Trigger Points That Cause Knee Pain


Knee pain is common and annoying. You don’t have to be an athlete to suffer from it, and often a lot of that pain comes from problems within the muscles. People suffering from degenerative knee conditions can often also find relief with some soft tissue work. Trigger points are a real thing and they need […]

Trigger Point Charts

Here is an old but great website that explains all the trigger points in every muscle…it also shows where the pain may be referring too. A little gem. Look up the chart to find where your pain is, and you will see a few muscles that may be the cause. You will then find out […]

Calf Trigger Points


The calf muscles, which consist of the gastrocnemius and the soleus is a muscle we use every single day, all day. there is a lot of pressure on it, and as a result can have a tendency to get tight and develop trigger points. As we have learnt previously on LaurenS Fitness trigger points aren’t […]

Trigger Point Therapy Shoulder

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If you like this post and suffer from muscle and joint pain, then you need to check out the Ultimate Self Massage Guide. It details exactly how to release all the important muscles in your body with a tennis ball and foam roller. This knowledge will enable you to treat your own pain at home, […]

Trigger Points Chart


We have talked a lot on Laurens Fitness about trigger points and how they can cause you pain. A trigger point is an area of the muscle where is has become over active and tight. This point cannot relax and stays contracted and active. You can have pain from trigger points in the area they […]

Tennis Ball Massage Part 3: Upper Body


Your lower body should be loose as a goose right now. It’s time to move onto the upper body. If you haven’t done so already read Part 1 and Part 2, to find out all you need to know about trigger points and how to work them in your lower body. Part 2 also gives […]

Tennis Ball Massage Part 2: Lower Body


As a general rule, when working, lifting and exercising we are stressing the same muscles and movements. This repeat stress can lead to overworked muscles and consequently tightness and trigger points. I don’t need to go through this again though, it’s all covered in Part 1. The lower body has many common trigger points. Most […]

Tennis Ball Part 1: A Tool You Never Knew You Had

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Feeling sore, tight and fatigued? You’ve stretched until the cows came home but you really don’t feel any better. You’ve deloaded, done your recovery session, even taken a hot bath. You know what you need is some deep, hard, painful soft tissue work. Oh how nice a massage would be right now. The problem is not all of us have the time or the money to invest in some good soft tissue work. Want a cheap yet extremely effective way to get rid of your aches and pains? Go out to your backyard and steal your dogs tennis ball…with a little understanding and application, this little baby is going to become your new best friend.

Foam Rolling: Get On It


Massage therapy is a necessary part of recovery and adaptation, but it can make a massive dent in the hip pocket. If you want an easy, cheap, and effective way to relieve the aches and pains that are slowly building up against your body, look no further than your own long, round and hard piece […]

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook


If you have found some success with the tennis ball articles, then this is a book that can really help you get even more pain relief. It will help you target all the trigger points, which is the hardest thing to do. It is well written and easy to follow, and gives you a comprehensive […]