Massage Therapy Specialist

PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists

Neurology Specialists & Headache Specialists located in Atlanta, GA

Massage therapy is not only highly effective in reducing stress and promoting better health, it’s also extremely relaxing. At PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists located in Atlanta, you can enjoy expert massage therapy as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to help you with chronic head pain. Experience the benefits of massage therapy by calling PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists today, or booking an appointment online.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a relaxing and enjoyable treatment, very similar to going for a massage at a health spa. There are many different forms of massage, all aiming to release muscle tension and promote relaxation. Some of the therapeutic massage techniques available at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists include:

  • Swedish massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Trigger point massage
  • Sports massage

The particular kind of massage you need is something you can decide with your provider at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists. They can recommend the best and most effective treatment based on your individual needs.

How does massage therapy help with headaches?

Massage therapy is highly effective for stress relief, and stress is one of the leading causes of headaches and neck pain. Your muscles can become so tense if you have chronic stress that they spasm and start to form knots in the muscle fibers. Massage therapy helps to reduce the feelings of stress and relax your muscle fibers.

Examples of how massage therapy on specific muscles can help with common causes of head pain and headaches include:

Suboccipitals

The suboccipital muscles at the bottom of your skull are often the main cause of tension headaches and neck pain. These muscles are the ones that tend to tighten most when you’re under stress, so massage therapy on the back of your head can help enormously.

Masseter muscle

The masseter muscle in your face is the primary muscle you use when chewing. Tension in the masseter muscle can cause headaches, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Massage therapy can help reduce these painful head and jaw problems by easing tension from the masseter muscles.

Is massage therapy safe for children?

Massage therapy is a very safe form of treatment. Your provider at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists is highly skilled at performing massage on men, women, and children of all ages. They can adjust their technique to suit the needs of even the most delicate of patients.

Even young infants can benefit from skilled cranial massage techniques. If your child is nervous about having massage therapy, reassure them that far from being uncomfortable, massage therapy feels good.

If you’d like to find out how massage therapy could help you or your child with headaches, chronic migraine, or other causes of head pain, call PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists today or book an appointment online.