To the Point! Essential Trigger Points for Massage Therapists (14 CE hours)


July 22-23, 2023

Time: Saturday and Sunday 9-5
Location: Lexington Healing Arts Academy, Lexington KY
Instructor: Amber Davies CMTPT, LMT

Course Description:

This class is a great introduction to the most essential information on trigger point therapy that massage therapists need to treat common pain complaints.

Everybody thinks trigger point therapy is about pressing hard on very tender muscle knots. It’s not. In recent years trigger point therapy has become very popular and even more misunderstood

It is not just about pressing on trigger points or even the referred pain charts. It is about figuring out not only where the pain is coming from, but more importantly why.

As massage therapists, we see all kinds of common pain conditions in our clinics, many of which can be resolved if we take the time to really see the individual in front of us. 

In this class, we will learn which questions to ask, what to look for in a standing postural assessment, and a few simple orthopedic tests that will clarify what tissues to address. We will discuss how to talk to your clients about changing habits and postures that are perpetuating their chronic pain.

Trigger point referred pain and dysfunction patterns from the seven most common pain conditions will be covered in detail.

You will become much more confident treating some of the most avoided, sensitive, and clinically essential muscles; the scalenes, pectoralis major, rectus abdominous, psoas, quadratus lumborum, subscapularis and sternocleidomastoid. You will be introduced to a couple you may not know at all, the splenius cervicus, serratus posterior superior and even a few of hidden trigger points in the muscle you know the very best, the upper trapezius.

Best of all, hands-on trades will be “Therapeutically Delicious” as your partner will practice direct verbal communication and close observation to assess your own personal response to the treatment. This will not be a “no pain, no gain” experience. Even the most sensitive people can benefit from trigger point therapy done well.

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook 3rd edition is required for class (not included in tuition).  Pre-order your copy now at Amazon. We will also have books available for sale before class but reading in advance really helps.

Massage therapists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists only please. Class size limited.

Register online through Lexington Healing Arts Academy or by calling Zack Sneed (859) 252-5656 x 30 or email Zack at

Questions about the course content or anything else? Just call me at (502) 468-1016 or by email at