We just completed the 4th weekend of Triggerpoint Training this past weekend. We covered the muscles of the lower leg, the achilles and the foot. By working the attachments to these various muscles practitioners can help relieve common problems like bunions and shin splints. I wish I had a practitioner available to me back in high school and college. As a soccer player I was constantly tormented by shin splints and had to soak my shins in buckets of ice for hours before and after practice. It was horrible and rarely helped. I also underwent massive foot surgery (both feet, 1st and 5th metatarcil on each) for bunions back in college. I could have avoided both if only I knew about this work.
One of the great things about Zentherapy trainings is everybody receives the work. The format of the Zentherapy trainings (both for Triggerpoint and Bodytherapy) is such that everyone in the class has a partner. For the first half of class one person is pratitioner, the other is client. In the second half of class partners switch roles. That's how each person learns how to give and is able to receive. Even if you have no desire to become a practitioner, I highly recommend going to a training b/c the amount and depth of the work you will receive goes beyond what any practitioner covers for a client in a normal session.
I left Albany, CA (the location of our training) feeling softer, lighter, and full of joy and gratitude. Amazing how much cleaner and clearer my body is now. I also notice how much more "juice" (energy, love) I feel in my body. I'm ready to go out and give.