Massage Therapy for Tension Headaches ......... Perfect Spot No. 1, in the suboccipital muscles of the neck .......... Trigger points (TrPs), or muscle knots, are a common cause of stubborn and strange aches and pains, and yet they are under-diagnosed. The 13 Perfect Spots are trigger points that are common and yet fairly easy to massage yourself — the most satisfying and useful places to apply pressure to muscle.