Myofascial Therapy and Headaches

IMG_7318-copyTension headaches are the most common type of headaches and they are generally described as a mild to strong pain that feels like a tight band around the head. Myofascial therapy is a massage technique that provides great long term relief for headaches even where other modalities have been unsuccessful.

The fascia is a thin, flexible but strong layer of tissue that surrounds muscles, bones and organs, supporting and shaping our body structure.  Poor posture, stress, injuries to arms ,shoulders, neck or jaw create inflammation causing the fascia becoming stiff,  which limits range of motion of the joints generating headaches. Myofascial therapy restores symmetry, balances muscle tension and eliminates pain, also preventing reoccurring headache episodes. This specific release is performed through light pressure, compressing and stretching the tissues alternatively, to allow blood flow and to regain the natural structure of the tissue. Myofascial treatments are very effective after one or two sessions in most people. They normally don’t cause any post-session pain and they can be extremely relaxing and stress relieving.  This method is also known to facilitate neck and shoulder range of motion, improve chronic stiffness significantly, to manage duration and intensity of migraines and to control temperomandibular joint (TMJ) problems.

Myofascial therapy is a technique recognized under remedial massage, therefore it is covered by most private health funds. Silvia has furthered her education and gained certificates I, II and III in Myofascial therapy in Sydney, where she practiced with peers and trainers in the past few years.