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Myotherapy was developed by Bonnie Prudden in 1976. The therapy involves applying pressure to trigger points to relieve pain. Trigger points are irritated spots in muscles that are developed when muscles are damaged. When activated under stress, these points can cause mucles to shorten and/or spasm. By applying steady pressure on a trigger point, a therapist can relieve muscle spasm, relax the muscle and connective tissues surrounding it, and thus reduce pain.

Related Categories: Deep Tissue Bodywork, Hellerwork, Rolfing; Structural Integration

Reading: Myotherapy for Pain Relief; Trigger Point Therapy