Trigger Points & Women’s Health

The next Women’s Health workshop will be in Vancouver BC.

This 6 hour, CE workshop is suitable for massage therapists, yoga therapists, bodyworkers, physiotherapists, and other interested fitness and health professionals, who desire some in-depth instruction on locating and treating myofascial trigger points.

It may also be open to female laypeople who’d like information on how to treat or self-treat these all-too-common issues.


This workshop specifically addresses symptoms that many women present with, such as migraine, bladder issues (urgency, frequency, leakage, nocturia), painful periods (dysmenorrhea), dyspareunia, bowel symptoms (including IBS), pregnancy-related pain, and more.

The muscles we will examine –

We will be locating and treating TrPs in the trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, temporalis, pectoralis major, quadratus lumborum, rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, and external obliques. Attendees will also practice palpation techniques to discover and treat TrPs in the hip adductors, and gluteal muscles.


We’ll also discuss how to treat intrapelvic/pelvic floor TrPs, and their effects on the pelvic/genital/rectal and urinary tract area.


Whats Covered
  • detailed palpation techniques of muscles for trigger points, treatment techniques, post-treatment protocol, latent/active TrPs, contraindications.
  • demonstrate how TrPs play a major role in common symptoms we treat such as headaches, migraine, groin pain, IBS, diarrhea/constipation, loss of appetite (anorexia), levator ani syndrome and proctalgia fugax. As well we will cover female-specific symptoms that include; breast pain, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), dyspareunia (painful intercourse), bladder symptoms, urinary tract symptoms and pregnancy related symptoms.
  • discuss the muscles that play a causal role in these issues – and how to deactivate the involved trigger points.
  • demonstrate how exercise affects trigger points in these muscles.
  • protocol for rehabilitating the TrP affected muscle.
  • the effects of heat/ice on TrPs.
  • how stress, medications, over-use, trauma and skeletal abnormalities affect TrPs.

Course duration: 6 hours.

Certificate of Completion will be issued

CSEP 6 CE Credits (Category G)


Open workshop for women.

Upcoming Events

Fredericton, NB, Canada

Date: 2019 Dates TBA

Dates and other details to be posted here soon.

1-day workshop. 6 hrs.
CSEP 6 CE Credits (Category G)
Presented by: William Huhn
Venue: TBA
Registration Fee: $200.00

Certificate of Completion will be issued.

Prerequisites: Currently certified health/wellness professional

Vancouver BC Canada

Date: March 3 2019

Sunday, March 3, 2019.

1-day workshop. 6 hrs.

Start: 0930  End: 1630
CSEP 6 CE Credits (Category G)

Trigger Points & Women’s Health Workshop
Presented by: William Huhn
Venue: Roundhouse Centre (Meeting Room Rental at the Roundhouse)

181 Roundhouse Mews , Vancouver, BC

Registration Fee: $190.00

Certificate of Completion will be issued.

Prerequisites: Open to all women who have reached the age of majority.

Hong Kong

Date: 2019/2020 Dates to be Announced

Hosted by: Happiness Yoga Ayurveda HK

Presented by: William Huhn

Venue: Happiness Yoga Ayurveda Studios. Hong Kong

Prerequisites: Open to all women who have reached the age of majority

Certificate of Completion will be issued.