage reminds me a lot of Joan Weber’s.”

 

 

Caroline is available for daytime, evening, and weekend appointments in our Marshfield location only.  To Learn more about her, check her bio on our Meet Our Team Page.

 

Associate Level

We haven’t had a new Associate Level therapist at Back To Bliss in a couple of years, so take advantage of her great prices to get to know her. Associate Level is an experience designation at Back To Bliss and we have set our Associate Level as our lowest price.  For more information on our price levels see the following link to a video on the topic:

 

 

Considering A Career In Massage Therapy?

A Local Opportunity

Back To Bliss is offering a class that was developed by a massage therapy school as a ‘first look’ into the career. When potential students would question whether or not they were ready to commit to a full year long massage therapy program, the school would steer them towards a version of the 15-hour course we are offering. Let’s face it, the commitment of time and money is often scary. Many potential students know they like to give back rubs to family and friends, but they have very little real experience or knowledge about professional massage. This course is the answer to these questions. It was designed to teach a full body oil massage in a group setting.

Students expressing any interest in Massage Therapy as a career can get an authentic experience of what it would be like to give massages as a professional. Taking this course will give enough experience to confirm or remove any doubts about massage as a career before students take the large step of committing to a full program.

Course Details

The course material covers a full body oil massage on professional tables. It is a public class for all ages. Minors under the age of 18 can attend with parental consent. We actually encourage parents to take the class with their child so they can talk about the career choice together. You can also find an online link to information regarding this massage course below:

Several people have expressed interest in this course already, but the dates we have scheduled for our first run don’t work for them. If you also interested but looking for other times that work for your schedule, please contact us with what does work for you so we can set up a second course time that does work for you.

Currently Scheduled

Choose from any of the following three six week sessions.

Session 1: 3/22 – 4/7 – Wed and Fri nights from 6:30-9 @ YRC

Session 2: 4/25 – 5/30  –  Tuesday nights from 6:30-9 @ YRC

Session 3: 7/2 – 8/6  –  Sundays from 3 – 6:30 @ Colby

 

6 classes. 2.5-3 hours each.

Fee: $125 / person or $200 / couple if signing up together.

Now Hiring Therapists For New Wausau Location

A New Facility

Monica and Josiah Have been looking for new opportunities to grow over the last several months. Finding all the right pieces to grow has and continues to be the dictating factor for opening our next facility. Enough pieces have fallen into place that we can announce our intention to open in Wausau.

The facility we have in mind would duplicate the size and tone of our Marshfield Satellite. To begin, we would develop it as a wellness spa; with yoga, salon, skin, and nails all as future options. The facility lies on 17th right across from Marathon Park. Everything is set for us to sign a lease except for new staff. If we can find two full-time massage therapists or the equivalent to join our Wausau Team, we will open later this spring.

Massage Therapists Needed

Who would fit in well with our Team? Back To Bliss is a facility that honors the individual strengths of our team members. We offer a wide array of massage techniques from deeply technical therapy to blissful relaxation. As a facility we allow you to focus on your strengths. Our team will help direct clients to you that best fit your strengths. We create a team environment that is client service oriented, not competitive amongst therapists.

Through cooperation and professional teamwork, we build a much more powerful experience for our clients. This means we are looking for long term career minded therapists as well as team oriented ones. Our system of pricing on a leveled bases helps therapists receive timely raises. It also provides information on the experience level clients should expect when they choose a provider. This clarity honors both our team member’s growth in their careers as well as client preferences on price and experience.

We look to attract long-term relationships with clients. We are not a resort spa or a medical clinic, but a facility focused on balanced wellness; providing great clinical massage therapy in a spa-like atmosphere. Our multiple facilities, with their different departments, offer options for our clients to pursue wellness on their own terms as part of a lifestyle focused on health and happiness. To this end, therapists that can build positive therapeutic relationships with their clients find our philosophy and tone a good match. If you are solely focused on specialty populations or have no interest in building longer term clients, then you will find a better home elsewhere.

