Best Massage Tool for Headaches

The Adjustable Neck and Shoulder Four Knob Trigger Point Self-Massage Tool:

I discovered this massage tool last year at a discount store for under $10 and purchased it for my collection of self-massage tools. I didn't have high expectations... BUT it ended up outperforming my $250 Clark Enterprises "Kneading Fingers" machine. This little purchase has been the best investment to relieve migraines! I never would have guessed just by looking at it, but it's amazing!

This handy gadget is the best self-massage tool on the market for anyone who suffers from headaches due to neck tension. It is simple to use and can easily slide into any suitcase or carry-on. You don't need to plug it in or use batteries. All it needs is a gentle squeeze of both hands together. Each knob pulls out and rotates into either a narrow setting or a wide setting.

You can use this product in a number of ways. Depending on which position the knobs are placed in, you can massage your lower cervical region or the upper neck and the area around the first and second cervical vertebrae.

Note how the position of my hands and the direction in which I hold the tool alters which muscles are targeted.

You can have your hands lowered like in the top picture, or you can have your hands above your head like the second picture.

I have found that the most amazing way to use this tool is LYING DOWN using the hand position in the second picture. It feels so good because you can completely relax your head and neck muscles. If you let your head go limp on the floor, you can even provide gentle traction away
from your body which can help reduce headaches and provide immediate relief.

To do this, simply imagine that I am lying down in the second photo instead of sitting.

Feel free to be creative with massage tools. Go easy. Start with less pressure and work your way up in order to prevent doing too much too fast and making yourself sore. If you have an injury or existing medical condition, make sure you get an evaluation from a medical doctor before you attempt self-massage.

If it feels good then it's working! 

If it is painful, you should stop immediately! Simple!

I hope that this article has been helpful to you. I am so happy to be able to provide massage therapy to residents of the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. I have been a resident of Waialua and Haleiwa providing massage therapy for almost twenty years now. Give me a call to schedule your appointment. I look forward to seeing you soon!
Sonia Beauchamp
The Haleiwa Massage Muse
Integrated Massage and Deep Tissue Therapy
in Ka'ala Healing Arts building.