Vivienne Blackney Massage Therapist. Based at County Chiropractic Scott Business Park, Beacon Park Road, Beacon Park, Plymouth, PL2 2PQ.              Tel: 07905006678
Camomiles: Vivienne Blackney Massage Therapist : 07905006678

Deep Tissue Massage for Headaches

& Migraines

03/01/16 How Deep Tissue Massage can Help

The Symptoms of Headaches and Migraines

Aching head Pain behind the eyes Flashing lights Nausea

Massage can help if you know

The tops of your shoulders are tight (Trapezius muscle) You have tension at the base of your skull (Occiput) You have more headaches since straining yourself during sport or lifting or other physical activity You have noticed more headaches whilst spending hours sitting at a desk or in front of a computer You have been through a really trying time Its been incredibly stressful at work You’ve had more headaches since starting at the gym

Massage can help too:

Remove general tension in the neck and shoulders and base of the skull (Trapezius muscle) Improve circulation in the muscle remove tension in the SCM which can contribute to headaches and migraines Soften trigger points in the muscles which shorten them and affect their ability to work efficiently even in the muscles of the face.

Techniques of massage

Gentle warming softening the area Applying pressure to trigger points (knots in the muscle) getting them to soften and dissolve Stretching

What you may notice after the massage

You feel relaxed and quite tired Your muscles feel a little sore for 24 hours afterwards It feels easier to move your head and neck The Headaches reduce or stop

How many massage treatments will I need?

The amount of massage treatments you need really depends on the individual. How tight the muscles are. How long they have carried the tension and how quickly the muscles respond to the massage. Everyone is different. Sometimes only one treatment is needed, for someone else it could be two or even three.
Massage for headaches and migraines