 

Training & Perks

While still a small business, Back To Bliss offers support that many employers do not for massage therapists. We have regular team meetings with in-house education. We encourage you to trade and learn from other therapists during your down time. Public classes taught by in-house teachers all have discounts or are free to team members. This summer we are offering yoga, Bach Flower, Your First Meditation, and Reiki Certification classes to name a few of the options for staff. As a whole, the potential for your personal growth in our team atmosphere is a real part of why people stay with us.

Our philosophy is based in holistic wellness and the atmosphere we create for our team members is as relaxed as we can make it while still holding accountability for success and professionalism. Our focus on your personal growth is great for self-motivated people who want to learn their craft and then learn how to help more and more people. We offer flexible schedules, phone app based schedule and online booking system, significant levels of autonomy/respect/responsibility, and support. In short, you need to have a relatively stress-free work environment to grow and provide stress relief to our clients.

We offer commission based pay for both retail and services. All new team members have an hourly minimum wage as they build their clientele and will receive whichever is greater, their commission amount or their hourly. This supportive structure eases the transition into any new facility while client relationships are built.

We are a profit share based model. Everyone earns their regular wage for work, and as each facility reaches higher levels of success, larger and larger portions of profit will be returned to the team members. We all share in the success of positive work habits. Profit sharing is available after 2 years of employment.

To Learn More

Contact our front desk at 715.316.0040. Our receptionists will provide you with an email to send resumes and give your contact information to our Owners, Josiah & Monica. Training begins asap at our Colby location.

Bodyworkers Share Begins

Hands & Hearts – Bodyworkers Share

Join us this fall for Back To Bliss’ Bodyworkers Share. This is an open group for any currently licensed Bodyworker, Massage Therapist, or Alternative Modality provider. During this share, we will begin with a small discussion to set our intention and talk shop. Once we divide ourselves up for the trade, we will each receive a 45 minute service from another participant. Unstructured time is allowed at the end of each share to drink tea while we socialize and process the experiences from the trade together.

What is a Bodyworkers Share?  

A Bodyworkers Share is a group that gathers to support, inspire, and build their local wellness community. In particular, the massage and bodywork profession often lacks community where we can set up a variety of 

As all groups, it is what the members make of it, so come with questions and help us build a wonderful space where massage, and all those who bring the healing power of touch, are celebrated.

What is Hands & Hearts?

Hands & Hearts is a program organized around the idea of increasing our local area’s touch literacy. Sponsored by Back To Bliss, it has various facets including teaching friends and family how to give each other massages, supporting  local professional bodyworkers and a charitable program aimed at helping to provide bodywork to underpriviledged community members. Follow this link to see our complete program options and get involved.

When and Where

This share is 100% free, and will happen every four weeks on Sunday nights from 7:15-9pm. Each Share is hosted at Back To Bliss where we can enjoy the professional setting. We are hosting this event at both the Colby and Marshfield locations to make it easily accessible to a larger area. Tables and linens are provided by Back To Bliss. You may bring your personal oils and accessories as desired.

2016 Colby Dates:

  • Sunday October 23rd @ 7:15-9pm
  • Sunday December 18th @ 7:15-9pm

2016 Marshfield Dates:

  • Sunday September 25th @ 7:15-9pm
  • Sunday November 20th @ 7:15-9pm

Registration:

Please call or go online to reserve a spot for each month’s share. We are currently limited to 10 participants. Call 715.316.0040 to speak to a receptionist or go to http://www.secure-booker.com/division/Classes.aspx and search for the dates you are looking to register for. Feel free to send questions and comments to Monica at the bottom of the page.

Training Announcement – Craniosacral Class

Three Therapists Attended Training

This August, three massage therapists at Back To Bliss attended a weekend certification course in Craniosacral Therapy.

Sarah, Jodi, and Rachelle getting their CEU's.

Sarah, Jodi, and Rachelle getting their CEU’s.

What Is Craniosacral Therapy (CST)?

