Trigger Point Therapy is an advanced form of bodywork that requires a therapist who is able to identify trigger points, deactivate them, and release them without damaging the fascia. The client may have active or latent trigger points throughout the body. Active trigger points are actively referring pain to the brain either locally or elsewhere. Latent trigger points are are currently not signaling any pain until they are touched.
A session of trigger point therapy usually involves continual communication between the therapist and the client to ensure there the client doesn’t experience too much pain when the therapist finds and presses on a trigger point. Typically, a pain scale of 1 through 10 is used to help the client communicate the level of sensation that they feel when the therapist finds a trigger point.