Meet the 16 Muscles Causing Your Head Pain

OC TriAthlete Massage Pain Relief for Head Pain.

Do you get frequent headaches? Are your margarines unbearable? Do you have sinus pressure or Toothache like pain but no cavities? Do you have TMJ or Grind your teeth? Did you wake up with a stiff neck? Do you have Tinnitus (ringing in your ears)? Do you have vertigo or feel dizzy often.? Are you drooling in your sleep or having difficultly swallowing.?

Sometimes the actual problem is not really in your head even though you think it is. Sometimes it's in another area of the body and the pain is referring to the hip. This is why having a skilled massage therapist knowledgeable in referral pain is important.

  1. Sternocleidomastoid

  2. Splenius Capitis

  3. Trapezius

  4. Semispinalis Capitis

  5. Splenius Cervicis

  6. Suboccipital Group

  7. Occipitalis

  8. Digastric

  9. Temporalis

  10. Masseter

  11. Frontalis

  12. Zygomaticus

  13. Lateral Pterygoid

  14. Medial Pterygoid

  15. Buccinator

  16. Platysma


See the referral pain below:


Right after your massage therapy, you will likely feel more relaxed and rested than when you came in. The day after your therapy, you may feel a bit sore. This is actually a normal occurrence for many types of this therapy. During a Therapeutic Massage I utilize cross-fiber friction, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release to "work out " the knots in your muscles. Massage it comparable to a strenuous workout, after which your muscles may be sore. Another factor that can cause soreness after this therapy is dehydration. If your muscles are not hydrated enough to be pliable, they will be sore the next day. That's why we recommended being hydrated for your appointment & to drink half your weight in ounces of water after your session.


Book Your session today and lets create a plan to get your out of pain, get your range of motion back and prevent injury.

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