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Simply put, there is a deeper and more subtle pumping system in our body than the heart and cardiovascular system. That more subtle system surrounds the central nervous system and brain. Just like muscles all over the body tighten in response to stress, so too do the fascial linings of this deeper pumping system. When the pumping system that cleanses, nourishes and detoxifies our central nervous system starts getting wear and tear due to the accumulation of stress, all sorts of negative symptoms can spring up.  In many ways the fluid of this pumping system can be likened to the oil in our car. If it doesn’t get processed via a healthy pumping action it will stark to get gunky and then our entire central nervous system will run sluggishly. Since this system nourishes our nervous system directly the list of symptoms a good craniosacral treatment can help benefit is quite wide and profound.

What does it help?

According to Dr. John Upledger, a pioneer and leading american trainer, craniosacral therapy is ideally suited for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, headaches, chronic middle ear infection, pain, and general health maintenance.

It is recommended for autism, fibromyalgia, heart disease, osteoarthritis, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic sinus infections, and gastroenteritis (inflammation of the lining of the stomach or small intestine). It is also used with other therapies to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, back pain, and menstrual irregularity. In addition, other craniosacral practitioners have reported benefits for eye dysfunction, dyslexia, depression, motor coordination difficulties, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), hyperactivity, colic, asthma in babies, floppy baby syndrome, whiplash, cerebral palsy, certain birth defects, and other central nervous system disorders. 

Craniosacral Training Supplies

How does it differ from other massages?

As with most specialty massage techniques, the way that you are touched and what body parts the we focus on depends on the result we are looking for. With craniosacral therapy, there are several key notes that make it stand out.

  • The touch is feather light. This massage taps into a very subtle rhythm and facial system.  A very light touch is often best because it is enough to create a strong result, but also not so strong that we distort your natural rhythms through our work.
  • The service is most often done fully clothed. As a predominantly fascial massage we want our hands to be slightly tacky and to hold on the skin instead of to slide along it as we do with an oil massage.
    • We can access all of the body parts we need through the clothing. Without the concern of oil ruining your clothing, we can do everything we need without the need to remove clothing.
    • You certainly can remove belts, shoes, jeans and other obstructive clothes for comfort, but disrobing is not a necessary part of the service.
  • The service is aimed at opening the cerebrospinal fluid system. Most of the massage will be focused on the head, face, and spine because this is where we can most easily affect that system.
  • Part of the science of this modality is for us to use your body’s rhythms and pulses to help find obstructions in the cerebrospinal system. This means that we may move your limbs in repeating rhythms, circles, or other patterns to feel for asymmetry and other disturbances in your cerebrospinal rhythm. Very often we will work in repeating patterns of movement as well as long holds to bring awareness and healing to your cerebrospinal system.
  • These services can often be very long. A 90 minute session is very common. At Back To Bliss, our services only extend to 2 hours, but at many other facilities a 3 hour craniosacral therapy session is normal. We recommend testing this modality out for a 60 minute service first. If you like it, then you can extend the times to the recommended 90 minute session as desired.
  • The teatment is very blissful. The quiet, gentle and rhythmic nature of this massage combined with the genuinely amazing experience of feeling myofascial releases in your body is entrancing. Very often clients will become so absorbed in the internal experience that they will completely lose track of time.
    • As a side note, I have had many clients get mad because they think their massage was cut short when in fact it was extra long. This happens often due to the deep trance like focus experienced during this massage.
    • I have personally had this experience. My session felt like it was only ten minutes long when the therapist took her hands away and said thank you. Basically, the first ten minutes that I remember was how long it took to pull my mind in. The service kept my mind engaged fully until the very last touch and I completely lost connection with the passage of time. It was amazing.
  • As with most specialty massage types, these will have compounding effects when received in a series.

How to Get One?

At Back To Bliss we currently have five massage therapists that are now trained in this service.

  1. Josiah
  2. Carrie
  3. Jodi
  4. Rachelle

Please call our front desk line at 715.316.0040 or go to our online booking system to schedule today.

Signature Scent Vata Trimester

With October quickly approaching,Vata Season is upon us.  At Back To Bliss, we are attempting to bring the natural Ayurvedic cycles of nature into our programming. With three main phases of the year, we are bringing you programming based on Trimesters, four months to each season.  This usually includes and down cycle for the last season and the uprush of new energy for the next season.

