Massage for tension headaches

Headaches are a common problem and are not usually an indication of a serious health issue. Even so, they can make you feel very unwell and frequent headaches can impact on your quality of life. Although there are other causes of headaches, the most common reason is tension in the muscles of the shoulders and neck. Massage for tension headaches focuses on releasing the tension in these areas.

Massage for tension headaches in Chelmsford

What causes shoulder and neck tension?

This tension may be caused by:

Many people hold on to tension in their neck and shoulders all the time. Some days they are particularly tense and this is when headaches occur. Other people may have occasional tension that leads to headaches.

Massage for tension headaches – how it helps

Whether you have occasional tension, or chronic tension, neck and shoulder massage can help.

Massage helps muscles to fully relax and release the tension. It can also break down muscle “knots”. The correct name for these is adhesions and they are where muscle fibres become stuck together, due to extended periods of tension. When someone suffers from frequent tension headaches, there are usually several adhesions in the muscles of the upper back, shoulders and neck.

Having a massage can give instant relief to headaches and regular massage is effective in keeping the neck and shoulder area tension free, therefore preventing headaches. The headache massage treatment focuses on the areas around the shoulder blades, the top of the shoulders, and the back and sides of the neck.

Book a massage for tension headaches relief/prevention

A tension headache massage is a 45 minute treatment and costs £25.

Fill out the enquiry form and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can with available appointments, alternatively contact me using any of the contact details below the form:

Phone: 07835 346476


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Body Benefits location:
1 Albra Mead
Chelmer Village

Distance/time from nearby places
Central Chelmsford: 3.6 miles / 9 minutes see map
Beaulieu Park: 1.6 miles/5 minutes see map
Witham: 7.6 miles / 12 minutes see map
Danbury 6.3 miles / 11 minutes see map
Galleywood 4.5 miles / 10 minutes see map

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  • The deep tissue massage is incredible value for money, I have no hesitation in recommending Body Benefits to any women looking for massage therapy in a comfortable and relaxing environment.

    Gill Fell Avatar Gill Fell
    March 5, 2023

    positive review  When you come out of a session with Sue you feel so good. Sue always finds the stress points and uses her magic touch to get rid of them. Really... read more

    Heather Wright Avatar Heather Wright
    June 6, 2022

    positive review  Absolutely would recommend body benefits. I’ve had a holistic massage and a hot stone massage from Sue. I’ve had them monthly since last year and always leave feeling so relaxed,... read more

    Lisa M An Avatar Lisa M An
    April 1, 2022
  • positive review  Totally recommend this lovely woman. I've a deep tissue massage nearly every week , my shoulders and back are really bad . excellent every time I see Susan 😀👍

    Sharon Gold Avatar Sharon Gold
    March 30, 2022

    positive review  Excellent Massage, will definitely keep coming back !

    Mona Silalahi Murphy Avatar Mona Silalahi Murphy
    September 25, 2021

    positive review  Had a wonderful massage, really released tension in my neck and shoulders and felt the effects long after too. Would definitely recommend!

    Maria Antoniou Avatar Maria Antoniou
    March 5, 2020
  • positive review  It was lovely to have a massage with Susan. She took her time, her room was very calm and relaxing and she found a few knots close to my neck... read more

    Helene Musso Avatar Helene Musso
    February 6, 2020

    positive review  Had a fantastic shoulder and neck massage. Sue concentrated on a couple of areas of tension, really easing those knots. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding session with Sue and... read more

    Debra Glover Avatar Debra Glover
    January 22, 2020

    positive review  I had an amazing session of aromatherapy massage today. Sue was very nice and welcoming 😘

    Umm Angel Avatar Umm Angel
    January 18, 2020