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8 Resources on Massage for Headaches and Migraines


Chances are you have a client who is affected by headaches. According to the World Health Organization, headache disorders affect more than half of the world's population.

Research has shown that massage therapy can effectively help treat headaches, including two of the most common types, migraines and tension type headaches. 

We have resources so you can learn to better help your massage therapy clients who suffer from these common headache disorders.

In-Person CE for Headaches

These continuing education courses are offered during the AMTA 2018 National Convention, taking place this August in Washington, DC. You can register for single-day education, or the full convention, and earn 18+ CE credits.

Headaches and Migraines (Hands-On) with Til Luchau
8 CE Credits | Wednesday, August 8 (Pre-Convention)

Cervicogenic Headaches: Myofascial Techniques with Til Luchau
2 CE Credits | Thursday, August 9

A Dimensional Approach to Massage Therapy for Tension Headaches (Hands-On) with Nancy Dail
4 CE Credits | Friday, August 10

Online CE Courses

Helping Clients Manage Migraines
3.0 Credit Hours

Relief within Reach: Massage & Stress
Stress is a common cause of tension type headaches.
2.5 Credit Hours

Articles & Client Handouts

Tackling Migraines Head-on With Massage
Massage Therapy Journal

Massage + Migraine, Tension-type Headaches: Client Handout
Free Client Handout

The Power of Touch for Tension Headaches: Client Handout
Free Client Handout


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