Tension-type headache (TTH) is the most common type of primary headache and it represents 47% of headache disorders in adult population worldwide. The cause of TTH has not been established, whereas secondary headaches have a known cause. Most of the patients suffering from TTH are women, with ages around 40 yearsold, with a mild to moderate average headache pain intensity. Manual treatment…

Headaches occur from various reasons. One possible mechanism is increased tension of the subocciptial muscles pressing on the subocciptal nerve.  Performing a self myofascial release (SMR) to the suboccipitals is one method of decreasing tension in these muscles, improving headaches.  If you have tension headaches, physical therapy is highly effective, find one in your area…