- Allied Health
Massage and myotherapy are alternative forms of treatment that can help alleviate headaches by addressing the root causes.
Massage is a therapeutic practice that involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body to improve health and well-being. Massage can help reduce muscle tension, which is a common cause of headaches. It can also promote relaxation and reduce stress, both of which can help prevent headaches.
Myotherapy, on the other hand, is a form of manual therapy that focuses on the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and injuries. Myotherapists use a range of techniques, such as dry needling, cupping, and stretching, to relieve muscle tension and improve mobility. By addressing the underlying causes of headaches, myotherapy can provide long-term relief and prevent future headaches from occurring.
Both of these therapies can be used to alleviate trigger points within muscle tissue. Trigger points are a hyper irritable area of contracted muscle which often have a referral of pain away from the area. This referral pattern is often the source, or a part of a client’s headache symptoms, especially when they are found in muscles around the neck, face, head and shoulders.
In addition to reducing muscle tension and promoting relaxation, massage and myotherapy can also improve blood flow and circulation. This can help oxygen and nutrients reach the tissues and organs, including the brain, which can help manage headaches and their severity.
Overall, massage and myotherapy are effective and natural ways to alleviate headaches. They can provide long-term relief without the side effects of medication, and can also promote overall health and well-being. If you are experiencing headaches, consider trying massage or myotherapy as a natural and effective form of treatment.
If you need help with treating headaches, contact our friendly team on 8578 6544.