Using massage therapy for the treatment of headaches and migraines

Headaches and migraines plague an increasing number of Australians and can affect everyday living by influencing mood, productivity and overall happiness.

Massage therapy can assist in treating headaches and migraines by:

  • Reducing the duration and frequency
  • Inducing relaxation
  • Reducing “tightness”
  • Relaxing muscle spasms

Treatment mainly focuses on massage of the neck, shoulders and head. It is also important to understand postural issues affecting your legs, hips, pelvis, and back can create the muscular tension at the root of your headaches and therefore a full body approach is required.

A recent study conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association revealed that patients who received massage had fewer migraines and better sleep quality during the weeks they received massage and for three weeks following compared to those who did not receive massage.

Book in with one of our highly trained remedial therapists to help relieve/reduce your headaches or any other aches or pains you may experience.

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