Vata Season is October through the end of January.  Being some of the coldest months of the year, this time of year often leaves us feeling drained and down. On a deeper level our body is transitioning for the wintery weather ahead.  Our skin may start to dry out due to the changes in the temperature, humidity or just the additions of the seasonal winds.  The dust, mold, and allergens are starting to build in the air and clog pores or respiratory systems.  In order to balance with these changes we should add some warm and comforting scents to our routines.  Emily has formulated a blend to do just that!

Orange, Cypress, Ginger and Ylang Ylang all blend together for a warm and inviting scent that provides energetic balance for the season ahead.   Orange is great for fighting depression, a diuretic, and helps to calm nerves.  Cypress helps boosts the immune system, helps us to fight respiratory issues, it speeds up wound healing, and soothes skin conditions.  Ginger aids in calming digestive issues, it is a great anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and stimulating agent that gets the blood pumping.  Ylang ylang will help balance and soothe the warmth of this oil, it’s an aphrodisiac and helps to calm the skin and our soul.

Using our Signature Scent in a massage oil and regularly getting massages during the whole season can help you better transition from the heat of summer to the cold of fall. It will help you to dispell the gloom on your spirit that often comes with a decrease in daylight and a restriction to the activities of summer.

Our Signature Scent for this Vata Season has been added to several products. These products have been created to help complete your wellness routine and focus it for this seasons stresses.

Emily’s suggested use:

After a massage: with the Signature Scent oil, take Signature Scent epsom salts and place 2 cups in a warm to hot bath.  Relax for 20-30 minutes.  After use 2 tbsp of Signature Scent oil to moisturize before towel dry.  Sleep well

To start your day:  Dry brush in the direction of the lymph nodes (toward the heart or watch the video), Shower and use 2 Tbsp of Signature Scent oil after showering and rinse off or blot dry.  Allow oil to soak in before dressing.

Kinesio Tape Training

On Wednesday July 29th, 2015, Carrie, Crystal, and Emily will be going to a training on Kinesio Taping.

Kinesio Taping is the application of special tape that will help to heal injuries by increasing circulation and lymphatic flow as well as support the muscle while the injury is acute. If you commonly sprain or strain muscles, this will help cut down recovery time and help you get back to your workout/ training quickly. The benefits to athletes are tremendous and include faster healing, and the added benefit of supporting injuries – sometimes providing enough support so that you can continue to train while healing. Another great benefit of Kinesio Taping is that it is something that you can do at home to help reduce the costs of therapy.  By buying your own tape and having our therapists show you how to apply it at home you can take your health into your own hands.

Combining Kenesio Taping with massage will increase the therapeutic effectiveness of our services.  We will be running a post training special during august to help our therapists practice, so look for it this August.

Student Massages Are Back!

From now until the end of September we are hosting another student massage therapist at Back To Bliss. Valerie Krause of Spencer will be available on Friday afternoons from 2-7 pm to offer her already great skills for massage.

She will be offering the following services at the Colby location, all bookable online or at 715.316.0040.

  • 30 Min Student Massage – $20
  • 45 Min Student Massage – $25
  • 60 Min Student Massage – $30
  • 75 Min Student Massage – $35
  • 90 Min Student Massage – $40
  • 60 Min Pregnancy Massage – $24
  • 60 Min Hot Stone Massage  – $30

Students offering their massage services at Back To Bliss are in their last section of schooling to become licensed massage therapists.  They are looking for experience, but have all the skills needed to give a wonderful massage. Student’s rates are drastically reduced to honor both their experience level and the need to give them some experience.  Book yours today, these prices are unbeatable and won’t last long!

 

Reflective Analysis: Foot Reflexology

To finish up our discussion on reflections within the body we will examine foot reflexology. For those who do not know what foot reflexology is, it is basically a specialized foot massage that was developed in the US during the 1930’s. What separates it from regular massage is the intention of whole body therapy through the reflections we have been talking about and massage that often includes more repetitions and deeper pressure points over the entire foot.

