Headache Treatment

For more than 6 million Aussies who suffer from common headaches and migraines, taking pain-relieving medications can seem like the only option for relief. As there are so many different types of headaches and so many contributing factors headaches can be very hard to treat and manage. Whether the underlying cause of the headache is stress, workload, lifestyle, heredity or caused be environmental triggers, people suffering from headaches are generally after one thing, quick relief. The good news is that instead of relying on painkillers alone for temporary relief, remedial massage therapy for headache treatment can have remarkable results.

Remedial Massage For Headache Treatment, Can It Help?

Remedial massage therapists target tight muscles in the neck and back and try to release the tension or tightness in these muscles. They use a number of techniques such as trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, cupping and myofascial release to relieve muscular tension, alleviate pain and prevent headaches. When used in conjunction with stretching and targeted exercises, remedial massage can greatly minimise the discomfort associated with tension headaches and migraines. 

A detailed medical history followed by a postural assessment is done in order to access the root cause of the problem. Depending on the outcomes of the assessment, the therapist will use specific treatment which may include:

  • manual treatment
  • gentle mobilisations to align the spine
  • cupping
  • provide home stretches and exercises to strengthen posture and spinal function

For normal stress-related headaches, one remedial massage treatment session can offer instant relief. However, for more severe and persistent headaches, you often need an ongoing treatment plan for long-term headache management and overall health and well-being. We hope this answers any question you have about remedial massage treatment for headaches? If you have any further questions feel free to give us a call.