Convention Class – Trigger Point

Required Supplies and Equipment

Massage table

Workout clothes or scrubs

Classroom – Garden Room 102

Class begins promptly at 9:00 am Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


After becoming a licensed massage therapist, I felt a lot of joy and pride. I knew that from now, work was a mission, and the mission was to help someone reduce their physical pain. But then I realized that most of my clients were feeling good only at the beginning and were not improving anymore. I realized that I was unable to help them reach the next step in their therapy.

Talking among colleague therapists, we realized that we were all in the same situation. We were feeling frustrated and embarrassed because we were unable to help clients who had trusted us with their problem.

We had a problem and we did not have the tools necessary to accomplish our goals. At that moment it became a priority to invest in our careers. It became a priority to search for the tools necessary to help our clients.

I searched for different classes that could help me advance in my career. I quickly realized that a 6-hour class of a subject that interested me was not going to be enough. In 6 hours, I was able to learn a technique, but I was not able to later approach it in a critical thinking manner because the concept was not yet fully comprehended. I then realized that to invest in my career, I needed to make sure to take courses that were more complete and not just introductions.

Since then I have taken so many courses that have helped me become the therapist that I am today. I have become the therapist that my clients can trust.

A class that really helped me on this process was trigger point. Trigger points are points on the body that reflect pain in other parts of the body. For example, if I have a pain in my shoulder, I can also feel pain in my hand or head. This technique is an excellent tool to use for chronic pain from injuries, including chronic pain from a pathology such as fibromyalgia. Trigger point can be used as a therapy of its own or it can be combined with other techniques.

Trigger point in shoulder

In a trigger point class, you learn how they are developed and how other connective tissues play an important role in the trigger point treatment.

If you are looking for tools that can help you take the next step in your career, I invite you to take a trigger point class.

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Texas Chapter is having their 2019 State Convention in New Braunfels. One of the classes they are going to be offering is a 3-day trigger point class on February 7th through February 9th, 2019.

Take the opportunity to participate in this class and gain the tools needed to take your practice to the next level. See you in class next February.


Course Description

Indira Rubio

Indira Rubio was born in Mexico in 1982 and moved to Houston at the age of 10. When she came across massage therapy she became very passionate about it and decided to become an instructor. She completed her Bachelor in Communications, while simultaneously obtaining her massage therapy license, followed by her instructor license. With over 8 years of teaching experience, Indira is now proficient in techniques such as trigger point, sports massage and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching. She has developed her own rehabilitation techniques and injury management therapies with a high success rate. Her strong entrepreneurship spirit, led her to create Empowerment Multinational Massage Training, a CEU provider company, and Empowerment MMT-Pain and Stress Management, a health center, which combine her two passions. She is currently working on expanding her CEU company as well as her therapy practice.

Course:  Trigger Point

Trigger point therapy is the art and science of treating the myofascial dysfunction in muscles, fascia, ligaments, and tendons due to the presence of Trigger Points. Trigger point work is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.

Course Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to define what a trigger point is and how they affect the human body.
  • Students will be able to list the benefits of trigger point therapy.
  • Students will be able to list potential causes of trigger points.
  • Students will be able to list six major areas that help the muscle system to balance.
  • Student will be able to list differential analysis, activation and corrective action for different muscle groups with trigger points.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in trigger point therapy.