Interesting. But "a discreet, irritable point" doesn't tell us much really. Wonder what the cause is.
A few weeks back, I was in Vancouver, BC and visiting some skeptics I know up there. I met a massage therapist that had been through a Simon Singh-like court case with the main massage licensing board for exposing woo in his field. He does some editing work for the Science Based Medicine blogs, and has his own website at http://saveyourself.ca/
. I ended up buying his manual on trigger points because I have a huge one in my shoulder that has been bugging me for years. It has all the science we know, with qualifiers, and is updated as new science research is released. He also has an extensive section on how to deal with these trigger points, which I have found amazingly useful. The rest of the website is very interesting and has a lot about sports injuries. I highly recommend it. Plus, Paul is awesome.