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Explore how massage therapy can be an effective treatment for relieving tension-type and cluster headaches. Learn how posture affects the muscles in the head, neck and shoulders. Discover the common causes, contraindications and how Dimensional Massage Therapy (DMT) can relieve headaches, stress and tension.
As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.
When you finish this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss the broad subjects of headaches including the history, statistics, definitions and common and uncommon examples of headaches;
- State the classifications of headaches with provided examples in each category;
- Explain where each of the neck and shoulder muscles are, where they attach and how they cause headache pain;
- Summarize how to include and perform a hands-on postural evaluation as part of the intake interview process;
- Describe how to work effectively with a client who has a tension-type headache to design massage therapy sessions that will provide the client with relief.
About the author(s)
Nancy W. Dail, BA, LMT, BCTMB has been a professional practicing massage therapist and a member of the AMTA since 1974. She is the founder and director of the Downeast School of Massage (DSM) in Waldoboro, Maine. A leader in her field, Nancy presents workshops internationally, is certified in Orthopedic and Sports Massage, and has developed the working philosophy of Dimensional Massage Therapy as lead author in Kinesiology for Manual Therapies published by McGraw-Hill.
Please note that you must complete each AMTA online learning course and pass the exam one year from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course and pass the exam within one year, you will be required to re-purchase the course.
Online courses expire one year from the date of purchase. When a course expires, you will no longer have access to the course materials and will be required to re-purchase the course.
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This course contains information that is proprietary. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission
of AMTA unless otherwise indicated in the course. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy
regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.
Online courses are non-refundable. AMTA will not cover fees incurred from duplicate payments, insufficient funds, stopped payments or credit/debit cards over