Trigger point therapy is a technique in which trigger points are located and manipulated to reduce the pain and "deactivate" the point, which is often referred to as a knot. This technique is sometimes also called myofascial trigger point therapy because "myo" means muscle tissue, and "fascia" is the connective tissue in and around it.
This type of therapy can reduce pain, increase movement, and allow the muscles to soften, lengthen, and become stronger.
One of the advantages of Trigger Point Therapy when compared to other massage therapies that are used to manage and treat pain is that it identifies and works very specific points of the body…specifically, those locations where the pain occurs to provide the best method of treatment for the pain.
It's important to note that since it took a while to get the muscle into the knot that's causing deferred pain, it will likely take more than one massage to get rid of it. These points are often areas of chronic "holding," so you will also need to learn how to move in different ways to keep them from recurring