Jennifer Liu, CMTPT, LMT

  • IL License #: 227016025
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There's a Trigger Point for That!

Being a trigger point therapist is kind of like being a private investigator, digging for clues to reveal the underlying causes of pain.  I will ask my client questions about their symptoms and their daily activities to pick out the prime suspects. I follow that up with a posture analysis and orthepedic testing, and finally compress the muscles to see if the muscle's refer pain pattern is evident.

Patients will often mention other issues they don't think are related to their muscles, to which ...

Being a trigger point therapist is kind of like being a private investigator, digging for clues to reveal the underlying causes of pain.  I will ask my client questions about their symptoms and their daily activities to pick out the prime suspects. I follow that up with a posture analysis and orthepedic testing, and finally compress the muscles to see if the muscle's refer pain pattern is evident.

Patients will often mention other issues they don't think are related to their muscles, to which I will usually respond, "there's a trigger point for that!" 

Trigger point therapy not only relieves pain, but a host of other symptoms. In my practice, in addition to chronic pain, I've successfully treated neuropathy, heart arrhythmia, heartburn, carpal tunnel syndrome, urinary frequency or incontinence, breathing difficulties, vertigo, head fog, watery eyes, bags under the eyes, bunions, gout, nausea, tinnitus, and bursitis just to name a few.

So don't hold back, you might be pleasantly surprised to find there's a trigger point solution to more than just your pain!

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

IL # 227016025

Board Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy

# 1140087

Education
2014

MYO Seminar Series

Trigger Point Pain Relief Techniques - Graduate (168 hours)

2013

The New School for Massage Bodywork and Healing

Massage & Bodywork Diploma Program - Graduate (600 hours)

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Jose Miguel on Jan 11
Jen is a great person, she taught me a lot of trigger points and how to do selftreatment, also for the first time I experienced referred pain and learn about trigger points that were affecting other areas of my body without even knowing.
by Jim on Jan 08
She is wonderful.
by Judith on Jan 08
Jen is amazing-She is very diligent, thorough and careful in her assessment; she shares information as she goes along; and she makes recommendations for simple self care. Jen has incredible technique. She has helped me enormously with ongoing back/shoulder pain. I'm a fan. Thank you, Jen!
by Sandra on Jan 05
Jen is very knowledgeable, professional and easy to interact with.
by Anonymous on Jan 05
I will definitely see Jen again.
by Mary on Jan 04
I had a series of sessions with Jennifer and I'm very much glad I did. She is highly skilled and knowledgeable on trigger points and how they affect your body and cause pain. I'd been to structural therapists, acupuncture, not to mention doctors to find the cause of my strange symptoms. One day someone mentioned Trigger Point therapy to me and I started researching. I got a book and started doing some self care and realized this was likely a big part of my problem. I saw Deanna for my first consultation, but afterward due to their schedules, I saw Jennifer. I would highly recommend them both. Once the trigger points in my head and neck were released, I was back to myself. Jennifer taught me the self care and strategies I needed to keep all those knots at bay.
by Allison on Dec 14
Jen has a great demeanor and treats people with respect. She is also a fantastic trigger point therapist that I have recommended to everyone and has taught me how to treat my own myofascial pain.
by Anonymous on Dec 13
Jennifer was very thorough and professional. I have wanted a detailed evaluation of my posture and imbalances and she did exactly that. I like that she explains what to do and WHY. I look forward to more sessions!
by Myra on Nov 08
Very thorough with her evaluation, treatment, and recommendations for self-care at home!
by Anonymous on Nov 01
Very professional and knowledgeable, she will describe your muscle system easily in a way that explains why the pain is one location and why it is referenced in other areas, and then moves through the rehab process. Recommended.

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Bodywork & Massage

  • Trigger Point Therapy