Trigger Point Therapy helps to alleviate pain in areas indirectly or directly associated with the pain or discomfort a person is feeling. Trigger points or muscle knots are typically identified as soft spots in muscle tissue that feel like localized cramps. Massage therapists begin by identifying where the patient is feeling discomfort, then administer techniques to help relieve the root cause of clients’ pain. Rubbing and pressing on these trigger points will relieve tension and alleviate pain that the body may be indirectly overcompensating for.