A type of manual therapy that focuses on detecting and releasing trigger points is trigger point therapy. Trigger points, found in the skeletal muscle, are spots that cause pain when squeezed. As a result of damage to the muscle fibers, trigger points develop in several cases.
Trigger point therapy is also known as myofascial trigger point therapy or neuromuscular therapy, and is usually used to treat pain-related disorders. A variety of methods, including massage therapy, chiropractic treatment, and dry needling, can be used to release trigger points.