Trigger Points Definition

A trigger point is a sensitive area in the muscle or connective tissue (fascia) that becomes painful when compressed. Pressing on a trigger point can cause pain and help identify the area in the body generating the pain.

Trigger point myotherapy targets sensitive sites of the body, applying concentrated amounts of pressure to relieve muscle spasm.

Posterior view of the upper body. Pain points highlighted in the neck, both shoulders, both elbows,  and the lower back.
Animation of trigger points on the neck and upper back