A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. The most common sites of these trigger points are in the neck, shoulders, back and hips, you will a referral pain in other extremities as a result of these knots.
This type of massage is not for all clients, as this focus on releasing knots or tight bands of muscles which will be referred pain or sensation, such as (pain, tenderness, pins and needles, tingling, numbness, and a burning sensation). A trigger point is tight muscle fibre that become sensitive, which prevent full usage of that particular muscle. With all active trigger points have predictable of referral pain and pattern, some are local pain or the trigger point refers to other parts of the body.