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Headache Massage

Two Most Common Headache Muscles

SCM (Sternocleidomastoid)

Common Symptoms of Tight SCM (Sternocleidomastoid) Muscle

  • Common Symptoms of Tight SCM (Sternocleidomastoid) Muscle
  • Tension headache.
  • Muscles tender to touch.
  • Persistent, dry, tickly cough.
  • Nausea and loss of appetite.
  • Seasickness or car sickness.
  • Deep ear pain.
  • Pain in the cheek and molar teeth.
  • Referred eye and sinus symptoms.
  • Dizziness and disturbed balance/vertigo.
  • Pain refers to top of the head, back of the head, cheek and over the top or behind the eye.
  • Sinus congestion on affected side, chronic sore throat from referred pain rather than infection.
  • Weeping and reddening of the eye, blurred vision, drooping or twitching of the eyelid.
  • One-sided deafness or crackling in the ear.
  • Headaches across the whole forehead.
SCM clavicle

How Massage Has helped reduce headaches:

As a recent transplan to the Boise area and a massage therapist I know how difficult it can be to find a highly skilled and knowledgeable LMT. I am so thankful to have found Emily so quickly. She has helped me to get my migraines back under control and even during a flare up has done wonders to relieve my current state of pain and discomfort. She truly has her client’s best interests at heart and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
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Jessica King
Migraine Relief with Massage I’ve been working with Emily for over two years. Prior to that, I was in near constant pain from migraines. My neurologist suggested massage to augment the Pharmaceuticals she was prescribing. After my first couple sessions, my pain had lessened and the frequency started diminishing. Emily’s technique is something I’d never experienced with other therapists. She has a lot of knowledge with how our bodies different processes work together and can often pinpoint where in my body I’m experiencing issues almost as soon as I walk in her office. I’ve been seeing Emily bi-weekly for quite a while and am so happy I found her! I appreciate her flexibility with scheduling and her willingness to provide additional sessions if needed.
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Megan Wright Tverdy
I have been on a monthly plan for over a year and I have seen a significant drop in both shoulder and neck pain. My twice monthly sessions have almost eliminated my migraine headaches, going from several migraines a month to only two in the last year. Emily is a dedicated professional and I would highly recommend her.
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After just two sessions I have dramatic improvement. I’ve been suffering with TMJ for almost two years. Sometimes it was painful to chew, I was unable to open my mouth all the way, and daily headaches were becoming the norm. When I could open my mouth, my jaw would make popping noises. My dentist told me he could make a mouth guard for $800 that I could wear at night. I purchased over the counter mouth guards with hopes of helping me to stop clenching my jaw while I slept, but it did not help. My chiropractor said he was not able to help and referred me to a Dentist who was a “TMJ specialist”, which was not covered by insurance and looked to be time consuming and expensive endeavor. I remembered that a friend of mine told me she knew a Massage Therapist who was able to help with TMJ. Two weeks ago I contacted Emily Boudwin and scheduled an appointment. After just two sessions I have dramatic improvement. My mouth can open wide now and the popping is much less. I’ve not had a headache since I’ve seen her and she taught me massage techniques that I can do myself, in between sessions, that help my jaw relax! I’m very grateful for her knowledge and expertise with TMJ!
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