Tension Headaches and Remedial Massage

March 22, 2015

Tension Headaches:

The most common type of headache usually identified with pressure or pain around the head, temples, eyes or back. Tension type headaches account for 90% of all headaches. Tension headaches are more common in women than men and affect up to 1.4 billion people.


  • Stress usually occurs in the afternoon after long stressful work hours or after an exam.
  • Sleep deprivation
  • uncomfortable stressful position or bad posture
  • irregular meal time
  • eyestrain

Tension type headaches and migraines main cause is teeth clenching which causes a chronic contraction of the temporalis muscle.


People suffering with tension type headaches often use Remedial Massage to relax muscle tension, Craniosacral Therapy to release the jaw and head and Dry Needling to release muscles with active trigger points.


Maintenance, keeping the muscle supple and relaxed with monthly Remedial Massages, yoga stretches and walking can help destress the mind, some people enjoy running, bike riding or surfing to release endorphins in the brain this has a similar effect to morphine. People feel good in the mind and body after exercise. Taking magnesium helps with tension in the muscles, helps with sleep disorders, headaches and migraines.

Surfcoast Massage welcomes people with any tension in muscles or jaw / cranial problems to contact us so that we can assist with getting you back to better health. If you would like further information or to book, please do not hesitate to contact us.