Do you get frequent headaches or migraines? Do you wake up in the morning with neck pain after sleeping? Do you have pain in the front of the neck? If you answered ‘yes’ to any or all of these questions, Massage Revolution here in Manhattan Beach can help clarify many of the common causes of headaches.
Headaches may seem like a minor complaint, but they cost big in terms of dollars and lost productivity. How many days of work do you think people lose, collectively, due to headaches each year, just in the US? A hundred? A thousand? A hundred thousand? Try 157 million. (Yes, there really are people who track this sort of info.) Want to take a guess at how much that adds up to in terms of absenteeism and medical bills? We’ll just tell you: around $50 billion.
It’s estimated that for around 20% of patients who suffer from chronic headaches, their pain starts in the neck. Tight muscles in the neck are also a common cause of migraine headaches. If you suffer from regular headaches, you probably don’t want to be popping pills all the time, and that’s where we come in. Neuromuscular and trigger point massage therapy is the most effective manual treatment for neck muscle pain and headaches.
Trigger points (sore spots that may radiate pain elsewhere) are common with chronic pain and the causes of migraine headaches quite often. Typically, the trigger points for neck pain are found in the neck itself, and also the upper back. Our specially-trained advanced neuromuscular massage therapists determine where the trigger points are located, as well as where best to apply treatment in order to restore your muscles to their normal, relaxed, pain-free state.
Like many (if not most) complementary and alternative therapies, massage often gets treated like the red-headed stepchild when it comes to serious research. But there are new studies that prove that patients who suffer from neck pain have more pain-free days with high quality evidenced-based neuromuscular trigger point massage and bodywork than those who do not use massage therapy.
The results of these studies help everyone — patients and practitioners — to find the best treatment for optimum results for the most common causes of headaches. While these guidelines are helpful, we custom-tailor the session to your individual needs. Contact us!
500 S. Sepulveda Blvd Suite 101
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266