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Headaches and Migraines


Headaches and migraines are very different things. A headache is basically pain in the head caused by

things such as:

  • strained muscles in the neck from poor posture or bad sleeping positions

  • inflammation in the cervical neck joints

  • TMJ (jaw) dysfunction from grinding teeth or clenching

  • environmental factors such as light, noise and chemicals

  • not drinking enough water

  • not getting enough sleep

  • too much caffeine or alcohol.



Migraines on the other hand are usually caused by vascular issues (blood vessels) in the brain that can cause more sever symptoms including: 

  • severe, pulsing headaches that are usually just on one side of the head

  • visual disturbances such as flickering light, sparkles or sensitivity to light

  • Numbess or tingling in the face, head, shoulder or arm

  • Neck pain and siffness




Most people don't realise that soft tissue work and massage to the neck, jaw and scalp can release the tension in your head and get rid of the headache immediately, no drugs required!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Migraines can often be tirggered by neck tightness or inflammation so therefore releasing the muscles of the neck and head can also prevent them coming on in the first place.


At Muscle Therapy Australia we can also get to the root of what may be causing your headaches giving you advice on stretching, strengthening, lifestyle or if it is a more complex issue we can refer you on to the right people who can help you.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Techniques that can help back pain include:

  • Sports & Remedial Massage

  • Active release techniques (ART)

  • Myofascial Release

  • Fascial Manipulation

  • Dry Needling

  • Trigger Point Therapy

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Functional Massage

Book in now and stop living in pain.

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