A Massage Therapist's Guide to Treating Headaches and Neck Pain

The massage therapist's guide to treating headaches and neck pain is a practical guide for the massage therapist to assist them in identifying appropriate massage treatment for those experiencing headaches and neck pain. The book describes the most common headache types and causes for neck pain that can be effectively addressed with therapeutic massage and associated methods easily incorporated into massage. Assessment procedures are provided both to identify appropriate treatment and to alert the massage therapist to more serious conditions that could be responsible for the symptoms and require a referral for further diagnosis and treatment. Protocols for treatment using massage and other soft tissue methods are provided. The text is written in a practical way that is user friendly.

Incorporates a Companion website with videos demonstrating the palpation and treatment methods.

224 pages 183 ills



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  Key Features:
  • Abundant illustrations and photos .
  • Easy reference, easy language .
  • Companion website with videos demonstrating methods and technique, such as: massage of face and head, massage of neck; and treatment of breathing pattern disorders and headaches .
  • Written by two world-renowned authors


Dr. Leon Chaitow is an osteopathy and naturopath in London in both the private and national health sectors. Leon, born in South Africa in 1937, his uncles and cousins were osteopaths, and he became interested after having several excellent experiences when treated by them as a teenager, following falls and sporting injuries. Currently he is a Senior Lecturer and Module Leader for the University of Westminster's Complementary Health courses for the undergraduate and Master's programs since 1994. He was awarded Honorary Fellowship for 'Services to Osteopathy & Complementary Medicine' by , the University of Westminster in 2005.

See Dr. Chaitow's website http://www.leonchaitow.com/


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