Headaches and Massage Therapy

Headaches are a problem that will afflict most of us, sooner or later. As we go about our daily lives we often find that the pain we feel will diminish on its own or perhaps with just one or two doses of an over-the-counter pain reliever like acetaminophen or ASA. However, if you should find your need for pain relievers becoming regular, you may have an issue best resolved with help from a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).
Specializing in the treatment of a variety of soft tissues, RMTs can help relieve pain – whether it’s in the ligaments of the cervical spine, or in the fine muscles at the base of the skull or even in your jaw muscles, for example. The significance is that all these tissues – and many more – are capable of generating what we commonly recognize as a “tension headache”.
Beyond the basic education in massage therapy, all the RMTs at Back to Health have additional training in Active Release Techniques (ART). ART is a toolkit of advanced skills for manual therapists and they include many dozens of protocols for specific soft tissues in the head, neck and shoulders. These enable our practitioners both to determine the cause of a headache and to treat it more effectively. Therefore, our RMTs can achieve results that often elude ordinary therapists.
So, if you suffer from tension headaches, contact Reception to book an appointment with one of our RMTs today.
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