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Focused Treatments For Headaches

Headache relief via cranial trigger point massage is a targeted therapy that uses specific pressure points on the head, neck and shoulders to reduce muscle spasms and tension, alleviate headache symptoms and promote relaxation. 


  • Relieves headache intensity and frequency
  • Eases tension in head, neck and shoulders 
  • Improves blood circulation to ease headache triggers
  • Aids relaxation and reduces stress
  • Supports overall well-being and headache management


After being greeted by your therapist, a short consultation will be held to identify any specific areas you would like to focus on so your therapist can best address your needs. Using gentle to moderate pressure on targeted trigger points on the head, neck and shoulders, your therapist will work to relieve headache symptoms and induce relaxation. You may experience light pain or discomfort at first from the concentration of pressure and the fact that trigger points are quite sensitive. Your therapist will make sure you are comfortable but do communicate with your therapist at any point during the treatment if you need more or less pressure.  


Q: Which clinics offer headache relief treatments? All clinics offer a selection of headache relief treatments:

  • Headache relief via focused deep tissue and trigger point therapy to the upper body is available at Basingstoke Sports Centre, Belvedere House Basingstoke, Winchester and Sherfield-on-Loddon clinics. 
  • Cranial trigger point therapy is available at Reigate, Belvedere House Basingstoke and Basingstoke Sports Centre. 
  • Cranial tui na with eastern acupuncture for headaches is available at Sherfield-on-Loddon only. 

Q: Can cranial trigger point massage be used as the sole treatment for chronic headaches? It can be part of a comprehensive approach, but for chronic headaches, consulting a healthcare provider for a treatment plan is advisable

Q: What should I expect after my treatment? You may experience some temporary soreness or tenderness in the treated areas, but this usually dissipates quickly. Drink plenty of water to help rehydrate post massage. 

Q: Are there any situations or conditions where cranial trigger point massage might not be recommended? We recommend avoiding cranial trigger point therapy if you have any of the following conditions: recent injury to the head or neck, recent surgery to the head or neck, acute infections or osteoporosis. It is strongly advised that individuals with specific health concerns or medical conditions seek guidance from their healthcare professional before undergoing cranial trigger point massage therapy.

Q: Will I need multiple sessions to experience benefits? Some people experience immediate relief after one session, however multiple sessions may be beneficial to maintain relief. The regularity of sessions will depend on the individual- including regularity and severity of headaches experienced. 

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