"Maintaining order rather than correcting disorders is the ultimate principle of wisdom.
To cure disease after it has appeared is like digging a well when one already feels thirsty"
From the Chinese Medical Classic, Nei Jing.
When trauma or overuse creates tension in the muscle, it can cause a Trigger Point (TP). Many times TP's are the cause of muscle pain that can be localized or radiate to different part of the muscle. Deep pressure is applied to release the TP. This therapy is often included in the Swedish/Deep Tissue massage.