There are many small muscles on the back of the neck that are key players in the movement of the neck and head. Covering each muscle individually goes outside of the scope of this guide. Trigger Points in different neck muscles that can be accessed safely and effectively by massage with sFera balls are localized near the base of the skull.
All of these Trigger Points will cause pain in different parts of the head ranging from deep migraines to temple headaches. They can also be a source of stiffness in the neck.
Suboccipital Muscles are a group of small muscles at the base of the skull that usually harbor numerous Trigger Points even in people who do not suffer from frequent headaches. These muscles tend to contract in response to emotional stress and develop active Trigger Points that can send migraine-like headaches.
Benefits of the Suboccipital Release
- Relieve common headaches
- Increase range of motion in the neck