Myofascial Release for Headaches

15 Feb 2008

Release for Headaches Provides Long Term Relief

Headaches are a common problem among adults for a variety of reasons. There are many ways to address headaches, including over the counter medications like aspirin and ibuprofen, prescription drugs for severe headaches such as migraines, massage, and a wide variety of alternative treatments such as meditation, yoga, and acupuncture.

Myofascial release for headaches is one of those alternative treatment methods that can be used to treat headaches. Often times, these headaches are actually the result of myofascial tissue damage, which can result from inflammation, injury, trauma, poor posture, lack of stretching, psychological stress, emotional stress, and repetitive motions.

Using myofascial release for headaches is an effective way to release those headaches for good. Sometimes when people use treatments like over the counter or prescription drugs for headaches, it’s like putting a band aid over a wound that needs repaired with stitches. 

Myofascial release is a method of hands on therapy which quite literally attacks the scar tissue that may have formed and this helps keep the posture correct, making the fascia and muscle become relaxed again.

This type of therapy is long lasting, providing the client with long term relief of their headaches.

Myofascial release for headaches involves applying a good amount of in the right places to release tension in the muscles and the fascia. Myofascial release is also helpful for conditions such as arthritis, sports injuries, neck stiffness, lower back pain, and shoulder injuries.

Myofascial release also improves circulation in addition to restoring facial health. During a treatment, the patient will feel a good amount of pressure, but it should never be more than they can tolerate, and they should tell their practitioner if it is beyond their level of tolerance.

Sessions last from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on what level of work needs to be done on the patient.

Myofascial release for headaches often involves other body parts that many people would not consider related. For example, a qualified practitioner might do work in the lower back or hip area which affects the headaches. They are well versed in how the whole body affects itself in various ways. Most people aren’t familiar with that, but it is definitely a whole body treatment that might be surprising!

Myofascial release is designed to lengthen and reorganize whatever tight tissue there might be which will lead to a healthier tissue allowing much improved movement. This type of treatment is less conventional but will often relieve headaches long term, allowing for an improved quality of life by the patient.

B Jenings