Migraine/TMJ Massage

Serenity Beyond the Pain: Migraine and TMJ Massages at Relax

In the pursuit of relaxation and holistic well-being, Relax offers two specialized massage modalities that transcend the ordinary – the Migraine Massage and the TMJ Massage. Crafted to alleviate the burdens of chronic headaches and jaw tension, these targeted therapies blend precise techniques with luxurious settings for an unparalleled spa experience. 

Migraine Massage: Unraveling the Layers of Tension

Migraines, characterized by pulsating headaches, sensitivity to light and sound, and nausea, can be debilitating. The Migraine Massage at our spa is designed to provide relief by addressing the underlying muscular tension and stress that often contribute to these intense headaches.

Benefits of Migraine Massage:

Pain Reduction:

The specialized techniques employed during a Migraine Massage target the key areas of tension, helping to alleviate pain associated with migraines. Gentle, yet precise movements work to release tight muscles in the neck, shoulders, and head, providing a sense of relief and comfort.

Stress Reduction:

Chronic stress is a common trigger for migraines. Our Migraine Massage focuses on promoting relaxation and reducing stress levels. The calming ambiance of our spa, combined with the therapeutic touch of our skilled therapists, creates an environment conducive to stress relief.

Improved Sleep Quality:

Migraines often disrupt sleep patterns. By addressing tension and stress, the Migraine Massage may contribute to improved sleep quality. Many clients report a sense of calmness and ease after the treatment, leading to better sleep and overall well-being.

Techniques Used in Migraine Massage:

Focused Neck and Shoulder Work:

The neck and shoulders often harbor tension that can contribute to migraines. Therapists use targeted massage techniques to release knots and tightness in these areas, promoting increased blood flow and relaxation.

Craniosacral Therapy:

This gentle technique involves applying subtle pressure to the head and spine to release restrictions and promote the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. It is particularly effective in addressing cranial tension associated with migraines.


Calming scents, carefully selected for their migraine-relief properties, are infused into the massage experience. Aromatherapy enhances relaxation and contributes to the overall soothing ambiance of the treatment.

What to Expect During a Migraine Massage:

Upon entering our serene spa, you’ll be welcomed by our attentive staff, who will guide you through the Migraine Massage experience. Before the session begins, your therapist will conduct a brief consultation to understand your specific migraine patterns, triggers, and preferences.

As you recline on our luxurious massage table, the therapist will focus on the key areas of tension, employing a combination of gentle strokes, targeted pressure, and soothing techniques. Throughout the session, you’ll experience a gradual release of tension, accompanied by a sense of tranquility.

Post-massage, it’s advisable to rest and hydrate to maximize the benefits of the treatment. Many clients report feeling a significant reduction in migraine symptoms immediately after the session, with the effects lasting for an extended period.

TMJ Massage

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a complex joint connecting the jaw to the skull, and tension in this area can lead to a range of discomforts, including jaw pain, headaches, and even difficulty in opening and closing the mouth. The TMJ Massage at our spa is designed to address these issues, promoting harmony and comfort in the jaw region.

Benefits of TMJ Massage:

Jaw Pain Relief:

TMJ Massage specifically targets the muscles around the jaw, helping to alleviate pain and discomfort associated with conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).

Headache Reduction:

Tension in the jaw often contributes to headaches. By releasing tightness and promoting relaxation in the jaw muscles, the TMJ Massage may provide relief from headaches stemming from jaw-related issues.

Improved Jaw Mobility:

For those experiencing difficulty in opening or closing the mouth due to jaw tension, the TMJ Massage can enhance flexibility and mobility, promoting a more comfortable range of motion.

Techniques Used in TMJ Massage:

Intraoral Massage:

A specialized technique involves gentle massage inside the mouth to release tension in the muscles attached to the jaw. This technique is performed with precision and care to ensure a comfortable experience.

External Jaw Massage:

The therapist utilizes a combination of gentle strokes and targeted pressure on the external jaw muscles to release tension and improve overall jaw function.

Heat Therapy:

Warm compresses or hot stones may be applied to the jaw area to enhance relaxation and promote increased blood flow, facilitating the release of tension.

What to Expect During a TMJ Massage:

Your journey to TMJ relief begins with a warm welcome from our spa team. A thorough consultation with your therapist will precede the treatment to understand your specific jaw concerns and any relevant medical history.

During the massage, you’ll experience a combination of external and intraoral techniques, all performed with meticulous attention to your comfort. The therapist will work to release tension in the jaw, creating a sense of ease and relaxation.

Post-massage, it’s recommended to avoid excessive jaw movement and to drink plenty of water to support the body in flushing out toxins released during the massage. Clients often report immediate relief from jaw pain and an overall improvement in comfort.

Migraine & TMJ Massage Bookings:

30 Minutes – $50
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