The ‘map’ that shows what parts of the foot reflect to different parts of the body retains the actual layout of the organs as they rest near and on top of one another. Foot reflexology is a great example to showcase Fact 3: spatial relationships are often retained in the reflected body part.   There is an easy way to see what I am talking about.  Have a friend stand ten feet away from you while you sit on a chair in front on them.  Lift your foot so that your toes line up with their head and your heal lines up with their hips.  The head reflects to the toes, the chest reflects to the ball of the foot.  The abdomen is reflected in the arch, and the hips reflect in the heel.

So, when massaging the foot, redness, tightness, numbness, or pain with the application of pressure indicates dysfunction from the body being reflected onto the feet.  When there is pain in the ball of the foot it can indicate lung, rib, or heart issues are present.  Pelvic issues can reflect to pain near the heel and ankle and so on.  The system of foot reflexology uses massage of the feet to stimulate the reflected area and thus help your body heal. This idea of using the reflections to send healing signals into the body instead of just analyzing the reflections is very consistent with the tenants of holism.

The last point I want to make we will call Fact #4: Intuition is a part of most reflective analysis. We started our series by talking about needing shortcuts that summarize vast amounts of information. Intuition is in essence unconscious processing of vast amounts of information. Allowing intuition to bypass the need for us to think through all the information that reflections are giving us allows us to get to the conclusions we need that we may not be able to with just our conscious mind alone. Thus, finding someone who has experience, deep knowledge of the system, and strong intuition can make reflexology, or any reflective analysis, startlingly accurate and powerful. Without any intuition, it can be just a nice foot massage.

Remember: You are whole.  All parts of you are interconnected. What happens to one part of you happens to all of you.

Three Remedies For the Dying

No matter how good our doctors, our diet or our wellness plans are, our bodies will fail us and will one day expire.  As our bodies fail, there can be much pain and discomfort. There can be a dulling of the mind as well as deep emotional strain. Here are three lesser known holistic remedies for the dying that work with us at all three levels: mind, body, and spirit.  Each of these creates connection between the physical process of dying and the deeper mental/ emotional parts of us; allowing greater peace throughout the entire process.

1: Angel’s Trumpet Bach Flower Remedy – Back Flower Remedies are oral remedies that carry emotional intelligence via vibration. They are given in water and taken orally to help all manner of emotional and mental issues. This remedy has the key word of surrender.  This Remedy is good for the entire family whenever there is resistance and denial of the impending transition. It allows the experience of ‘surrendering to death’ to flow more smoothly by helping us to see death as a more spiritual process.  By expanding our perspective we see death as a part of the full process of life and thereby accept the need to surrender to it.   A great deal of emotional distress can be alleviated with this remedy.

2: Homeopathic Arsenicum Album – Arsenicum is indicated when symptoms are ‘worse at night’ and whenever the thought, ‘I’m going to die,’ is present.  It is indicated when there is both vomiting and diarrhea concurrently and the mucus membranes are inflamed. In hospice settings, all of these symptoms are common and this remedy can be considered whenever any of them are present. The more of these symptoms that are present, the more strongly arsenicum can be helpful.

However, arsenicum has a more profound and important use. When given in very high potency, 1-10M, during the last few hours of life, it offers tremendous peace to the person as they pass. One of its key notes is the ability to help us process fearful thoughts about dying. Its helpfulness holds true even with the intense fears that can be present when death is truly near.

Caution: Working with any homeopathic remedy of high potency should be done with supervision by a professional.

3: Massage For Hospice – Gentle touch can be very palliative; easing stress, anxiety, and pain.  Patients report better sleep, clearer minds, and are more capable of processing their stresses after even the gentlest of massage.  While all of these things are a normal part of the massage experience, they are incredibly valuable for hospice patients and their families. Massage releases the distractions of pain and stress from body and conveys compassion in a profound way. These benefits are received even by those who have an impaired ability to communicate.

Remember: Death is a part of life that you will eventually face.  Processing the stresses, emotions, and changes that it brings is vital to staying well.

 

Maximizing Your Wellness Dollars

As a general rule, we like sales. Companies know it and use coupons all the time. I’m not opposed, in fact we offer several discount programs at my wellness centers. They work. They are a benefit to all involved. However, when it comes to getting the most out of the professional services you pay for, there is an important component that most of us don’t pay attention to. That component is the supporting practices and home based activities that you can do to enhance your service. Instead of always looking at ways to decrease the prices of the professional services we buy, we should consider things that we can do at home as another great way to get more bang for our buck.

