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Headaches

Headaches have many causes. Headaches treated by a Registered Massage Therapist include:

Tension Headache: this most common headache is likely due to chemical changes triggering brain nerves and blood vessels.

Migraine Headache: scientists don’t know exactly why migraines occur, but they probably result from swelling in blood vessels and nerves that surround the brain.

Cluster Headache: these are intense headaches that start around one eye, then spread to nearby areas of the face.

Sinus Headache: due to inflammation, usually in the frontal and maxillary sinuses

RMT Treatment

Registered Massage Therapists may help:

  • Ease pain
  • Decrease stress and anxiety
  • Promote relaxation
  • Decrease muscle tension

Selected Research:

Chaibi, A., & Russell, M. B. (2014). Manual therapies for primary chronic headaches: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. The Journal of Headache and Pain, 1567.
Manual therapies for primary chronic headaches: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. (2015). Sportex Medicine, (63), 7.