A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. Therefore, this pain is often described as 'referred pain'. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Trigger points are caused by muscle overuse or injury.
Trigger point work is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness and referred pain. In this type of massage the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.
Trigger point massage can assist in eliminating toxins in the muscles and with the release of energizing endorphins. A significant decrease in pain is often found after just one treatment.
I usually integrate this type of modality as part of other massage therapies depending your specific needs and requests.