It means taking personal responsibility for making your visits to the chiropractor, massage therapist, and personal trainer more effective. I can’t tell you how many people rush into a massage service, and then fly out of the building right back to work. They could enhance the benefits of their massage significantly if they built supporting activities into their day that compliment that massage instead of just relying on the service itself to deliver all the results. By simply arranging a few things in your day or week to compliment the goals of your services you can improve the results, shorten the therapy sequences, and reduce the overall cost. This secondary way of maximizing dollars may be the most underlooked way to save yourself some money.

While only you know the major goals of your wellness plan, here are some basic practices to showcase what I’m talking about.

Getting a Chiropractic adjustment? If you get adjusted don’t go to the gym right after. You should avoid intense, jerking, and rough exercises that jar, aler, or disrupt the correction you just paid for.

Getting a massage? They calm your nervous system and increases detoxification. Avoid alcohol, intense stimulation, or anything else that casuses increased stress for 24-36 hours after that massage.

On perscription meds? They need to stay active in your system to remain effective. Plan ahead so you don’t run out. Set an alarm so you don’t forget to take them. You may need to stay on them longer if you don’t let them do their job.

Taking college courses? Do your homework and show up to class. You are only going to be paying on those tuition bills for for the next 10-20 years, so make sure you get every penny worth of knowledge out of those dollars.

Our lives are busy. We are moving fast and getting pulled in a hundred directions. Sometimes we are too busy to clip coupons, even though they are a great way to save money. You may not always find the time to apply the personal practices I am suggesting here, but bringing home a few supporting practices to enhance your professional services makes every dollar stretch further. Take the idea into consideration and ask your providers, and yourself, what you can do at home to support the services you are receiving. In the long run, it will pay off far more than any coupon.

What Is A Trigger Point

Pain is something we all deal with on a fairly regular basis. Today I wanted to discuss a very particular type of pain created by trigger points called referred pain. While it is very common, our lack of understanding how referred pain works causes many of us to suffer needlessly.

Trigger points are very specific muscle knots. There are two important things to know about them. The first is that they are almost always a chronically tight muscle that don’t release on their own. Secondly, we feel the pain they cause in another area of our body. This referred pain is confusing because we try to rub a painful area or put icy-hot on it, but the actual cause is in another area of our bodies altogether. Our efforts to solve our pain don’t work because we don’t realize that the pain we are feeling is referred from a trigger point somewhere else. These two issues are what make them difficult to manage unless you know about their potential.

Trigger points are chronically tight because they are caught up in a positive feedback loop. The conversation between the muscle and brain continues to enforce the need for the muscles to stay contracted. The loop continues to create a state of tightness that can last long after the initial strain that caused it is forgotten. In this way the bruise and inflammation from a fall can heal, but because of a faulty loop in our nervous system, we keep the knot in our muscles long after.

Researchers are still looking into exactly how and why pain is referred from a trigger point to another area of the body. The good news is that trigger points follow a fairly consistent referral pattern. Therapists trained in trigger point therapy have a pretty good road map to follow that leads them to know what specific trigger points can be causing the pain you feel. For example, we know that a trigger point in the front neck muscles can cause a headache that radiates up to the temples and crosses the forehead. There are also several trigger points in the abdomen can cause significant back pain along the sacrum and ribs.

So how do you get rid of a trigger point? The answer is that you have to break the positive feedback loop. In many cases, the feedback loop is the last remnant of an old injury and as soon as the loop is broken the pain can disappear like magic. I have had several clients have “miracle” cures from long term pains after a single session of massage. You break the loop by putting sensation into the trigger point in such a way that the body can reevaluate the communication between muscle and brain. Typically this is done with massage directly on the trigger point or through active slow stretching as from doing yoga.

Caution: Your stubborn pain may only be difficult because you didn’t realize it was referred pain. If you can’t find the trigger point yourself, ask a massage therapist, physical therapist, or chiropractor for trigger point therapy.