HEADACHES - TRIGGER POINT OVERVIEW
Headaches may occur for a variety of reasons and can manifest in many different ways. If you have a severe or unrelenting headache, it is always worth consulting your doctor. Most headaches, however, have an associated element of muscular tension, which may well benefit from treatment of the trigger points.
STEP 1 Study the anatomy and direction of the muscle fibers
Sitting ICT to SCM (delicately find and press on trigger points). Head should be in a nodding forward position, and rotated toward the side of the pressure. Remember that there are a lot of delicate blood vessels and structures in this area of the neck.
Sitting ICT to trigger points within upper trapezius.
STEP 3 Massage area generously
STEP 4 Supine ICT to: cervical erector spinae, and temporalis.
STEP 5 With patient still supine, finish with ICT on posterior points of epicranius (occipitofrontalis).