Trigger Point Massage
A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. They are described as hyper irritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers.
Trigger point therapy uses a cycle of compression and release targeted toward these sensitive spots to release the pain and tension associated with it. Deep breathing and active range of motion stretches are often integrated into this therapy as well.