Lauren Ritz wrote:Related, yes. I talked to a physiologist a few months ago who said I was doing trigger point therapy. I'd never heard of it until then. It could be energy work as well, and in fact I've had people familiar with energy work say that's what I'm doing. I've gotten the same from massage therapists, chiropractors, reflexologists, and a number of other specialties. Kind of a hybrid, maybe. Trigger point seems to be the closest match so far. I haven't moved past hands and feet much simply because I do this on other people and usually in public. The few massage experiences I have had were the same--seek out the congestion and get rid of it. And you're right that it's seldom where the pain is. It works on arthritis, migraines, seems to work on fibro (I never saw her again so I don't know how long it lasted), reduces nausea, and from what I've heard back the pain relief lasts anywhere from a few hours to weeks.
As far as the maps, I can only say that I have found the reflexology, iridiology, (and other) maps to be pretty much useless in what I'm doing. But whatever it is, it works.