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The 1 CE hour Tension Headaches home study course will introduce you to common types of headaches and how massage therapy techniques can be used to help treat tension headaches. This course covers signs and symptoms, causative factors, contraindications, and assessment and treatment strategies. The text used is an updated excerpt from Celia Bucci's Condition-Specific Massage textbook. This course outlines:
Different types of headaches and how to differentiate between types of headaches
Contraindications and special considerations when treating tension headaches
Client assessment techniques such as questions to ask and ROM testing
Massage techniques appropriate for treating tension headaches and contributing trigger points
Client self-care including stretching and strengthening
You Will Receive:Tension Headaches, an excerpt from Condition-Specific Massage, by Celia Bucci, guide with instructions, exam of 9 questions, course evaluation, certificate of achievement upon completion, and unlimited phone support for any of your questions.
The Center for Massage Therapy Continuing Education, LLC is an Approved Provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB); Approved Provider number 409296-00.
Our continuing education courses are also accepted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and most state boards.
For more information on individual state requirements and approvals, please visit our Approvals page and click on your state.
I like being able to download the course and test online. It is convenient as I live in a rural area. I found the information helpful and pertinent. Many of my clients deal with tension headaches on a regular basis. - Jennifer R.
The information on root causes and trigger points was informative, and this served as an excellent way to get a start in learning about an area I would like to be able to help treat in the future. - Christina J.
I was grateful for all of the different conditions often confused with tension headaches. Would be very helpful and appreciated to have pictures relating to the specific massage protocols for headaches. - Samala H.
The International Headache Society classifies tension headaches as:
A. Primary headaches
B. Secondary headaches
C. Cranial neuralgias
D. Thunderclap headaches
All of the following are muscles with trigger points that refer pain into the head EXCEPT:
D. Splenius capitis and cervicis
Which of the following is a technique that may be very useful in increasing circulation and reducing tension in the scalp?
A. Effleurage to the neck
B. Feather strokes on the scalp
C. Pulling the hair very gently
D. Deep friction on the scalp