Take a head ache, where the body is overweight and rarely is exercised... Again, there are bones involved where-ever the weight has caused stress. This could mean heavy hips or a large stomach. Take the large stomach which causes stress on the lower back and feet. The massage has to focus on these two areas first, before working on loosening all the vertebrae in the back, leading up to the last place: the neck. The neck treatment is done very slowly, so as not to tight up any muscles anywhere else in the body. Often focusing on the Atlas (the last
vertebrae below the head), and massaging the places where the nerves emerge from the spinal column, can help to relax the rest of the neck. The therapist needs to gently probe to figure out the best massage technique for the individual's neck, which relaxes the muscles and allows the nerve flows to smooth out, thereby reducing any head pain.
recommend specific excercizes to keep the neck flexible, and also get the patient to adjust their eating and living habits
Note: sometimes the stress is also related to activities and people the patient interacts with, causing anxiety which freezes the muscles, pinches nerves and results in instant headaches. If this is the cause, the correction is to stop interacting with the people that cause the stress, otherwise the headaches will continue although becoming more active daily will help.