This is alternative therapy that focuses on detecting and releasing trigger points in skeletal muscles. A trigger point is an area of local sensitivity and indicates a build-up of metabolic waste. It is usually a very small sensitive point and can sometimes refer pain to other areas. When these points are active they can prevent full lengthening of the muscle, weaken the muscle and usually refer pain to other parts of the body. Releasing these points through isolated pressure alleviates pain and discomfort.