There are many levels of severity when we start talking about headaches. As qualified remedial massage therapists and myotherapists, it is our priority to educate you and treat your recurring headaches.
There are many causes of tension headaches and sometimes you may experience a few of them all at once. At Kinetikos it is extremely important to us that we understand not only where the pain is but identify the outliers. We aim to use massage for your headache and muscle tension around the head and neck. Additionally, we want to identify ways in which you can relieve your own headaches and avoid ongoing discomfort.
Release overused neck or shoulder muscles
Release facial muscles from frowning or clenching your jaw
Identify if stress and tiredness has an impact
Help you get help if you are suffering from anxiety and depression, which links to your headaches
Analyse your posture at home or when driving
Consider macro influences such as lifestyle habits that might cause recurring habits
Identify any joint or nerve involvement that may be causing your headache or making it worse
While it can be difficult, try to identify if you are suffering from a ‘normal’ headache or ‘chronic’ headache. It is important that you should seek medical attention if:
The headache comes on suddenly, is very severe, or makes you lose consciousness
Medication doesn't help, or you're needing medication every day
You have had a head injury
You have blurred vision, numbness in your arms or legs, slurred speech, a fever or vomiting.